Mergers & Acquisitions

Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills specialises in the tax aspects of mergers and acquisitions (M&A), including public company acquisitions, divestments and demergers, equity and debt capital raisings as well as employee share plan interactions. 

The firm’s expertise in complex tax issues extends to private equity structuring and transaction work. We regularly advise private equity clients on fund establishment, acquisitions and divestments, and management incentive plans.

Our transactional tax experience encompasses complex deals in a broad spectrum of industries including energy and resources, financial services, real estate, healthcare and retail operations.

We provide advice throughout the lifecycle of M&A transactions, from structuring, documentation review and due diligence through to post-acquisition integration. This experience coupled with our detailed understanding of our clients' businesses and the environments in which they operate, results in a uniquely comprehensive approach to tax advice.

Our strong working relationship with tax regulators and in-depth knowledge of their practices and policies enables us to advise and assist clients when they are seeking the certainty of a tax ruling in time-sensitive circumstances.

Head of Mergers & Acquisitions

Richard Hendriks

Richard Hendriks is a Director and the Head of M&A at Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills.

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Mergers & Acquisitions team

Cameron Blackwood

Director

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Toby Eggleston

Director

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Nick Heggart

Director, Head of Energy & Resources

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Andrew Hirst

Director, Head of Financial Services

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Tim Kyle

Director

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Narelle McBride

Director

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Adrian O'Shannessy

Director

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Cameron Rider

Special Counsel

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