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21 Oct 2019 | Transactions & Matters | Corporate and Mergers & Acquisitions | Energy & Resources

Santos: $2.05bn acquisition of ConocoPhillips’ northern Australian business

Greenwoods has acted as co-adviser, along with EY, to long term client Santos Limited, on the $2.2billion ($US1.5 billion) acquisition of ConocoPhillips’ northern Australian business.

27 Jun 2019 | Transactions & Matters | Corporate and Mergers & Acquisitions

Scentre Group: disposal of Sydney CBD office towers for $1.52 billion

Greenwoods has advised Scentre Group on its disposal of Sydney CBD office towers, to funds managed by Blackstone for $1.52 billion.

01 May 2019 | Transactions & Matters | Corporate and Mergers & Acquisitions

Nine Entertainment: sale of ACM

Greenwoods have advised Nine Entertainment (Nine) on the agreed sale of ACM for approximately $115 million.

04 Mar 2019 | Transactions & Matters | Real Estate

AXA Investment Managers – Real Assets $330.4 million acquisition of four hotels

Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills advised AXA Investment Managers – Real Assets on the tax aspects of its $330.4 million acquisition of a portfolio of four hotels from the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority, the largest hotel deal of the year.

17 Dec 2018 | Transactions & Matters | Financial Services

CBA: CommBank PERLS XI issuance

Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills advised CBA on the issue of CommBank PERLS XI Capital Notes (including a concurrent PERLS VI Reinvestment Offer) which raised A$1.59b of Additional Tier 1 Capital.

14 Nov 2018 | Transactions & Matters

BlackRock: exchange of CHESS Depositary Interests

Greenwoods have advised BlackRock in respect of the tax aspects of the exchange of CHESS Depositary Interests.

14 Nov 2018 | Transactions & Matters | Financial Services

NAB: Capital Notes 3

Director Julian Pinson and Senior Associate Sarah Reddick led the Greenwoods team providing tax advice to longstanding client NAB on its recent issuance of NAB Capital Notes 3.

07 Nov 2018 | Transactions & Matters | Corporate and Mergers & Acquisitions

Caltex Australia: expanded partnership with Woolworths

Greenwoods have advised Caltex Australia Ltd on its expanded fuel and convenience relationship with Woolworths Ltd.

01 Nov 2018 | Transactions & Matters | Corporate and Mergers & Acquisitions

Wesfarmers: Coles demerger

Greenwoods have advised Wesfarmers in relation to the spin-off of the Coles supermarket business into a standalone entity.

01 Nov 2018 | Transactions & Matters | Corporate and Mergers & Acquisitions

BHP Billiton: off-market buy-back

Greenwoods have advised BHP Billiton in relation to its USD$5.2bn off-market buy-back and USD$5.2bn special dividend.

31 Oct 2018 | Transactions & Matters | Financial Services

CBA: Sale of Colonial First State Global Asset Management

Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills advised Commonwealth Bank of Australia on the sale of its global asset management business, Colonial First State Global Asset Management, to Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group for $4.1bn.

25 Oct 2018 | Transactions & Matters | Financial Services

Resolution Life: Acquisition of AMP life insurance business

Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills advised Resolution Life on the acquisition of AMP's Australian and New Zealand life insurance business for $3.3bn.

21 Sep 2018 | Transactions & Matters | Financial Services

CBA: Sale of life insurance business to AIA

Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills advised CBA on the sale of its life insurance business to AIA Group Limited for $3.8bn.

23 Aug 2018 | Transactions & Matters | Energy & Resources

Santos: acquisition of Quadrant Energy

Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills assisted Adelaide-based Santos on the $2.9bn acquisition of Quadrant Energy from a consortium including Macquarie Capital, Brookfield Business Partners, Wesfarmers and the Bennett family.

16 Aug 2018 | Transactions & Matters | Financial Services

ANZ: ANZ Capital Notes 5 issuance

Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills advised ANZ on the issue of ANZ Capital Notes 5 (including a concurrent ANZ CPS3 Reinvestment Offer) which raised A$931m of Additional Tier 1 Capital.

