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.
22 Mar 22 to 09 Nov 22
In this seminar series, we look at the opportunities and issues for major infrastructure projects across a range of sectors, including health, housing and new energy. This seminar series is being offered in our Brisbane office and online. Registration for this seminar series is complimentary and now open.
07 Apr 22 to 10 Nov 22
More than ever, ports are vital nodes for an increasingly complex web of international trade and supply chains. Ports have become an increasing focus for security, environmental and competition regulation and their role and efficiency within global supply chains is being scrutinised by governments and industry alike. At the same time, ports find themselves at the forefront of the development and facilitation of alternative energy sources, often literally acting as the gatekeepers for the inflow of such technology and projects into Australia or out to the rest of the world. This series will look at how Australian ports might navigate these challenges and opportunities in 2022.
10 May 22 to 29 Nov 22
Holding Redlich is pleased to invite you to our 2022 Queensland local government seminar series which we have tailored specifically for mayors, councillors and Queensland local government employees including lawyers, town planners and compliance officers. These seminars will offer you insights, updates and practical tips from our experts on topics which we consider to be particularly relevant for local governments.