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Malika Chandrasegaran

Malika Chandrasegaran


Malika has a broad corporate law practice with a focus on public and private mergers and acquisitions.



Malika combines her strong technical legal knowledge with a practical commercial approach. 

She specialises in public and private mergers and acquisitions (including cross border transactions), corporate restructures, foreign investment, joint ventures and other commercial transactions. 

She has experience across a wide range of industries, including consumer products, media and technology. 

Malika is also the co-author of a detailed review of Australia’s foreign investment regime in “Towns Under Siege” (a book on Australian takeovers).  In addition, she is the co-author of two chapters in “Before You Tie The Knot” (a book on joint ventures). 

Malika’s experience includes advising:

  • AccorHotels on its proposed A$1.2 billion acquisition of Mantra Group by way of scheme of arrangement
  • oOh!media on the proposed A$1.6 billion merger with APN Outdoor by way of scheme of arrangement
  • Fairfax Media on the separation and spin-off of Domain, which listed as a standalone entity with an initial market capitalisation of A$2.2 billion
  • iProperty on its A$750 million acquisition by by way of scheme of arrangement
  • Propertylink on its A$503.5 million initial public offering
  • BHP Billiton on its demerger of its aluminium, manganese and selected nickel and coal assets through the creation and listing of South32
  • Metcash on the proposed IPO of its automotive division and its subsequent A$275 trade sale to Burson
  • Chandler Macleod on its A$290 million acquisition by Recruit Holdings by way of scheme of arrangement
  • Metcash on its acquisition of a 75% interest in Automotive Brands Group and the joint venture arrangements between Paul Dumbrell and Metcash following the acquisition
  • Boral on its exit from its east coast bricks joint venture 



Malika hold a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of New South Wales.