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Byron Koster

Partner

Telephone: +61 2 8274 9550

E-mail: byron.koster@jws.com.au

Principal areas of expertise

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Laws
  • Master of Laws
  • Master of Arts

Byron specialises in large-scale public M&A transactions including advising on hostile takeover bids, structuring multi-billion dollar mergers and planning high profile acquisitions.

He has extensive experience in schemes of arrangement, the sale and purchase of businesses, ASX listings, foreign investment, joint ventures, share buy backs and Corporations Act compliance. Byron also advises in relation to securities law, funds management and corporate governance.

Recent transactions include acting for Challenger Infrastructure fund in its sale of assets and winding-up, and acting for Vodafone in its $8 billion merger with Hutchison.

Byron was a member of the Takeovers Panel for nine years and is recognised as a leading individual in Corporate M&A by Chambers.