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Rebecca Maslen-Stannage



Rebecca is a market leading expert in mergers and acquisitions and capital markets. 


Rebecca has advised leading Australian and international clients across the agribusiness, airports, construction, food manufacturing, media, mining and resources, and retail industries.

Named Australian Dealmaker of the Year 2012 in the Lawyer’s Weekly Awards, Rebecca was also a finalist for the Australian Dealmaker of the Year award in the 2012 ALB Australasian Law Awards.

Rebecca is ranked by PLC Which Lawyer? as a recommended Australian lawyer for both Corporate/Mergers & Acquisitions and Equity Capital Markets. She has been ranked in the peer-review ‘Best Lawyers’ survey as a leading lawyer in M&A and Equity Capital Markets in every year since its inception. Chambers Global describes Rebecca as ‘outstanding’ and ‘an excellent lawyer who really delivers results’.

Rebecca lectures undergraduate and postgraduate students at the University of Sydney on topics relating to securities regulation and continuous disclosure.
Rebecca's experience includes,

  • Seven West Media’s accelerated AREO rights offering under a ‘blind date’ structure
  • the restructuring of Centro Properties Group which was completed in December 2011, including five interconditional schemes of arrangement and a $9.4 billion sale of US property assets to a Blackstone fund – widely viewed as the most complex restructuring in Australia’s corporate history. This won M&A Deal of the year at the Capital CFO Awards 2012 and Australian Insolvency & Restructuring Deal of the Year Award at the 2012 ALB Australasian Law Awards
  • the initial public offering of Trade Me Limited (NZ business similar to ebay), the largest IPO ASX listing of 2011, which won IPO of the Year at the Capital CFO Awards 2012
  • the proposed acquisition of Queensland Rail by the world’s leading coal companies including BHP Billiton, Rio Tinto, Anglo and Xstrata
  • the merger of Seven Group Holdings’ media business with West Australian Newspapers to create Seven West Media


Rebecca has First Class Honours in Law and a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Western Australia and a Bachelor of Civil Law from the University of Oxford. She is an Adjunct Lecturer-in-Law at Sydney University.

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