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Australia and New Zealand

Our international practice has experience in Australasia and our lawyers assist clients who require legal advice and representation in this region.

The majority of the work we undertake in Australasia corresponds with our principal activities throughout the rest of the world.  We represent public and private businesses engaged in day to day corporate activity, conducting banking and finance activities, mergers and acquisitions, corporate and commercial transactions, fund development, corporate finance, commercial contracts, cross border sales and tax advice.  We also have particular experience relating to investment in the region by Chinese and Japanese entities.

Capital Markets and Finance

McGuireWoods’ capital markets and finance team assists with advice on private equity, IPOs, debt and equity securities offerings, debt finance and project finance needs, drawing upon especially deep resources in Europe and the US. In particular, our teams in the US, London and Brussels offer insight and depth in financing and floating companies, acting for issuers, investment banks, syndicated and asset based lenders, nomads, brokers and sponsors, as well as market entrants.  In the capital markets, we focus on the NYSE and NASDAQ, as well as on the London Stock Exchange, AIM, PLUS, GXG, JSE, NSE, SGX and a variety of international and regional exchanges.

Oil, Gas, Mining and other Natural Resources

McGuireWoods brings deep legal background in the extractive industries.  Our mining practice includes activities related to base-metal, precious metals, rare earth minerals, coal, uranium, and construction aggregates industries. Our oil and gas team brings substantial upstream and downstream experience supporting majors and independent extractors, transportation, commodities and distribution industries in critically endowed regions. This, combined with our US mining capability, gives our team deep technical and sector expertise. 

Energy

McGuireWoods’ energy practice focuses on regulation, deregulation and restructuring of public and private utilities; on the development, acquisition, sale and financing of natural gas, power generation and other energy facilities; and on the marketing and trading of energy commodities. We represent governments, utilities, industrial energy consumers, in project development and finance, international energy development, environmental, land use, contract negotiation, taxation and privatization matters.

Dispute Resolution

McGuireWoods lawyers also advise on multinational litigation, international arbitration and dispute resolution.  Our dispute resolution practitioners are experienced in project managing litigation in multiple jurisdictions.

Corporate Social Responsibility and International Anticorruption

McGuireWoods brings core capability in navigating complexities of state of the art corporate compliance programmes setting paradigms for emerging standards of corporate social responsibility as evolving from the UN, US, EU, as well as international donors, trade association standards and NGOs.  We regularly advise on global fraud and corruption issues, including the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and UK Bribery Act 2010 (UKBA), UN, EU and US economic and trade sanction penalties.

Firm partner, Vivian Robinson QC, based in London, previously served as first general counsel at the UK’s Serious Fraud Office (SFO) where he spearheaded development of the SFO’s enforcement policy under the UKBA and acted as primary liaison to the public and business communities.

Our Network

McGuireWoods lawyers include lawyers qualified in Australia, respectively, as well as in the U.S. We offer the experience and knowledge of the region as well as connections and contacts, together with the expertise and resources of an international law practice, to provide a seamless and cost-effective full range of legal services to our clients, where appropriate, with the assistance of local law firms, including fellow members of global legal networks LNI and Lex Mundi. Firmwide our lawyers, consultants and staff speak more than 40 languages.

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RESULTS DEPEND ON A VARIETY OF FACTORS UNIQUE TO EACH CASE. PRIOR RESULTS DO NOT GUARANTEE OR PREDICT A SIMILAR OUTCOME.

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New Zealand technology company based in London

Representation of a New Zealand technology company based in London, assisting with its obtaining U.K. finance under the U.K. Enterprise Investment Scheme and advising on relevant changes to its constitution and shareholders agreement.
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Leading worldwide distributor

Representation of a leading worldwide distributor in multinational, multicurrency syndicated credit facilities funded in the United States, Canada, England, France, Australia and New Zealand.
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Multinational conveyor belt manufacturer

Representation of a multinational conveyor belt manufacturer in a product liability and warranty case involving a significant civil construction project in Australia.
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World leading aluminum producer

Representation of a world leading aluminum producer in its sale of a US$1.5 billion interest in a refiner in Western Australia.
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World's leading aluminum producer

Assisted with the $1.5 billion sale of the world’s leading aluminum producer’s interest a Western Australia refinery to the world’s largest diversified resources company.
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U.S. financial institution

Representation of a U.S. financial institution in establishing a $7 billion (AUD) Australian and New Zealand medium-term note program.
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U.S. holding company

Representation of U.S. holding company in its guarantee of warrants issued by its subsidiary and listed on the Australian Securities Exchange.
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U.S. financial institution

Representation of a U.S. financial institution in raising $2.4 billion (AUD) in the capital markets.
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U.S. financial institution

Representation of a U.S. financial institution in raising $325 million (NZD) in the capital markets.
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Utility and energy companies

Representation of utility and energy companies with the acquisition and sale of gas pipeline and electric generation and distribution companies and assets in Australia.
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US subsidiary of an Australian-based steel distributor

Representation of a U.S. subsidiary of an Australian-based steel distributor in the purchase of a steel recycling business.
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Schmalbach-Lubeca

Representation as lead legal advisor of Schmalbach-Lubeca, a global manufacturing company in respect of applications and infrastructure outsourcing arrangements. Project value £1.2 billion.
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TransUnion

Representation of TransUnion with a multitude of joint venture transactions throughout the world involving the establishment or acquisition of credit bureaus and credit risk evaluation companies.
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B D Smith

Representation of B D Smith (formerly of Andersen UK) in relation to a Letter of Request issued by the Supreme Court of South Australia at the behest of the liquidator of the Alan Bond group of companies (England v Smith [2000] 2 WLR 1141, [2001] Ch 419).
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Indian multi-unit farmers cooperative society

Representation of an Indian multi-unit farmers cooperative society in a shareholder dispute relating to its $30 million investment in an American public company with phosphate mining interests in Australia.
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Global telecommunications company

Representation of a global telecommunications company in the restructure of its joint venture with Telstra International Limited.
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Mary Dalton Baril Mary Dalton Baril
Partner
One James Center
901 East Cary Street
Richmond, VA 23219-4030

T: +1 804 775 1169
F: +1 804 698 2009
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Stephanie K Briggs Evans Stephanie K. Briggs Evans
Partner
201 North Tryon Street
Suite 3000
Charlotte, NC 28202-2146

T: +1 704 343 2249
F: +1 704 444 8711
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Mark Langford Mark Langford
Partner
11 Pilgrim Street
London EC4V 6RN
United Kingdom

T: +44 20 7632 1683
F: +44 20 7632 1638
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Jonathan C Maude Jonathan C. Maude
Partner
11 Pilgrim Street
London EC4V 6RN
United Kingdom

T: +44 20 7632 1605
F: +44 20 7632 1638
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Charles A Scheer Charles A. Scheer
Counsel
77 West Wacker Drive
Suite 4100
Chicago, IL 60601-1818

T: +1 312 849 8173
F: +1 312 698 4547
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W. Kent Walker Jr. W. Kent Walker Jr.
Partner
201 North Tryon Street
Suite 3000
Charlotte, NC 28202-2146

T: +1 704 373 8961
F: +1 704 444 8801
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David B Whelpley Jr. David B. Whelpley Jr.
Partner
201 North Tryon Street
Suite 3000
Charlotte, NC 28202-2146

T: +1 704 343 2312
F: +1 704 805 5074
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