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Claire Thompson

Claire Thompson

Senior Associate

Claire is a Corporate Senior Associate based in Melbourne.



Claire is a Senior Associate in our Corporate team in Melbourne. Claire specialises in mergers and acquisitions, with a focus on private equity, technology and venture capital. Claire has particular experience in:

  • public M&A transactions, including takeover bids and schemes of arrangement
  • private M&A transactions, including acquisitions and exits
  • joint venture, shareholder and investor arrangements
  • investments into early stage companies
  • general corporate and commercial advice

Claire's experience includes advising:

  • Optal Limited on its sale to WEX, Inc.
  • the Riverside Company on various acquisitions
  • on recent capital raisings by Metigy, Dovetail and other early stage technology companies
  • NAB on various transaction, including the sale of a majority stake in MLC Life to Nippon Life and various fintech investments by NAB Ventures
  • NEXTDC Limited in relation to its acquisition of the Asia Pacific Data Centre Group by on-market takeover bid



Claire has a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and Bachelor of Arts from the University of Melbourne.

Claire was a winner in the M&A Category for the 2016 Lawyers Weekly 30 Under 30 Awards.

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