Partner

Andrew Crean

Andrew is a trusted advisor to listed and unlisted clients of all sizes, from ASX200 companies to start-ups. He is renowned for providing exceptional client service and practical commercial and strategic advice. Clients regularly describe Andrew as a pleasure to work with.

In addition, Andrew has deep corporate and commercial experience across a diverse range of industry sectors and a proven track record of managing & leading teams to successfully deliver corporate transactions. He has deep policy, regulatory & litigation experience, having previously worked for both the Attorney General’s Department, and the Takeovers Panel executive.

Expertise

Andrew’s expertise includes:

  • Private and public mergers & acquisitions
  • Commercial contracts
  • Corporate governance
  • Capital raisings
  • Corporations Act & regulatory compliance
  • Australia’s foreign investment regime.

Recent projects

  • Advising a leading international consumer and commercial services company on multiple Australian acquisitions and governance matters.
  • Advising a leading marine services provider on multiple Australian share and asset acquisitions in Western Australia and Queensland.
  • Acting for a leading Western Australian provider of child care services on the sale of multiple child care businesses to a public unlisted company.
  • Advising a leading Australian broker on multiple proposed capital raise transactions, in lead manager and underwriting roles.
  • Advising an ASX-listed company with global operations on the refinance of its debt facilities, and on corporate and commercial projects generally.
  • Advising the principal of one of Western Australia’s largest distributors of bulk fuels and lubricants in relation to all aspects of the sale of a 50% shareholding stake to a global energy business.
  • Advising a listed company in relation to the proposed sale and purchase transaction and resulting change in nature of activities and re-compliance with chapters 1 & 2 of the ASX listing rules.

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Special Counsel

Stuart O'Neill