Danny Farrugia

dlf@ah.com.au

Major Areas of Specialisation

Corporate and commercial law with particular emphasis on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, fundraising, securities and markets and international business transactions especially related to international hotels and tourism, aviation and infrastructure.

Qualifications

LLB (Adelaide)

Notable Assignments

  • Advising Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan Board on its asset swap agreement with MAp Airports under which OTPP exchanged its minority interest in Sydney airport plus a cash payment of A$791m for MAp's interests in Brussels and Copenhagen airports (transaction value US$2 billion+).
  • Advising Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan Board on its unsolicited A$6.7bn consortium acquisition proposal for Transurban Group.
  • Advising Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan's on block sales of an 11% stake in listed Macquarie Infrastructure Group for about A$340 million, and subsequently a 14% stake in listed Transurban Group for about A$710 million.
  • Adviser to Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan Board on A$400 million Reset Convertible Note subscription in Macquarie Infrastructure Group for the Western Sydney Orbital toll road infrastructure project and conversion to Macquarie Infrastructure Group securities.
  • Adviser to Ontario Teacher’s Pension Plan Board on successful litigation with Macquarie Infrastructure Group concerning redemption of Reset Convertible Notes in Macquarie Infrastructure Group.
  • Adviser to Halliburton Inc, Barclay Mowlem, John Holland, Macmahon Holdings, Genesee & Wyoming and PGA Ventures for negotiation of bid participation and joint venture for "Asia Pacific Transport Consortium". 
  • Lead adviser to Asia Pacific Transport Consortium on Adelaide - Darwin rail infrastructure project including government concession, equity, project financing and construction negotiations and documentation (A$1.5 billion).
  • Acquisition for Halliburton Inc of Kinhill Holdings Limited.
  • Adviser to EIH Limited and Oberoi Hotels Private Ltd on a Strategic Alliance with Hilton International, Inc for co-branding, marketing, sales and reservations of 9 “Trident Hilton” hotels in India.
  • Advising EIH Limited on “Oberoi” hotel, acquisitions, development projects, joint ventures and management contracts in Asia, USA, Europe, Middle East and Africa.Advising on and negotiation of international hotel management contracts and branded residence agreements for various hotel owners with Hyatt, Hilton, Four Seasons, Fairmont, Intercontinental and other hotel groups.Sale of master development licences for "Hard Rock Cafes" and "Hard Rock Hotels" for Australia, New Zealand, Pacific and Indian subcontinent territories for EIH Limited and HR Pacific.
  • Sale of The Windsor Hotel Melbourne.
  • Adviser to Brown Foreman on termination of Pernod Australia distribution joint venture and acquisition of Swift & Moore.Adviser to Hoyts Cinemas on termination of joint operations agreement with Amalgamated Holdings.
  • Adviser to Glencore Finance AG in relation to Henry Walker Eltin and acquisition of HWE Jamaica operations.