Jeremy Kriewaldt


Major Areas of Specialisation

Corporate and commercial law, including mergers and acquisitions, capital raisings and foreign investment, especially in relation to listed companies and representing parties before the Takeovers Panel; financial product development especially equity derivatives and futures and securities markets.


 BA (Hons), LLM (Hons) (University of Sydney)

Notable Assignments

  • Acting for Keybridge Capital on its successful defence against an unsolicited takeover bid made by Oceania Capital Partners for Keybridge (including Takeovers Panel proceedings).
  • Acting for Competitive Foods (effectively the manager and the majority franchisee of Burger King/Hungry Jack's in Australia and NZ) on its sale of 45 Kentucky Fried Chicken franchise restaurants to Collins Foods.
  • Acting for Australian Unity on its $380 million scheme of arrangement merger with Grand United.
  • Acting for Keybridge Capital on its acquisition of PF Finance Group by scheme of arrangement.
  • Advising one of Glencore International's wholly owned subsidiaries on its near unconditional takeover bid for Minara Resources, valuing Minara at in excess of A$1 billion.
  • Advising secured noteholders of Canwest on disposal of Canwest's controlling holding in listed Ten Network Holdings for A$680 million.
  • Advising Glencore on acquisition of equity swap exposure in Austral Coal and successfully representing Glencore in subsequent Takeover Panel and Court proceedings.
  • Advising Australian Unity on its issue of R V debentures to finance its retirement village businesses.
  • Advising Australian Unity on the A$65 million sale of its general insurance business to Calliden.
  • Part of Atanaskovic Hartnell team advising Transurban Group on its successful takeover of Sydney Roads' Group (A$1.2 billion).
  • Part of Atanaskovic Hartnell team advising James Hardie with special responsibility for design of the NSW legislation to govern the asbestos compensation arrangement, the ASIC investigation and subsequent litigation.
  • Acting for Queensland Gas in its successful 100% takeover bid for Sunshine Gas.
  • Acting for ERM Power on its acquisition of joint-venture interests in power projects in Queesnland and Western Australia from Babcock and Brown Power.
  • Advising Macquarie Bank on the establishment of its Fusion Funds (a dynamically hedged investment product).

Other Experience

  • Previously Counsel to the Takeover Panel and partner of Blake Dawson Waldron (including as London Resident Partner).
  • Member of the M&A and Financial Services Commission of the Union Internationale des Avocats.
  • Member of the Corporations Committee of the Law Council of Australia