15 Aug 2018 | Transactions & Matters | Real Estate

Investa Property Group: Macquarie Capital

Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills advised Investa Property Group on the sale of a 50 per cent stake in Investa Office Management Holdings to the real estate principal investment arm of Macquarie Capital.

15 Aug 2018 | Transactions & Matters | Real Estate

John Holland: Sale of 275 George Street, Sydney

Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills advised John Holland on its sale of 275 George Street, Sydney to Daibiru for approximately A$240 million.

15 Aug 2018 | Transactions & Matters | Financial Services

IAG: Capital return

Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills advised Insurance Australia Group (IAG) on its 2018 capital management initiative.

07 Jun 2018 | Transactions & Matters | Corporate and Mergers & Acquisitions

Westfield: acquisition by Unibail-Rodamco SE

Greenwoods have advised Westfield Corporation on its acquisition by Unibail-Rodamco for $32.7bn.

28 May 2018 | Transactions & Matters | Energy & Resources

Independence Group: sale of Goldfields zinc-copper mine

Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills has acted for Independence Group in the sale of its Jaguar zinc-copper mine in the Goldfields.

07 May 2018 | Transactions & Matters | Financial Services

Macquarie Group Limited: Macquarie Capital Notes 3 issuance

Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills advised MGL on the issue of Macquarie Capital Notes 3 (including a concurrent Macquarie Capital Notes Reinvestment Offer) which raised A$1b of Eligible Capital.

28 Mar 2018 | Transactions & Matters | Corporate and Mergers & Acquisitions | Energy & Resources

Rio Tinto: sale of Kestrel coal mine

Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills have advised Rio Tinto on income tax issues relating to the $2.9b sale of the Kestrel coal mine.

21 Mar 2018 | Transactions & Matters | Energy & Resources | Corporate and Mergers & Acquisitions

Rio Tinto: sale of Hail Creek and Valeria coal assets

Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills have advised Rio Tinto on the sale of its Queensland Hail Creek and Valeria coal assets to Glencore for $2.2b.

21 Mar 2018 | Transactions & Matters | Employment & Superannuation | Corporate and Mergers & Acquisitions

Aconex: acquisition by Oracle

Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills has advised Aconex on its sale to Oracle by scheme of arrangement.

16 Dec 2017 | Transactions & Matters | Real Estate

Ardent Leisure Group: sale of d'Albora marinas portfolio

Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills advised Ardent Leisure Group on the sale of its d’Albora marinas portfolio.

13 Dec 2017 | Transactions & Matters | Corporate and Mergers & Acquisitions | International

Disney: acquisition of 21st Century Fox

Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills are advising The Walt Disney Company on Australian tax aspects of the proposed acquisition of part of 21st Century Fox for $68 billion.

12 Dec 2017 | Transactions & Matters | Corporate and Mergers & Acquisitions | International

Westfield: acquisition by Unibail-Rodamco

Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills are advising Westfield in relation to the proposed acquisition of Westfield Corporation by Unibail-Rodamco.

30 Nov 2017 | Transactions & Matters | Real Estate

AMP Capital: Indooroopilly Shopping Centre acquisition

Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills have advised AMP Capital Shopping Centre Fund and the AMP Capital Diversified Property Fund on the acquisition of a combined 50% interest in Indooroopilly Shopping Centre.

30 Nov 2017 | Transactions & Matters | Real Estate

Vicinity Centres : Exchange of Chatswood Chase

Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills advised Vicinity Centres on the exchange of a 49% interest in Chatswood Chase shopping centre for a 50% interest in GIC’s Queen Victoria Building, The Galeries and The Strand Arcade.

02 Oct 2017 | Transactions & Matters | Corporate and Mergers & Acquisitions | Energy & Resources

Origin Energy: sale of oil and gas business

Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills has advised Origin Energy on the sale of its conventional upstream oil and gas business, Lattice Energy, to Beach Energy for $1.585 billion.

13 Sep 2017 | Transactions & Matters | Real Estate

Frasers Property: Redevelopment of Macquarie Park’s Ivanhoe Estate

Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills have advised Frasers Property on the $2.2 billion redevelopment of Macquarie Park’s Ivanhoe Estate.

28 Aug 2017 | Transactions & Matters | Real Estate

John Holland: Macquarie Park acquisition

Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills advised the John Holland Group on the acquisition of its first mixed-use development site in Macquarie Park, NSW.

