About us

Johnson Winter & Slattery is engaged by major Australian and international corporations as legal counsel on their business activities, disputes and most challenging transactions throughout Australia and surrounding regions.

With an appreciation for your commercial needs, we blend legal expertise with commercial and market awareness to deliver high quality legal services. This means working closely with you to understand your commercial objectives, and ensuring our approach is tailored to deliver timely commercial outcomes.

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Over 60 partners nationally, supported by more than 200 lawyers, business development, finance, HR and IT professionals.

We provide advice to ASX-listed and foreign corporations, privately owned enterprises, not for profits, education and industry bodies as well as major government agencies and regulators.

Commercial law experts, with a strong focus on corporate (M&A/ECM), competition, disputes, finance and restructuring. 

Dedicated experts in employment, IP, information technology, media, property, tax and energy and resources.

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We are an Australian counsel to foreign businesses and law firms, providing foreign investment advice and applications. We have an established referral firm network for outbound cross-border requirements.

A number of our lawyers and practice groups are ranked as leading, by Chambers Asia-Pacific, Asia Pacific Legal 500, Best Lawyers and Doyle's Guide.

JWS was established in 1993 by Tony Johnson, Nigel Winter and Peter Slattery as a boutique corporate firm. We grew rapidly to become a leading independent Australian firm focussed on complex transactions and disputes