JWS Consulting is a division of Johnson Winter & Slattery providing commercial consulting services.
We are engaged by major Australian and international corporations as legal counsel on their business activities, disputes and most challenging matters.
Established in 1993 by Tony Johnson, Nigel Winter and Peter Slattery as a boutique corporate firm, JWS grew rapidly to become a leading independent Australian firm.
The quality of our legal advice and service to clients is recognised through independent industry recognition and direct client feedback.
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JWS supports a number of community initiatives and not for profit organisations across Australia through pro bono legal work, charitable donations and sponsorships.
In 2018, we celebrated 25 years of long-lasting relationships with our valued clients.
Jan is a corporate lawyer specialising in providing advice on acquisitions and disposals, joint ventures and group restructurings as well as general corporate and commercial advice to corporate clients.
In 2018, Jan was appointed Director of Legal Innovation for the firm. He assesses the firm’s use of new tools, technologies, and changes in work practices, with a view to enhance the quality and efficiency of our legal practice. Acting as the bridge between clients, practitioners and our IT team, Jan champions the integration of legal technology, training and innovative change for the benefit of staff and clients.
Jan has advised in relation to acquisitions and disposals of businesses by companies in the TMT (technology, media and telecoms), financial services, energy, brewing, real estate, industrial, healthcare and the entertainment sectors. He has also assisted in the formation of joint ventures between both domestic and international counterparties (including the negotiation of joint venture agreements). His experience also includes advising in relation to corporate funding arrangements, including the issue of shares, convertible bonds and other securities, and the negotiation of commercial arrangements such as agreements in relation to management, employees, transitional services, leasehold and distribution arrangements (among others).
Acted on Apollo’s acquisition of Open Colleges of Australia.
Advised on Diploma’s acquisition of the West Coast Industrial Supplies businesses in Australia and New Caledonia.
Represented the shareholders of Presidian of the sale of this business to McMillan Shakespeare for A$115 million.
Acted on Raine’s acquisition of a majority interest in Nitro Circus Live.
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