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Marcus is a corporate lawyer focusing on mergers and acquisitions, and foreign investment clearances.
Marcus has previously practised in Bangkok, Hong Kong, New York and Singapore. His international experience gives Marcus particular expertise with assisting clients to execute a variety of cross-border transactions, including acquisitions, joint ventures, and strategic alliances and investments.
Marcus maintains interests in a number of industry sectors including agriculture, financial services, media, chemicals and resources.
Marcus is an author of Foreign Investment in Australia, published by Thomson Reuters, the principal legal resource for Australia's foreign investment laws, including FIRB notification requirements.
Establishment of Racecourse Projects, a joint venture with Mackay Sugar to invest in existing and new sugar cane supply in North Queensland.
Acquisition from GlencoreXstrata of the Joe White Maltings business, Australia's largest maltster; establishment of grain pool operations including structuring, financial services licensing, pool contracts, and service and marketing contracts; and acquisition from Agrium of the AWB commodity management business, with operations in Australia, India, Switzerland and the Ukraine.
Subscription for convertible bonds issued by Paladin Energy, an ASX-listed uranium miner with operations in Namibia and Malawi.
A$1.13 billion sale of its Australian real estate development interests to Yuhu Group.
Establishment of the S.E Asian-based Buffalo Tours destination management joint venture with Thien Minh Group, including acquisition of existing businesses in Burma, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam.
Equity investment in Network Ten and entry of Network Ten into the Multi-Channel Network media advertising joint venture; acquisition of the Premium Movie Partnership from the major US movie studios; and A$1.9 billion acquisition of AUSTAR, an ASX-listed cable television distributor, by scheme of arrangement.
A$127.5 million sale to CHAMP Private Equity of its Masterbatch and specialties businesses in Australia, New Zealand and Vietnam.
Establishment of a cattle joint venture, using a managed investment trust structure, and acquisition of an initial portfolio comprising six Queensland cattle stations.
C$850 million acquisition of Talison Lithium, a TSX-listed Western Australian lithium miner, including negotiation of consortium arrangements with a sovereign co-investor. Subsequent US$1 billion joint venture with Rockwood Holdings covering Talison Lithium and options over Rockwood's European and Asian lithium chemicals business.
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