ESR Cayman and Warburg Pincus

Advised ESR, one of the largest pan-Asian logistics real estate developers, owners and operators and a portfolio company of Warburg Pincus, one of the leading global private equity firms, on ESR’s successful AU$755 million unsolicited off market takeover of ASX-listed REIT Propertylink Group. As part of this transaction, Corrs also advised ESR on the acquisition of its pre-bid stake of 19.89% of Propertylink through an after-market raid, using an equity derivative structure.

Blackstone Group

Advised on several of Australia’s largest and most complex transactions in the past 5 years, including the acquisitions of a portfolio of office buildings from GE Capital, a portfolio of 10 industrial assets from an Australian investor/manager and establishment of an industrial fund, a 50% interest in South Cross Towers from Brookfield, a 25% interest in the ANZ/HSF head office, the sale and leaseback acquisition of a portfolio of 10 logistics assets, and the acquisition and disposal of dozens of other office, retail and industrial assets. 

Archer Daniels Midland

Advised NYSE listed ADM on its A$3.4 billion proposed takeover of ASX listed GrainCorp Limited, Australia’s largest agribusiness company.

CBS/Ten Network

Advised CBS in its bid to acquire the Ten Network out of administration, overcoming legal challenges by rivals, and advising on financing, restructuring and merger clearance.

Oil Search/Papua LNG

Advised Oil Search on all aspects of the development USD13bn Papua LNG Project, and the signing of the gas agreement involving Total and ExxonMobil.

Hancock Prospecting

Advised the Rinehart family’s flagship company on multiple claims being brought by two family members and two commercial third parties, worth over A$10 billion.

Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads - Gold Coast Light Rail

Advised the Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads on the A$1 billion light rail project for the Gold Coast from inception of the project at the business case stage, through procurement as a PPP to final negotiation of the commercial arrangements and negotiation and implementation of Stage 2.

Goldman/QIC/Pacific Consortium: Icon Cancer Care Group

Advised a consortium comprising QIC, Goldman Sachs PIA and Pagoda Investments on their acquisition of a majority interest in the Icon Cancer Care Group.

Lundbeck

Advised Lundbeck on its 14-year patent litigation against four generic pharmaceutical companies relating to the anti-depressant Lexapro, with success on liability and damages.

REA Group

Advised REA in multiple pieces of Federal Court litigation commenced against Fairfax Media and its subsidiary Domain Group in relation to advertising and market conduct of regarding rival digital property listing platforms.

CIMIC/Pulse: Cross River Rail Project

Advised CIMIC and the Pulse consortium in securing its selection to deliver the A$5.4 billion Tunnel, Stations and Development PPP of Brisbane’s Cross River Rail Project.

BP

Advised BP on a range of mandated, including its proposed acquisition of Woolworths’ entire 527-site network of service stations and a network of development sites, as well as the establishment of a long-term convenience partnership and loyalty and rewards alliance. The ACCC Chairman described the deal as the most complex merger review of the year.

SC Lowy/McAleese

Advised a consortium of principally offshore investors led by SC Lowy in the restructure of the ASX listed McAleese transport services group.

Queensland Department of State Development, Infrastructure and Planning

Acted on all planning, environmental, infrastructure and native title issues associated with the A$3.6 billion Queens Wharf Brisbane project (which aims to facilitate the construction of a world class integrated resort development (including a new casino)) in the Brisbane CBD. This included drafting and negotiating amendments to the Brisbane Casino Agreement Act 1992.