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Justin Fox

Partner, Head of Corporate – Melbourne

Justin enjoys participating in his clients’ success. For over 25 years, Justin has guided international investors, ASX listed companies and institutional capital through their most important strategic transactions. He is admired for his practical approach to problem solving, and enjoys developing and maintaining long standing client relationships.

Justin has substantial experience advising on foreign investment approvals, takeovers, schemes of arrangement and private treaty mergers and acquisitions. He operates a truly international practice, having spent much of his early career working in South-East Asia.

Justin works across a range of industry sectors, including media, financial services, digital and technology. He is a trusted adviser to boards and regularly advises his ASX listed clients on their continuous disclosure and compliance obligations. 

Prior to joining Hamilton Locke, Justin worked for Corrs Chambers Westgarth.

 

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Mergers and acquisitions, Takeovers and Schemes of arrangement, Technology, Financial Services, Foreign Investment (FIRB), Corporate Governance, Directors Duties, ASX Listing Rules.

 

AWARDS
  • Best Lawyer (Australia), Corporate Governance, 2010 – 2025
  • Best Lawyers (Australia), Mergers and Acquisitions Law, 2010 – 2025
  • Best Lawyer (Australia), Corporate Law, 2010 – 2025
  • Legal 500 Asia-Pacific, Corporate Mergers & Acquisitions (Recommended Lawyer), 2020
  • Doyle’s Guide – Leading Corporate Lawyers Victoria (Recommended Lawyer), 2016-2022

 

QUALIFICATIONS
  • Bachelor of Laws/Arts – Monash University
  • Graduate Diploma of Asian Law – University of Melbourne
  • Admitted to practice in 1994

 

SELECTED REPRESENTATIONS
  • Advised on the sale of BP’s Australian bitumen business to Puma Energy and the sale of BP’s South Australian retail network.
  • Advised Vodafone Australia on its $6 billion merger with the Australian mobile business of Hutchison Whampoa.
  • Advised the Princely Family of Liechtenstein, through their private wealth business, LGT Foundation, on the acquisition by way of scheme of arrangement of Crestone Wealth Management for a purchase price of up to $450 million.
  • Advised Wesfarmers on the acquisition of Catch Holdings Limited, the owner and operator of Catch of the Day digital marketplace.
  • Advised Singapore Airlines on their shareholding in Virgin Australia Holdings Limited, including participation in a $852 million entitlement offer.
  • Advised REA on the acquisition of Hometrack Australia from Zillow.
  • Advised FNZ on the acquisition of the Australian investment platforms business of UBS.
  • Advised SABMiller on the Australian aspects of the £71 billion global takeover offer received from ABI.
  • Advised Foster’s on the demerger of Treasury Wine Estates Limited by way of scheme of arrangement.
  • Advised Southern Cross Media Group on $170 million placement and accelerated entitlement offer.
  • Advised Foster’s on the successful $3.7 billion hostile takeover offer for Southcorp Limited.
  • Advised Southern Cross Media Group Limited on its $740 million takeover offer for Austereo.
  • Acted for the owners of Symbion Health on the $1.3 billion merger with EBOS Group Limited.