Andrew Lumsden




Andrew specialises in M&A, securities transactions and corporate governance. He advises corporate clients in all aspects of local and cross border mergers and acquisitions and corporate governance, as well as contested and negotiated takeovers, fundraising and corporate and securities law matters. Andrew has expertise in foreign investment laws, real estate, infrastructure, energy and resources and media.

He is the Deputy Chair of the Professional Standards Council.

He is a former member of the Takeovers Panel (12 years). From 1998 to 2001 Andrew was the Chief of Staff for the Hon. Joe Hockey MP, then the Minister for Financial Services & Regulation. He was a founding member of the Australian Reinsurance Pool Corporation (2001-2010).

In 2017, Andrew was appointed Deputy Chair of the Professional Standards Council. He was appointed member of the Takeover Panel between 2002 – 2011 and again in 2014 – 2017. Andrew is a Member of the Corporate Committee and fellow of the Subject Advisory Committee Applied Corporate Governance Programme of the Law Council of Australia, he is also Adjunct Faculty Member for the Faculty of Law (Equity Financing) at the University of Sydney.

Key deals


Advised on the acquisition of 100% of Ten Network Holdings.

AZ International Holdings S.A

Acted for AZ International Holdings S.A. to grow assets under advice to AU$7 billion since 2015.

Apollo Nine Entertainment Corporation

Advised on the acquisition and subsequent disposal of a material stake in NEC.

Bauer Media ACP Magazines

Advised on the acquisition of ACP Magazines Ltd from NEC.

Whitehaven Coal Aston Resources

Advised on the all scrip merger-of-equals with Aston Resources Ltd and its simultaneous acquisition of Boardwalk Resources.

Yanzhou Coal Mining Company

Advised on the AU$3.3 billion acquisition of Felix Resources by way of scheme of arrangement.