Media Releases

JWS is acting for Spring Investment Co, the manager of the Astro Japan Property Group’s portfolio of Japanese tokemei kumiai (TK) property interests, who is co-investing with global private equity firm Blackstone in a $436 million proposal to acquire Astro’s TK interests which was announced on 1 August 2017.

Johnson Winter & Slattery has internally promoted seven senior practitioners with the appointment of two Partners, four Special Counsel, and one Senior Associate.

Johnson Winter & Slattery continues to expand nationally with the appointment of leading corporate lawyers Paul Vinci and Justin Harris as partners in the Perth office.

JWS acted for Flight Centre Travel Group Limited (ASX: FLT) on its acquisition of majority interests in its Buffalo Tours destination management joint venture with Thien Minh Travel Group.

Johnson Winter & Slattery announced today that leading restructuring and insolvency lawyer, Joseph Scarcella, has joined the firm as a partner in the Sydney office.

Today, Johnson Winter & Slattery released its inaugural report on recent trends and insights into complex ACCC merger review cases. The Report is the first of its kind in Australia.

Johnson Winter & Slattery acted for the Scott’s Group on all aspects of the merger of its Scott’s Transport Industries business into ASX-listed K&S Corporation Limited.

JWS acted for Cooper Energy Limited in connection with its entry into a series of agreements to acquire the Victorian Gas Assets of Santos Limited and in relation to an underwritten accelerated pro rata entitlement offer to raise $62 million. 

Leading commercial litigation and competition lawyer, Tom Jarvis, has joined Johnson Winter & Slattery as a partner in the Melbourne office.

For the first time an Australian Court has made a ‘common fund’ order allowing litigation funders to extract their commission from all class members in an open class, even those who have not entered into a funding agreement with a litigation funder.

Johnson Winter & Slattery announced today that highly regarded construction, energy and infrastructure lawyer, Stephen Byrne, has joined the firm as a partner based in the Sydney office. Stephen will become a key member of the firm’s projects and construction practice.

Johnson Winter & Slattery has successfully represented a client in an appeal handed down last week, with significant implications for Australia’s burgeoning litigation funding landscape.