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Kurt is a corporate lawyer specialising in public and private mergers and acquisitions.

Kurt advises on a range of public and private mergers and acquisitions.


Kurt holds a Bachelor of Laws (with Distinction) and Bachelor of Property and Real Estate from Deakin University.

Experience & expertise

Selected matters

Kurt’s experience includes advising:

  • bidders and targets in public M&A transactions
  • on various private M&A and private equity transactions
  • on cross-border transactions
  • on competitive auction and bid processes

Kurt’s recent experience includes advising:

  • Newcrest on its $26 billion sale to NYSE listed Newmont
  • ANZ on its restructure to establish a non-operating holding company by scheme of arrangement and ASX listing, and to subsequently restructure its banking and non-banking businesses
  • Australian Unity Diversified Property Fund on its proposed $1.1 billion merger with Cromwell Direct Property Fund
  • Crown Resorts on its sale to Blackstone for $9.8 billion
  • BHP on the sale of its petroleum business to Woodside for US$21 billion
  • Alliance Aviation on its proposed sale to Qantas
  • Clarus Corporation on its purchase of Rhino Rack for $255 million*
  • Youfoodz on its sale to HelloFresh for $125 million*
  • F45 on its acquisition of Vive Active*
  • LeasePlan on the sale of its Australian business to SG Fleet for $400 million*
  • Orora Limited on the sale of its Australasian fibre business to Nippon Paper Industries Co for $1.72 billion*
  • ExperienceCo on its acquisition of Trees Adventure
  • Youfoodz on its IPO*

*Experience prior to joining Herbert Smith Freehills