LLM, LLB and BSc
Corporate & Commercial Law, Mergers and Acquisitions, Agribusiness
Warren is a globally recognised expert in mergers and acquisitions, corporate, commercial, distribution and franchising legal work.
For many years Warren has successfully led a team providing premium legal services, and is best known for his in-depth knowledge and long term relationships that enable him to provide a commercial and value added service.
Warren is currently recognised as Lawyer of the Year for Melbourne in specialist Corporate Law by peer reviewed international guide, Best Lawyers. He is also recognised in global publications Who’s Who and Legal 500.
Holding a Masters in Commercial Law from Melbourne University with a focus on mergers and acquisitions, competition law and international trade, Warren brings cutting edge expertise to the fore in his advice and strategy work.
Understanding the competition and consumer laws intimately, Warren has helped many clients with merger clearances, notifications and authorisation applications to the ACCC and responding to ACCC enforcement action. Having an understanding of the latest views of the ACCC on enforcement of competition and consumer laws allows Warren to guide his clients in proactive management of key risk issues ahead of any enforcement action. In this regard, unfair contract laws have been introduced with broad statutory definition. Understanding what is unfair and not is key as penalties in this area will soon match those for price fixing and cartel conduct’s financial penalties.
Warren advises boards and advisory boards on structuring and strategic activities. He also holds board positions and is involved with private equity, giving him a day to day understanding of the key issues for boards in the modern world. Properly planned structures for growth, appropriate shareholder agreements and management of director’s risks are all key to Warren’s approach. He will work in with tax and accounting advisors domestically and internationally to deliver market leading outcomes.
Over time, Warren has found a substantial increase in the cross border activity that his clients are involved in. His experience in undertaking multi-jurisdictional mergers and acquisitions managing teams internationally is one of Warren’s strengths. Also, Warren is a recognised expert in structuring and strategy in respect of domestic and international networks, utilisng distribution networks, franchising and capital markets. His clients in this area range from startup businesses to internationally recognised brands.
Warren’s Transactional experience includes:
Warren also has extensive experience in:
13 April 2022 - Knowledge
#Corporate & Commercial Law, #Workplace Relations & Safety
Employee share schemes have been overhauled as part of Treasurer Josh Frydenberg’s Budget 2022/23 announcements, allowing for larger staff incentives and bonuses.
30 May 23
In this webinar, we will look at key developments in these areas, including: recent data breach cases and trends, reviews of Queensland and Commonwealth privacy legislation, the rise of Chat GPT, AI tools, and key risks and cyber security developments.
31 May 23
IBAC and the Victorian Ombudsman have investigated a number of complaints in relation to Victorian local councils and produced a series of reports. In this presentation, partner Joseph Monaghan, will provide a basic overview of IBAC and the Victorian Ombudsman, their respective roles and functions under their establishing legislation and an overview of recent IBAC and Ombudsman investigation reports involving local councils.
05 Jun 23
The recent extreme flood events raise a series of legal issues including the liability of local councils for decisions that expose residents and businesses to greater risk from flooding events, and remedial steps to address past decision-making. In this webinar, partner Joseph Monaghan and lawyer Jacob Atkinson will discuss these topics.