25 May 2017 | Transactions & Matters | Corporate and Mergers & Acquisitions

Foschini Group: acquisition of Retail Apparel Group

Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills advised The Foschini Group on the acquisition of the Retail Apparel Group in a deal worth approx $300M.

13 Apr 2017 | Transactions & Matters | Real Estate

Investa Commercial Property Fund: MTN issuance

Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills advised Investa Commercial Property Fund on its A$100 million Green Bond Issue.

31 Mar 2017 | Transactions & Matters | Corporate and Mergers & Acquisitions

Platinum Equity: acquisition of Staples Australia and OfficeMax Australia

Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills has advised Platinum Equity on its acquisition of Staples Australia and OfficeMax Australia.

30 Mar 2017 | Transactions & Matters | Real Estate

Investa Office Fund: MTN issuance

Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills advised Investa Office Fund on its A$150 million Green Bond Issue.

24 Jan 2017 | Transactions & Matters | Corporate and Mergers & Acquisitions | Energy & Resources

Rio Tinto: sale of Hunter coal assets

Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills advised Rio Tinto on the sale of Hunter coal mining assets to Yancoal for A$3.2b.

31 Oct 2016 | Transactions & Matters | Energy & Resources | Corporate and Mergers & Acquisitions

Windward Resources: acquisition by Independence Group NL

Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills acted for Independence Group NL in relation to its takeover of Windward Resources Limited, valued at approximately $20 million.

20 Oct 2016 | Transactions & Matters | Corporate and Mergers & Acquisitions | Employment & Superannuation

NAB: sale of interest in MLC

Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills advised NAB on the sale of 80% of its life insurance business to Nippon Life Insurance Company for A$2.4 billion.

15 Sep 2016 | Transactions & Matters | Private Equity

Allegro: Sale of The Ghan and Indian Pacific Rail

Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills advised Allegro Funds on the sale of its 70% holding in Great Southern Rail.

19 Aug 2016 | Transactions & Matters | Real Estate

Ardent Leisure: sale of health clubs division

Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills advised Ardent Leisure Group on the sale of its health clubs division (comprising Goodlife Health Clubs and Hypoxi) to funds advised by Quadrant Private Equity.

31 Jul 2016 | Transactions & Matters | Corporate and Mergers & Acquisitions

Pacific Brands: acquisition by Hanes Brands

Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills has advised Pacific Brands on its sale to Hanes Brands Inc by scheme of arrangement.

01 Apr 2016 | Transactions & Matters | Real Estate

ICPF: acquisition of Mid-City Centre

Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills advised Investa Commercial Property Fund on its acquisition of a 75% interest in 420 George Street, Sydney.

15 Mar 2016 | Transactions & Matters | Financial Services

Commonwealth Bank: PERLS VIII

Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills advised the Commonwealth Bank of Australia on the issue of CommBank PERLS VIII Capital Notes which raised A$1.45b of Tier 1 Capital.

08 Mar 2016 | Transactions & Matters | Corporate and Mergers & Acquisitions | Energy & Resources

Taralga Wind Farm

Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills has advised a subsidiary of Banco Santander, S.A. on the sale of the Taralga Wind Farm to power group SPIC Pacific Hydro Pty Ltd.

28 Feb 2016 | Transactions & Matters | Real Estate

Investa: sale of management platform

Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills advised Investa on the sale of its management platform to Investa Commercial Property Fund.

26 Feb 2016 | Transactions & Matters | Corporate and Mergers & Acquisitions

Caltex: share buy-back

Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills advised Caltex Australia Limited on its $270m off-market share buy-back.

01 Dec 2015 | Transactions & Matters | Real Estate

Investa: sale of land business

Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills advised Investa on the sale of its land business to Proprium Capital Partners.

09 Nov 2015 | Transactions & Matters | Financial Services

GE Capital: sale of consumer lending business

Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills advised KKR, Varde and Deutsche Bank on their acquisition and financing of GE Capital’s Australian and New Zealand consumer lending business.

01 Nov 2015 | Transactions & Matters | Real Estate

Investa: sale of office portfolio

Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills advised Investa on the sale of its office assets to Chinese Investment Corporation, a deal with a combined transaction value of $2.5bn.

