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.
Shane is a corporate lawyer focusing on public M&A and ECM transactions, restructures and foreign investment clearances.
He advises on public market takeovers, schemes of arrangement, foreign investment clearances, restructures, business and share acquisitions, ASX listings, entitlement issues and placements, joint ventures, share buy backs, and corporate governance and corporate advisory matters (including advising on the ASX Listing Rules, corporate governance policies and charters, shareholder activist situations and board spills, related party dealings, insider trading issues, company secretarial matters, employee incentive schemes and termination benefits issues and director and executive appointments).
Advised on multiple acquisitions and disposals, capital raisings and corporate governance matters including its A$697 million acquisition of Barminco (and associated A$250 million equity raising); its A$66 million disposal of Drilling Tools Australia; its A$60 million acquisition of Brandrill (ASX:BDL) by scheme of arrangement and its defence of a hostile A$485 million takeover offer from an ASX-listed competitor.
Advised on an A$28.2 million placement by IDG Energy Investment Group Limited.
Advised on its transaction with PT Amman Minerals involving the acquisition of A$194 million of mining equipment in exchange for a controlling stake in Macmahon and the award of a A$3.9 billion mining services contract in Indonesia.
Advised on its challenge to Yancoal's 23.6 for one renounceable entitlement offer and placement to raise up to US$2.5 billion.
Advised on the arrangement of and subscription for a US$141 million secured note issuance by Terracom Limited (ASX: TER), an Australian listed coal miner with projects in Mongolia and Australia, as well as the restructuring and capitalisation of existing notes, options and warrants by Terracom.
Advised various institutional investors on investments in convertible notes and options in entities including Sundance Resources (ASX:SDL) and Terracom.
Advised on the purchase of a 9.99% stake in Glencore Agricultural Products from Glencore plc for an aggregate consideration of US$624.9 million payable in cash upon closing (valuing 100% of the equity in Glencore Agri at US$6.25 billion).
Advised on its $22 million capital raising by institutional placement and entitlement offer.
Advised various ASX-listed entities including Ausdrill (ASX:ASL), Liquefied Natural Gas (ASX:LNG), TNG (ASX:TNG), Quickstep (ASX:QHL) and Todd River Resources (ASX:TRT) on their capital raising initiatives.
Advised on their bid for Veolia Water UK’s regulated business (now branded Affinity Water).
Advised on the acquisition of 49% of Burrup Holdings Limited (the owner of an ammonium fertilizer plant in the Burrup Peninsula region of Western Australia) from ANZ Bank and related matters.
Advised on the sale of BankWest to Commonwealth Bank, a transaction which was voted 2009 M&A deal of the year by CFO Magazine.
Recognised as a recommended lawyer in Capital Markets.
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