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Nick Hornstein

Senior Associate - Melbourne

Areas of Expertise

Corporate & Commercial Law


Nick is a Senior Associate in our Melbourne Corporate & Commercial team. With a background in corporate law and venture capital, Nick specialises in capital raisings, mergers and acquisitions and equity capital markets.


Nick previously worked at a top-tier law firm in New Zealand. His experience includes:

Australian IPOs and deals experience

  • Australian Primary Hemp – advising Australian-listed company on the backdoor listing and subsequent readmission of Australian Primary Hemp (formerly Alchemia Limited), a company specialising in all areas of the hemp supply chain – from cultivation through to manufacturing of hemp-based products
  • Security Matters – advising Israeli anti-counterfeit tech company that commercialises patented track and trace, authentication and blockchain verification technology on its IPO, including due diligence report, planning memorandum and prospectus
  • Imagion Biosystems – advising biotech company that develops non-radioactive and safe diagnostic imaging technology for cancer on its IPO, subsequent securities law requirements on the ASX, capital raisings (e.g. rights issues) and corporate governance matters
  • Mobecom – advising CSB Engage, a Singapore-based entity on its back door listing and reverse takeover of Waratah Resources Ltd (now called, Mobecom Limited)
  • Titomic - advising high-tech, 3D printing company, Titomic on all matters pertaining to its IPO
  • Lakeba Group – advising on the restructure, including all security documentation and a facility agreement with Mobecom
  • Structural Monitoring - advising on the Structural Monitoring Systems plc (ASX:SMN) acquisition of Anodyne Electronics Manufacturing Corp
  • Hydrix Ltd - advising on the Panorama Synergy (ASX:HYD) acquisition of Hydrix Group and all other corporate matters
  • Circle In – advising company specialising in career support for working parents in its initial investment by Our Innovation Fund, LC of $1.5 million and advising on all corporate governance matters
  • Multicom – advising a vanadium pentoxide mining company on its capital structure and fundraising under section 708 of the Corporations Act.

New Zealand IPOs and deals experience

  • Scales Corporation – advising NZ agribusiness, Scales Corporation on all matters relating to its $224 million IPO in 2014.
  • Vista Group – advising film industry technology company, Vista Group on its $188 million IPO in 2014
  • Intueri Group – advising education provider, Intueri Group on its $235 million IPO in 2014
  • Snakk Media – advising Snakk Media on its compliance listing to new NXT Market (the second ever quotation of shares on the NXT Market
  • Heartland Bank – advising Heartland New Zealand on its pro rata return of capital to shareholders by way of a court approved scheme of arrangement as well as the amalgamation with its subsidiary, Heartland Bank
  • Wellard - advising Wellard Limited on the offer of shares in New Zealand under the Trans-Tasman mutual recognition scheme and subsequent IPO on the ASX
  • EROAD – advising logistics and fleet management company, EROAD on its $201 million IPO
  • Warehouse Group – advising The Warehouse Group on the acquisition of a 51 per cent stake in The Warehouse Financial Services from Westpac
  • Spark/Telecom – advising Spark and its subsidiaries (formerly, Telecom Rentals) on its sale for $106 million to FlexiGroup.


17 September 2020 - Knowledge

Update: COVID-19 factsheet – changes at the Federal and State level

#Corporate & Commercial Law, #Workplace Relations & Safety, #COVID-19

The pandemic has caused a series of rapid regulatory changes at both the Federal and State level. We provide a Q&A on the latest updates to help you navigate the current state of play.

13 May 2020 - Knowledge

Electronic execution changes in Victoria

#Construction & Infrastructure, #Corporate & Commercial Law, #COVID-19

In an effort to cure a number of logistical issues arising out of the COVID-19 pandemic, new Victorian Regulations for the execution and witnessing of documents were passed on 12 May 2020. The objective of the Regulations is to modify the application of certain acts (in particular, the Electronic Transactions (Victoria) Act 2000, Oaths and Affirmations Act 2018, Powers of Attorney Act 2014 and Wills Act 1997) to further provide for the use of electronic signatures, witnessing of documents by audio visual links and related matters.