14 Oct 2015 | Transactions & Matters | Energy & Resources

BHP Billiton: hybrid notes

Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills advised BHP Billiton Limited on the issue of USD, Euro and Sterling denominated hybrid notes.

21 Sep 2015 | Transactions & Matters | Corporate and Mergers & Acquisitions

Swisse Wellness: sale of interest to Biostime

Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills has advised leading Australian wellness brand Swisse Wellness on the sale of an 83% interest in Swiss Wellness to Hong Kong Stock Exchange-listed Biostime International Holdings Ltd.

19 Sep 2015 | Transactions & Matters | Real Estate

Frasers: sale of logistics real estate portfolio

Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills advised Frasers on the sale of its interest in its logistics real estate portfolio to Ascendas, a deal with a combined transaction value of over $1bn.

04 Sep 2015 | Transactions & Matters | Energy & Resources | Projects & Infrastructure

Macarthur Wind Farm

Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills has advised the international bank syndicate on the financing for H.R.L Morrison & Co’s acquisition of a 50% interest in the largest wind farm in the southern hemisphere, Macarthur Wind Farm in western Victoria.

19 Aug 2015 | Transactions & Matters | Energy & Resources | Projects & Infrastructure

Hornsdale Wind Farm project

Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills has advised Société Générale and KfW in respect of the long-term debt financing of Stage 1 of the Hornsdale Wind Farm project.

17 Aug 2015 | Transactions & Matters

CBA: PAITREO entitlement offer

We were pleased to advise Commonwealth Bank of Australia on its A$5 billion pro-rata accelerated renounceable entitlement offer including retail rights trading, announced on 12 August 2015. The offer constitutes the second-largest rights issue in Australian history.

31 Jul 2015 | Transactions & Matters | Energy & Resources

Browse Joint Venture: advising on equity re-alignment

Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills have advised Woodside, BP, Shell and PetroChina on issues associated with the equity re-alignment of the Browse Joint Venture.

17 Jul 2015 | Transactions & Matters | Corporate and Mergers & Acquisitions | Employment & Superannuation

Viator: Class Ruling

Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills advised Viator Inc in respect of the tax treatment of their employee equity arrangements following the takeover by Trip Advisor Inc.

23 Jun 2015 | Transactions & Matters | Real Estate

DEXUS: acquisition of Brisbane properties

Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills advised DEXUS on its acquisition of the Waterfront Place office tower and Eagle Street Pier retail precinct in Brisbane.

16 Jun 2015 | Transactions & Matters | Real Estate | Private Equity

Scape: student accommodation projects

Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills advised private equity firm, Telopea Capital, in relation to the acquisition of two prime sites by Scape Student Living, in which it is a significant investor.

12 Jun 2015 | Transactions & Matters | Real Estate | GST | Corporate and Mergers & Acquisitions

Gateway Lifestyle: restructure and IPO

Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills advised Gateway Lifestyle on its restructure and initial public offering.

01 Jun 2015 | Transactions & Matters | Private Wealth

Private wealth matters

Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills does not disclose information relating to its work on private wealth matters.

28 May 2015 | Transactions & Matters | Corporate and Mergers & Acquisitions

BHP Billiton: demerger of South32

Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills advised BHP Billiton Limited on the demerger of certain of its assets to create a simplified BHP Billiton and a new independent global metals and mining company, South32.

25 May 2015 | Transactions & Matters | Corporate and Mergers & Acquisitions

Australian Finance Group: IPO

Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills advised Australian Finance Group Ltd in relation to its initial public offering.

21 May 2015 | Transactions & Matters

Tabcorp: dispute resolution

Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills advised Tabcorp on the successful resolution of a a matter involving the the tax treatment of a payment it made to State of Victoria wagering and gaming licences.

07 May 2015 | Transactions & Matters | Real Estate

DEXUS: acquisition of industrial property

Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills advised the DEXUS Industrial Partnership on their acquisition of a major industrial property in Brisbane.

31 Mar 2015 | Transactions & Matters | Real Estate

Toga: Kingsford JV

Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills advised TOGA group on the establishment of a joint venture to acquire and develop property in Kingsford, NSW.

