Jeremy Blackshaw

Managing Partner Capital Markets and Corporate
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Melbourne, Australia
    Local Time: Monday 21:54

Practice Expertise


Areas of Practice

  • Corporate
  • Equity capital markets
  • Finance
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Private equity
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I am a director of the Victorian Chamber of Commerce and the Chair of Linden New Art, Inc. I have lectured in takeover law and regularly present on legal issues.

Career highlights

  • Goldman Sachs JBWere – advised on the sale of its margin lending business to Adelaide Bank Limited, valued at over A$900million
  • Goldman Sachs - advised on the sale of its iconic JBWere stockbroking and private wealth management business to National Australia Bank
  • Svenska Cellulosa AB - advised on its cross-border acquisition of Carter Holt Harvey's Tissue division, Australia and New Zealand's leading consumer and industrial tissue and feminine hygiene and adult incontinence products manufacturer and supplier (transaction value A$890 million)
  • Asaleo Care Limited, Svenska Cellulosa AB and Pacific Equity Partners – advised on Asaleo Care's $1.06 billion initial public offering and listing on the Australian Securities Exchange
  • CGU Insurance Limited – advised on the creation of Australia’s leading marine insurance specialist – Marine Protect: Powered by NTI. NTI is a joint venture owned and underwritten 50/50 by CGU and AAI
  • CGU Insurance Limited and Swann Insurance (Aust) Pty Ltd – advised on the sale of several intermediated insurance distribution business channels to Eric Insurance Limited
  • Jemena (a joint venture between State Grid of China and Singapore Power) – advised on its $1 billion+ bid for the Iona gas storage facility. Our work included co-ordinating a multi-jurisdictional team on the legal due diligence and negotiating the transaction documents with the seller and its advisers
  • Ceridian HCM Holding, Inc – in its cross-border acquisition of Ascender's Asian payroll and human capital management business

  • Recommended by Best Lawyers from 2013 to 2020 for Corporate, M&A and Private Equity, and by IFLR1000
  • Rated as one of 8 Leading Individuals in M&A in Australia and praised as having “a brilliant understanding of the market and regulators
    – The Legal 500 Asia Pacific
  • Chambers ranked in M&A

BEc, LLB (Hons)

Areas of Practice

  • Corporate
  • Equity capital markets
  • Finance
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Private equity

Professional Career

Professional Associations
  • Head of the Melbourne Private Equity & Capital Markets Practice Group in ME Corporate
  • Corporations Committee of the Law Council of Australia, Member
  • Advisory Board of Centre for Corporate and Securities Regulation, University of Melbourne, Member
  • Financial Services Institute of Australasia, Member
  • Australian Institute of Company Directors, Member
  • Director, Chunky Move Limited


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  • Every company director's corporate governance bible

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  • Private Capital sets its sights on Australia: MinterEllison report

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  • MinterEllison advises Essity on its proposed $788 million acquisition of Asaleo Care

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