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Australian M&A Podcast: Episodes 1-11 now available

11 December 2018 | Australia
Audio and Video – By Rodd Levy and Andrew Rich


On the new Herbert Smith Freehills Podcast channel, our experts discuss mergers and acquisitions issues in Australia.

Tune in as our experts discuss recent transactions, their challenges and key legal issues, while highlighting considerations to watch out for in future transactions.

Episode 1: Issues in schemes of arrangement, focussing on the Tabcorp/Tatts transaction (Rodd Levy and Courtney Dixon)

Episode 2: Hostile takeover bid tactics (Sam Kings and Kam Jamshidi)

Episode 3: Loan to own schemes of arrangement, focussing on the recent Bis Industries transaction (Andrew Rich and Paul Apathy)

Episode 4: No-fly zones after unsuccessful bids, and rights issues that go too far (Simon Haddy and Tim McEwen)

Episode 5: Keep calm and pay the 12.5%: Applying the CGT non-resident withholding tax in public market transactions (Rodd Levy and Toby Eggleston)

Episode 6: Pre-bid shareholder commitments – current issues and examples (Rodd Levy and Kam Jamshidi)

Episode 7: Cost recovery by targets from bidders in corporate takeovers – should Australia follow the New Zealand approach? (Zoe Leyland and Jason Jordan)

Episode 8: OZ Minerals bid for Avanco Resources  - How a takeover bid unfolds (Rodd Levy and Sam Kings)

Episode 9: Cross-border competition approvals – trends in Australia and Asia (part 1) - (Sarah Benbow and Adelaide Luke)

Episode 10: Cross-border competition approvals – gun jumping trends in Australia, Asia and Europe (part 2) -  (Sarah Benbow and Adelaide Luke)

Episode 11: The 2018 M&A year in review - (Robert Nicholson and Ben Landau)



Our podcast is available on iTunes, Spotify and SoundCloud and can be accessed on all devices. You can subscribe and be notified of all future episodes.


Mark Rigotti, CEO of Herbert Smith Freehills, said,

Clients are increasingly looking to us to add more value and engage with them differently. By launching our own podcast channel, we are able to provide clients with bytes of legal insights that can be consumed anytime, anywhere.”


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