23 Mar 2015 | Transactions & Matters | Financial Services

NAB Capital Notes

Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills advised NAB on the issue of its NAB Capital Notes which are expected to raise A$1.25b of additional Tier 1 Capital.

05 Mar 2015 | Transactions & Matters | Financial Services

ANZ Capital Notes 3

Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills advised ANZ on the issue of its ANZ Capital Notes 3 which raised A$970m of additional Tier 1 Capital.

04 Feb 2015 | Transactions & Matters | Real Estate

Novion / Federation Centres merger

Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills advised Novion Group on its $22b merger of Novion Property Group and Federation Centres Group.

31 Dec 2014 | Transactions & Matters | Real Estate

Sale of RetireAustralia

Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills advised the Directors of RetireAustralia Group on its acquisition by Infratil and NZ Super in a transaction worth $640m.

22 Dec 2014 | Transactions & Matters | Corporate and Mergers & Acquisitions

Fairfax: Radio Merger

Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills advised Fairfax Media Limited on the merger of its radio network with that of Macquarie Radio Network.

17 Dec 2014 | Transactions & Matters | Corporate and Mergers & Acquisitions

Fairfax: Investment in Skoolbo

Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills advised Fairfax Media Limited on its acquisition of a minority stake in Skoolbo.

10 Dec 2014 | Transactions & Matters | Real Estate

Ardent Leisure Group: capital reallocation

Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills advised Ardent Leisure Group on the reallocation of capital from the trust entity in its stapled group to the corporate entity.

09 Dec 2014 | Transactions & Matters | Real Estate

Investa: disposal and wind up of US assets

Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills advised Investa Office Fund (IOF) on the disposal of its US investments and the subsequent wind up of IOF’s US structure.

11 Nov 2014 | Transactions & Matters | Real Estate

CIMB TrustCapital: 50 Pitt St

Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills advised Singapore-based CIMB TrustCapital on its acquisition of the commercial tower at 50 Pitt Street, Sydney.

30 Oct 2014 | Transactions & Matters | Real Estate

Toga: Chatswood JV

Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills advised TOGA group on its acquisition of an interest in a joint venture to develop a mixed use property in Chatswood, NSW.

17 Oct 2014 | Transactions & Matters | Real Estate

Toga: Macquarie PDA

Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills advised TOGA group on a Project Development Agreement over a property located in Macquarie Park, Sydney.

15 Oct 2014 | Transactions & Matters | Real Estate

Novion Trust: private placement

Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills advised Novion Trust in relation to the tax aspects of a US$200 million private placement to US debt investors.

11 Oct 2014 | Transactions & Matters | Corporate and Mergers & Acquisitions | Projects & Infrastructure

Infrastructure Fund and the Utilities Trust of Australia

Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills advised the Infrastructure Fund and the Utilities Trust of Australia on their sale of the Envirogen generation business.

11 Oct 2014 | Transactions & Matters | Projects & Infrastructure

Transurban: acquisition of Queensland Motorways

Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills advised Transurban on its A$7b acquisition of Queensland Motorways in 2014.

09 Oct 2014 | Transactions & Matters | Financial Services

Challenger Capital Notes

Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills advised Challenger Limited on the issue of its Challenger Capital Notes which raised A$120m of additional Tier 1 Capital.

08 Oct 2014 | Transactions & Matters | Financial Services

Macquarie Bank Capital Notes

Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills advised Macquarie Bank on the issue of its Macquarie Bank Capital Notes which raised A$429m of additional Tier 1 Capital.

03 Oct 2014 | Transactions & Matters | Real Estate

Toga Accommodation: wind up and disposal

Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills advised on the wind up of Toga Accommodation Fund (TAF) which involved the disposal of TAF’s Australian and European assets.

23 Sep 2014 | Transactions & Matters | Real Estate

Frasers: integration of Australand

Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills advised Frasers on the integration of Australand into its business following its 2014 $2.6bn takeover of the formerly ASX listed stapled group.

17 Sep 2014 | Transactions & Matters | Real Estate

Australand: takeover by Frasers Property Group

Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills advised Australand on its 2014 takeover by Singapore-based Frasers Property Group.

