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Becki Tam

Special Counsel
Fax +61.2.9513.2399

Ms. Tam is a corporate and commercial lawyer with experience in the areas of capital markets, mergers and acquisitions and general corporate advisory. She provides Australian Corporations Act and Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) Listing Rules advice to many ASX listed, public unlisted and private companies including advice on related party transactions and continuous disclosure requirements, private placements, rights issues, public prospectus and information memoranda offerings and convertible note raisings. Ms. Tam advises her clients on all aspects of their business including acquisitions and disposals, restructurings, joint ventures, shareholder agreements, exit and liquidity event strategies, directors' and officers' duties and the establishment of equity incentive plans and corporate governance structures.

Ms. Tam acts for clients in the mobile phone, digital online advertising, technology-led education, industrial, financial services, investment banking and underwriting, parking management and natural resource sectors.

She also advises not-for-profit, charitable and tertiary organisations and foundations, having worked as in-house counsel and in management capacity at the National Trust of Australia (NSW), the University of New South Wales and the National Institute of Dramatic Arts.

Professional/Civic Activities

  • Board of Powerhouse Youth Theatre member, 2003-2004
  • Board of Ausdance member, NSW, 2001-2002
  • Pro bono support to National Institute of Dramatic Art, Ananguku Arts and Culture Aboriginal Corporation and The Palya Fund

Speaking Engagements

  • "Regulatory and Compliance Issues" presented for Financial Services Institute of Australasia, September 2009
  • "Vendor Legal Due Diligence" presented at Business Law Day, November 17, 2008
  • Estrella Resources Limited, a junior Chilean copper exploration company on its pre IPO capital raisings and IPO listing on the ASX.
  • A technology-led education and tutoring provider in relation to a pre-float restructure, AUD28 million debt finance and strategic acquisitions of key distributors in the wholesale network.
  • The target of a takeover by a mobile and online advertising company. Ms. Tam prepared the takeover target statement and related shareholder, option and note holder documentation and provided advice on the Listing Rules, Corporations Act and Takeover Panel considerations.
  • Joint lead managers in respect of the placement of the shortfall of a share purchase plan offered by an ASX listed coal mining and exploration company to raise up to AUD20 million.
  • Advising the vendor of The Red Paper Group, an Australian paper merchant business in relation to the AUD50 million sale of business assets to ASX listed company, CPI Group Limited. The sale involved a parallel acquisition in New Zealand and required notification to the ACCC.
  • Advising a stockbroking and margin lending business on the sale and restructure of its investment banking business. The recapitalisation and debt restructure process involved the ring fencing of assets and liabilities, wind down of the loan book and required various regulatory consents and notifications under the ASX Operating Rules and financiers’ arrangements.
  • The trustee on the establishment of The Alpha Beta Fund, a wholesale client investor fund, including preparation of the information memorandum, trust deed and investment management agreement.
  • People Telecom in respect of the scheme of arrangement whereby M2 acquired People Telecom, which included negotiating the scheme implementation deed and preparing the scheme booklet.