Since the term was coined in 1957, agribusiness has seen considerable change.
We work with our clients to harness this change, to establish, maintain and grow their agribusiness operations and portfolio interests across the globe.
By understanding the key sensitivities, issues and challenges this sector faces and the opportunities and commercial drivers that inform their decisions we partner with multinational clients in both established markets and higher growth emerging markets to create better business outcomes.
We are focused on ensuring commercial outcomes for our clients and delivering commercially astute, innovative advice and a premium client experience. This investment in our relationships builds the exceptional, lasting working relationships and the deep understanding we are known for.
We can also advise on all aspects of mergers and acquisitions, dispute resolution and other key areas of commercial legal services across agribusiness sub-sectors including:
- Livestock & Aquaculture
- Grains & Sugar
- Processing & Supply Chain
- Real Estate
Advising on the competing takeover bids for AWB by Graincorp and Agrium of A$860 million and A$1.2 billion, respectively
The Government of Guinea
Advising on the drafting of numerous template resettlement and compensation agreements for temporary land access and permanent land acquisition and ancillary legal assistance for community development projects
Advising on its acquisition as the largest poultry supplier in Australia and New Zealand
Associated British Foods
Advising ABF and its affiliates (e.g. ABN Overseas, British Sugar) on their various joint ventures in the animal feed and sugar industries in China
Global Forest Partners
Advising on the restructure and sale to funds managed of plantations associated with Elders forestry division, including 16 managed funds
A Hong Kong consortium
Advising on the acquisition of United Dairy Power Group, Australia’s largest privately-owned dairy processor and supplier
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Gavin is a senior corporate M&A lawyer, with particular expertise in public takeovers, shareholder activism, private equity and venture capital investments, and in investment work in Africa.