09 Sep 2014 | Transactions & Matters | Projects & Infrastructure

Capella: Melbourne East West Link

Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills advised the successful consortium lead by Capella Capital on its bid to design, build, operate and maintain East West Link in Melbourne.

20 Aug 2014 | Transactions & Matters | Corporate and Mergers & Acquisitions

Wesfarmers: capital management

Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills has been advising Wesfarmers Limited on its capital management initiative which was announced on 20 August 2014 .

14 Aug 2014 | Transactions & Matters | Corporate and Mergers & Acquisitions

AGL Energy: rights entitlement offer

Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills advised AGL Energy on its underwritten 1 for 5 accelerated renounceable pro-rata entitlement offer of new securities intended to raise A$1.232b.

13 Aug 2014 | Transactions & Matters | Energy & Resources

Moree Solar Farm

Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills advised Fotowatio Renewable Ventures on the establishment of the 70 megawatt Moree Solar Farm, the first large scale solar project tracking the sun in Australia.

13 Aug 2014 | Transactions & Matters | Energy & Resources

Woodside: proposed share buyback

Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills advised Woodside Petroleum on a US$2.7b buy-back of part of Shell’s shareholding which was proposed but did not go forward in 2014.

31 Jul 2014 | Transactions & Matters | Corporate and Mergers & Acquisitions

Milne Agrigroup: advising on the sale of Liveringa and Nerrima pastoral stations

Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills have advised Milne Agrigroup on the sale of the Liveringa and Nerrima pastoral stations.

30 Jul 2014 | Transactions & Matters | Real Estate

Investa: interest in Perth tower

Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills advised Investa Commercial Property Fund on the acquisition of a 50% interest in QV1, 250 St Georges Terrace, Perth.

16 Jul 2014 | Transactions & Matters | Financial Services

Commonwealth Bank: PERLS VII

Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills advised Commonwealth Bank on its market-leading A$2.6b PERLS VII hybrid security.

15 Jul 2014 | Transactions & Matters | Real Estate

CIMB-TrustCapital: 50 Ann St

Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills advised CIMB-TrustCapital's acquisition of 50 Ann Street, Brisbane.

15 Jul 2014 | Transactions & Matters | Financial Services

Suncorp: CPS 3

Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills advised Suncorp Group Limited on the issue of its Convertible Preference Shares 3.

30 Jun 2014 | Transactions & Matters | Corporate and Mergers & Acquisitions

Westfield: restructure 2014

Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills advised Westfield and Westfield Retail Trust Groups on their respective re-organisations to create an international business (Westfield Corporation) and Australia/NZ business (Scentre Group) in 2014.

30 Jun 2014 | Transactions & Matters | Corporate and Mergers & Acquisitions

Wesfarmers: sale of Australia and NZ insurance business

Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills advised Wesfarmers on the A$1.8b sale of its Australian and New Zealand insurance business to Insurance Australia Group.

25 Jun 2014 | Transactions & Matters | Real Estate

Investa: IOF acquisition of Sydney tower

Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills advised Investa Office Fund on its acquisition of 6 O'Connell Street, Sydney.

24 Jun 2014 | Transactions & Matters | Corporate and Mergers & Acquisitions

Telstra: JV with SNP

Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills advised Telstra on the establishment of a joint venture with SNP.

19 Jun 2014 | Transactions & Matters | Real Estate

DEXUS: partnership with Future Fund

Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills advised DEXUS on the establishment of a new capital partnership with the Future Fund.

17 Jun 2014 | Transactions & Matters | Real Estate

Propertylink Australian Industrial Partnership: establishment

Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills advised Propertylink on the establishment of Propertylink Australian Industrial Partnership.

16 Jun 2014 | Transactions & Matters | Real Estate

Novion: acquisition of shopping centres

Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills advised Novion Enhanced Retail Fund (NERF) in relation to the setup of the fund as well as the tax aspects of a number of acquisitions of regional Australian shopping centres.

11 Jun 2014 | Transactions & Matters | Real Estate

GPT Metro Office Fund: Initial Public Offering

Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills advised GPT Metro Office Fund on its initial public offering in 2014.

