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.
Karina is a corporate and commercial lawyer, focusing on mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance and general corporate advisory.
Karina has a reputation for advising on innovative transactions.
She advises on all aspects of mergers and acquisitions, with an emphasis on negotiated transactions and private equity, corporate structuring (from implementation, such as joint venture and shareholders agreements, to exits), and capital markets matters (including IPOs, placements and rights issues).
Karina also assists clients with general corporate and governance advice, including advising entities on the ASX Listing Rules, corporate governance policies and charters, shareholder meetings, employee incentive schemes and ASIC investigations.
Karina has undertaken various strategic secondments which have deepened her understanding of clients and their industries, including in the financial services and the fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) sectors.
Karina is a steering committee member of the Australian chapter of the Women’s Infrastructure Network.
Acting on the sale of the Constellation Hotels Group (including the Chifley, Country Comfort, Sundowner and Australis brands).
advising on its bids for Wattyl Ltd, Baycorp Advantage Ltd and on its participation in the Airline Partners Australia $11 billion bid for Qantas.
Providing corporate governance advice to major listed entities, including advising on their annual reporting requirements, charters and policies.
Designing and advising on employee incentive schemes.
Advising entities on compliance with the ASX Listing Rules.
Advising on ASIC investigations, including insider trading and continuous disclosure matters.
Corporations Act advice, including takeover and fundraising laws.
Joint venture and shareholder agreements in a variety of industries, including financial services, infrastructure, energy, fertiliser, property, building products and hospitality sectors.
Supply and distribution agreements.
Advising foreign entities on establishing businesses in Australia.
Listed as a leading lawyer in Corporate Law and Mergers and Acquisitions Law
The amendments to the Corporations Act1 to broaden the ‘safe harbours’ for directors on an insolvency were passed by Parliament on 12 September 20172 and are awaiting a date for commencement.
The Federal Court has released its judgment in favour of Brickworks Limited and Washington H. Soul Pattinson and Company Limited, in its proceedings with Perpetual.1
At the conclusion of the 2016 AGM season, we conducted our annual survey of remuneration report voting for S&P/ASX 1001entities.