Amelia advises on a range of corporate transactions, specialising in public and private mergers and acquisitions.
Amelia has advised on some of the largest and most transformative Australian public and private M&A deals in recent times across various industries and sectors, including in the energy, financial services and consumer sectors. Amelia has also completed secondments to the Commonwealth Bank of Australia and CIMIC Group.
Amelia is the co-editor of Bootmakers, Boards and Rogues, a major new book published in 2023 on corporate and securities law. ASIC Chair Joseph Longo, who wrote the foreword for the book, described it as “informative, thought-provoking and rich in analysis and ideas.” Amelia is also co-author of ‘Insider trading laws in Australia: past, present and future’ contained in the book.
In addition, she is the author of ‘Takeover Funding: The Rhyme of the Modern Mariner’ in Towns Under Siege, a major book on contemporary issues in takeovers.
Amelia has been shortlisted for the “Thought Leader of the Year” award at the 2023 Lawyers Weekly Women in Law Awards and was a finalist for the “Young Gun of the Year” award at the 2015 Lawyers Weekly Women in Law Awards.
Amelia holds a Bachelor of Laws (Hons I) and Bachelor of Commerce (Economics) from the University of Sydney. While at university, Amelia also completed an exchange program to the University of Pennsylvania in the USA (including at the Wharton School). She is admitted as a Solicitor in the Supreme Court of New South Wales and the High Court of Australia.
Experience & expertise
- Santos in its discussions with Woodside Energy regarding a potential A$80 billion merger
- Commonwealth Bank of Australia on the sale of its 99% shareholding in its Indonesian banking subsidiary, PT Bank Commonwealth (PTBC), to PT Bank OCBC NISP Tbk, a subsidiary of Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation Limited
- Link Group on its proposed A$2.2bn (EV) acquisition by Mitsubishi UFJ Trust & Banking Corporation
- Thales on its proposed A$180 million acquisition of listed cyber firm Tesserent Ltd by way of scheme
- Ramsay Health Care on its response to the A$20 billion approach from KKR
- Suncorp on its proposed A$4.9 billion sale of Suncorp Bank to ANZ
- Tassal Group on its A$1.7 billion (EV) acquisition by Cooke Inc by way of scheme
- Santos on its A$21 billion proposed merger with Oil Search. This deal was awarded M&A Deal of the Year at the 2022 Australasian Law Awards
- Australian Unity Healthcare Property Trust on its response to the A$2.5 billion unsolicited proposal from NorthWest Healthcare
- Commonwealth Bank of Australia on the partial transfer of the Commonwealth Financial Planning (CFP) business to AIA Financial Services Limited
- Coca-Cola Amatil Limited on its acquisition by CCEP by way of scheme valuing Amatil at A$11.1 billion (EV). This deal was awarded M&A Deal of the Year at the 2021 MergerMarket M&A Awards
- WiseTech Global on the acquisition of Matchbox Exchange
- Caltex Australia on its response to the A$10 billion (EV) Couche-Tard NBIO
- Commonwealth Bank of Australia on its proposed A$3.8 billion sale of its Australian and New Zealand life insurance business to AIA, including the implemented joint co-operation agreement and 25 year distribution agreement
- Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec on its 44% stake in insurance distributor Greenstone
- Ausenco on its A$160 million (EV) acquisition by RCF by way of scheme
- Broadspectrum’s response to the A$1.3 billion (EV) unsolicited takeover bid by Ferrovial
- Evolution Mining on its acquisition of La Mancha’s Australian assets
- Evolution Mining on its takeover of Phoenix Gold Limited
- PanAust on its takeover by Guangdong Rising valuing the company at A$1.2 billion
- Roc Oil on its proposed A$900 million merger with Horizon Oil and subsequent takeover by Fosun. This deal was nominated as M&A Deal of the Year at the 2015 Australasian Lawyer awards