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.
Sophia is a corporate lawyer specialising in M&A transactions, joint ventures and general corporate and commercial matters.
She assists clients in successfully navigating their way through large scale and complex transactions by combining her understanding of their commercial objectives with extensive experience in both cross border and domestic transactions. Sophia has broad sector experience including infrastructure, transport and FMCG.
Sophia has been involved in some of the highest profile restructuring and insolvency deals in Australia in recent years, and is highly regarded for her strategic approach and problem solving ability.
Sale of its Australian aircraft maintenance business to management.
Acquisition of Open Colleges Australia.
Acquisition of Global Therapeutics herbal and traditional products business.
Demerger of Treasury Wine Estates Ltd and separation of its beer, cider and spirits business and its wine business.
Australian aspects of its worldwide acquisition of Pfizer's consumer healthcare business.
$700 million sale to an ABN AMRO/Leightons consortium.
Acquisition of certain technology assets from Event Zero, who carries on the business of providing management software for Microsoft’s Skype for Business product.
Acquisition of the Aesop skincare business.
Acquisition of Yarra Valley Snack Foods Pty Limited.
Proposed sale and purchase of a number of major transport infrastructure projects, including the Adelaide to Darwin Railway and Lane Cove Tunnel.
Security review and subsequently acted for the receivers to the Allco Finance Group, including in relation to the sale of the shipping business.
Joint venture arrangements as part of its successful bid for funding under the Commonwealth’s Solar Flagships Program.
Joint venture with Transpacific Industries and related sale of business.
Joint venture arrangements relating to an intermodal terminal at Port Botany.
Outsourcing of its maintenance operations at its Abbotsford brewery in Victoria.
Commercial agreements relating to supply, distribution and logistics arrangements.
Corporate governance issues, including director's duties and compliance with the Listing Rules and Corporations Act.
Listed as a leading lawyer in Mergers & Acquisitions Law
As announced in the 2017/18 Federal Budget, a number of changes to Australia’s foreign investment regime came into force on 1 July 2017.
There are a number of associated issues and uncertainties regarding a new exemption certificate for business acquisitions by foreign investors (Business EC).