Tim Bowley

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+61 424 742 046


Tim is a corporate lawyer specialising in all areas of corporate advisory and transactions.

He has advised on many high profile transactions including takeovers, mergers, equity raisings, private treaty acquisitions and investment transactions, for ASX-listed clients, multinational and other offshore clients, private equity and other investment houses.

Tim was ranked as one of Australia’s leading Corporate/M&A lawyers in Chambers Asia-Pacific 2013 where sources characterise him as an "exceptional younger lawyer" and "an excellent draftsman and a very safe pair of hands for guiding a transaction from A to B."

  • ABB Grain: advising on ABB Grain’s acquisition by Viterra Inc. under a $2.1 billion scrip and cash scheme of arrangement.
  • Adelaide Bank: $4 billion merger by scheme of arrangement with Bendigo Bank Ltd.
  • Cephalon Inc:
    • advising in relation to its cornerstone investment in ASX-listed ChemGenex Pharmaceuticals Ltd and subsequent successful $225 million takeover bid.
    • acting for the global biopharmaceutical company in relation to its $US350 million strategic alliance with ASX-listed Mesoblast Ltd.
    • acting on its $318 million takeover bid for Arana Therapeutics Ltd.
  • Envestra Ltd: acting on the $2.37 billion off-market takeover bid from the Cheung Kong Group.
  • Gazal Corporation:
    • advising on the establishment of its joint venture with NYSE – listed PVH Inc. for the distribution of Calvin Klein products in Australia.
    • advising in relation to the sale of its Davenport and Loveable underwear brands.
    • advising in relation to the sale of its iconic surf and streetwear brand MAMBO.
  • Oceania Capital Partners Ltd: advising on its contested takeover for Keybridge Capital Ltd, including successful Takeovers Panel proceedings.
  • Professional Golfers’ Association of Australia Ltd and PGA Tour of Australasia Ltd: advising on their merger by way of two interdependent schemes of arrangement.
  • Sentient Global Resources: advising on its domestic and offshore investments.
  • Thakral Holdings Group: advising on its defence of the $487 million unsolicited off-market takeover bid by Brookfield Asset Management.


  • Ranked as a leading Corporate/M&A lawyer – Chambers Asia-Pacific, 2014
  • Sources characterise Tim Bowley as an "exceptional younger lawyer," "an excellent draftsman and a very safe pair of hands for guiding a transaction from A to B."Chambers Asia-Pacific, 2014
  • Listed as a leading lawyer in Corporate Law and Mergers & Acquisitions Law - Best Lawyers Australia 2018


  • Bachelor of Arts (Jurisprudence), University of Adelaide
  • Bachelor of Laws (Hons), University of Adelaide
  • Master of Law, Cambridge University


  • Corporations Committee of the Business Law Section of the Law Council

International experience

  • Tim’s international experience includes working for the London Magic circle firm, Slaughter and May.