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Jessica Tanna

Expertise

Jessica advises on a range of corporate, transactional and commercial matters, including: 

  • M&A transactions 
  • corporate governance 
  • capital raisings (including IPOs)
  • corporate restructures 
  • intellectual property matters 
  • commercial contracting 

Jessica advises clients from a diverse range of sectors, and has extensive experience advising clients in technology, mining and mineral exploration, property and professional services sectors. 

Jessica also has a background of in-house experience, which feeds into her strong understanding of business realities and the commercial drivers behind decision making.

Experience

Jessica’s recent experience includes:

M&A transactions

  • acting on various share sale and purchase transactions
  • acting on asset sale and purchase transactions, including transactions for companies in administration or liquidation.

Corporate governance

  • drafting and amending corporate governance documents
  • advising private and public companies on various corporate governance matters including compliance with the Corporations Act and constitutional documents
  • advising publicly listed entities on compliance with ASX Listing Rules and ASX Corporate Governance Recommendations, and attending to company secretarial duties.

IPOs

  • advising on all aspects of IPO, from pre-IPO capital raising, prospectus drafting, undertaking and coordinating due diligence, engaging and coordinating with independent experts and external advisers, preparing and lodging listing application with ASX. 

Corporate restructures

  • acting on various corporate restructures, including restructures that involve the granting of financial assistance, share buy-backs or capital reductions.

Intellectual property

  • acting on the assignment and licensing of intellectual property
  • advising on trade mark registrations with IP Australia
  • advising matters relating to the infringement of intellectual property rights. 

Commercial contracting

  • preparing and negotiating a wide range of often bespoke commercial agreements, including Service, Supply, Distribution Agreements, and terms of trade, for clients conducting business domestically and globally. 

Publications

25 August 2021 - Knowledge

Striking the right balance: Permanent changes to Australia’s continuous disclosure laws

#Corporate & Commercial Law

The Federal Government has made permanent changes to Australia’s continuous disclosure regime. We examine the changes that are here to stay and their implications on companies and their officers.

11 August 2021 - Knowledge

Certainty on electronic signing and virtual AGMs finally on the horizon

#Corporate & Commercial Law

The temporary laws allowing electronic execution and virtual AGMs that lapsed in March have now been formally extended to March 2022.

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