10 Jun 2014 | Transactions & Matters | Financial Services | Employment & Superannuation

Lend Lease: superannuation

Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills advised Lend Lease on the closure of its Superannuation Plan Defined Benefits Division in 2014.

30 May 2014 | Transactions & Matters | Real Estate

Toga Group: joint venture with Far East Orchard

Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills advised Toga Group on the establishment of its hotel management business joint venture with Singapore-based Far East Orchard Limited.

13 May 2014 | Transactions & Matters | Corporate and Mergers & Acquisitions

Macquarie: demerger of interest in Sydney Airports

Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills advised Macquarie Group on its A$1.3b in specie distribution of Sydney Airport securities in 2014.

15 Apr 2014 | Transactions & Matters | Real Estate

CPA: takeover by DEXUS

Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills advised Commonwealth Property Office Fund (CPA) on the tax aspects of the takeover of CPA by DEXUS Property Group and Canada Pension Plan Investment Board.

07 Apr 2014 | Transactions & Matters | Real Estate

Investa: US Private Placement

Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills advised Investa Office Fund on the issuance of US$200m Guaranteed Senior Notes under a US Private Placement in 2014.

24 Mar 2014 | Transactions & Matters | Real Estate

CFS Retail Property Trust: internalisation of management

Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills advised CFS Retail Property Trust (CFX) on the tax aspects of the internalisation of management of CFX, the commencement by the CFX Group of the management of a number of wholesale property funds and the acquisition of a substantial property management business from the Commonwealth Bank.

31 Jan 2014 | Transactions & Matters | Real Estate

DEXUS: Commonwealth Property Office Fund

Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills advised DEXUS on its acquisition of the Commonwealth Property Office Fund.

12 Dec 2013 | Transactions & Matters | Real Estate

Toga: West Ryde JV

Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills advised TOGA group on the establishment of a joint venture to acquire and develop a mixed use property in West Ryde, Sydney.

22 Oct 2013 | Transactions & Matters | Financial Services

Virgin Australia Holdings Limited: enhanced equipment note offering

Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills advised Virgin Australia Holdings Limited on its US$797.2m enhanced equipment note offering, the first of its kind in Asia Pacific.

22 Oct 2013 | Transactions & Matters | Real Estate

Fife Capital: Australian Industrial REIT IPO

Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills advised Fife Capital on the initial public offer of the Australian Industrial REIT in 2013.

21 Aug 2013 | Transactions & Matters | Energy & Resources

Royalla Solar Farm

Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills advised Fotowatio Renewable Ventures on the establishment of the first large-scale solar farm to be connected to the national electricity grid, the 24 megawatt Royalla Solar Farm in the Australian Capital Territory.

12 Aug 2013 | Transactions & Matters | Real Estate

Investa: US Private Placement

Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills advised Investa Office Fund on the issuance of US$125m Guaranteed Senior Notes under a US Private Placement in 2013.

15 May 2013 | Transactions & Matters | Projects & Infrastructure

New Bendigo Hospital

Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills acted for Exemplar Health in their successful bid to design, fund, construct and operate the New Bendigo Hospital.

15 Apr 2013 | Transactions & Matters | Private Equity

L Capital: Acquisition of stake in RM Williams

Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills advised L Capital on its acquisition of a 49.9% stake in R. M. Williams in April 2013.

05 Mar 2013 | Transactions & Matters | Projects & Infrastructure

Ichthys LNG Project

Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills acted for financiers and export credit agencies in relation to the 2012-2013 Ichthys LNG project.

24 Dec 2012 | Transactions & Matters | Corporate and Mergers & Acquisitions | Projects & Infrastructure

Australian Infrastructure Fund: sale of airport assets

Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills advised the Australian Infrastructure Fund on its sale of Australian and European airport assets for A$2b to the Future Fund.

15 Nov 2012 | Transactions & Matters | Real Estate

Brookfield: Merger with Johnson Controls

Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills advised Brookfield Australia on the tax aspects of the merger of its property and facility services business with that of Johnson Controls to create Brookfield Johnson Controls.

23 Oct 2012 | Transactions & Matters | Real Estate

Morgan Stanley: RetireAustralia Group

Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills advised Morgan Stanley on its investment in RetireAustralia Group.

