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Jason specialises in public and private M&A, joint ventures and shareholder arrangements.

Jason advises Australian and international clients on a range of public and private transactions including takeovers, schemes of arrangement, negotiated acquisitions and disposals, joint ventures and shareholder arrangements. 

Jason’s deep experience and knowledge in public M&A includes acting as an adviser to the Takeovers Panel on commercial and legal issues, where he also worked on takeovers policy and assisted in the management of applications before the Panel.

Jason is the co-author of the Takeovers chapter of Robson’s Annotated Corporations Legislation (Thomson Reuters). He also teaches the post-graduate course on public M&A (schemes of arrangement) at the University of Melbourne and lectures in the MBA course at the Melbourne Business School.


Jason holds a Bachelor of Laws (honours) and Bachelor of Business (majoring in banking and finance) from Monash University.

Jason has been admitted to practice in Victoria since November 2010.

Experience & expertise

Selected matters

  • JELD-WEN on the strategic review of its Australasian business and sale to Platinum Equity for A$688 million
  • Australian Unity Diversified Property Fund on its proposed A$1.1 billion merger with Cromwell Direct Property Fund by way of trust scheme
  • BINGO Industries on its A$2.3 billion acquisition by MIRA by way of scheme of arrangement
  • Australian Unity on its acquisition of the IOOF investment bonds business
  • EQT on its acquisition of Icon Group
  • NAB on the divestment of its broker aggregation businesses (PLAN, Choice & FAST)
  • Nippon Paper on its A$1.7 billion acquisition of Orora’s Australasian fibre packaging business
  • Australian Unity Healthcare Property Trust on its response to the A$2.5 billion unsolicited proposal from NorthWest Healthcare 
  • Healthscope on its response to the approaches from the BGH-AusSuper Consortium and Brookfield and the successful A$4.5 billion scheme of arrangement and simultaneous takeover bid by Brookfield
  • Coles on its entry into an incorporated joint venture with Australian Venue Co in relation to Coles’ hotels business (Spirit Hotels)
  • Tabcorp on its successful A$11.3 billion combination with Tatts Group
  • Integral Diagnostics on a number of acquisitions, as well as its successful defeat of the hostile takeover bid from Capitol Health