23 Oct 2012 | Transactions & Matters | Energy & Resources

CNOOC Limited: coal seam assets

Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills advised CNOOC Limited's 2012 acquisition of coal seam gas assets from BG Group.

20 Oct 2012 | Transactions & Matters | Real Estate

Lend Lease: capital management

Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills advised Lend Lease on a capital reallocation to fund Lend Lease Trust.

13 Sep 2012 | Transactions & Matters | Corporate and Mergers & Acquisitions

Little World Beverages: takeover by Kirin

Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills acted for Little World Beverages in respect of its A$362m takeover by Kirin Company 2012.

03 Sep 2012 | Transactions & Matters | Real Estate

Woolworths: spin out and listing of Shopping Centres of Australasia Group

Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills advised Woolworths on the spin out and listing of Shopping Centres of Australasia Group in 2012.

23 Oct 2011 | Transactions & Matters | Corporate and Mergers & Acquisitions

AGL: wind farm assets

Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills advised AGL on the acquisition and disposal of various wind farm assets.

22 Oct 2011 | Transactions & Matters | Corporate and Mergers & Acquisitions | Employment & Superannuation

First State Super: merger

Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills advised First State Super on its merger with Health Super in 2011.

20 Oct 2011 | Transactions & Matters | Corporate and Mergers & Acquisitions

SAB Miller Plc: acquisition of Fosters Group Limited

Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills advised SAB Miller Plc on the tax consolidation interactions resulting from its acquisition of Fosters Group Limited in 2011.

14 Oct 2011 | Transactions & Matters

GE Capital Finance Australasia: Federal Court of Australia

Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills advised GE Capital Finance Australasia Pty Limited and GE Capital Australia in their dispute with the Commissioner of Taxation over the validity of a rectification order to correct an error in an MEC election. This culminated in a successful outcome for GE in the Federal Court of Australia.

11 Aug 2011 | Transactions & Matters | Real Estate

Lend Lease: Barangaroo development

Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills has been advising Lend Lease on an on-going basis with respect to its development of the Barangaroo site in Sydney.

25 Jan 2011 | Transactions & Matters | Corporate and Mergers & Acquisitions

Alberta Investment Management Corporation

Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills advised Alberta Investment Management Corporation in 2011 on its participation in the A$415m acquisition of Great Southern Plantations’ timberland assets.

23 Oct 2010 | Transactions & Matters | Financial Services

Suncorp: NOHC

Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehils advised Suncorp-Metway Limited on on the successful insertion of Suncorp Group Limited as a non-operating holding company.

14 Oct 2010 | Transactions & Matters | Energy & Resources

BHP Billiton: proposed iron ore joint venture

Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills advised BHP Billiton on its proposed iron ore joint venture with Rio Tinto, one of the largest transactions ever proposed in Australia. Ultimately the transaction did not proceed for regulatory reasons.

20 Aug 2010 | Transactions & Matters

IEL Finance Ltd: Federal Court

Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills advised IEL Finance Ltd in its dispute with the Commissioner of Taxation in relation to the deductibility of interest on money borrowed to invest in subsidiary companies.

21 Oct 2009 | Transactions & Matters | Real Estate

Lend Lease: stapling transaction

Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills advised on the stapling of Lend Lease Trust to Lend Lease Corporation in 2009.

03 Oct 2007 | Transactions & Matters

Rio Tinto: acquisition of Alcan Inc

Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills advised Rio Tinto on the tax consolidation interactions of its acquisition of Alcan Inc in 2007.

01 Oct 2007 | Transactions & Matters

GE Capital Finance - FCA

Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills advised GE Capital Finance in a matter decided in the Federal Court in which taxpayer defended a 10% tax rate on net interest income distributed by Australian trusts to related parties overseas.

17 Sep 2007 | Transactions & Matters | Financial Services

Macquarie: NOHC

Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills advised Macquarie Bank Limited on the successful insertion of Macquarie Group Limited as a non-operating holding company.

20 Oct 2006 | Transactions & Matters | Real Estate

Lend Lease Custodians Pty Limited: Federal Court

Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills advised Lend Lease Custodians Pty Limited in its dispute with the Commissioner of Taxation over the tax treatment of non-cash consideration it received in respect of a forward sale of listed shares.