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James Burrell

Special Counsel
Fax +61.3.9205.2055
Mr. Burrell is a corporate lawyer focusing on mergers and acquisitions, corporate advisory, debt finance, licensing and services agreements, private equity and funds management.

Professional Background

Prior to joining K&L Gates in 2018, Mr. Burrell worked at top tier firms in Sydney and London and was the principal solicitor at a boutique corporate law firm based In Melbourne.

  • Acted for Continental AG, a leading German automotive manufacturing company, on the purchase of Wesfarmers' Kmart Tyre and Auto (KTAS) for AUD350 million.
  • Acted for PPDS (VIC) Pty Ltd, the purchaser of the business of Pet Products and Developments Services Pty Ltd, established in1996 and a market leader in the research and development, manufacturing and distribution of pet food treats and related products which was done by way of a purchase of 100% of the shares held in PPDS Research Pty Ltd which carries out research and development of new pet products.
  • Acted for the major shareholders in relation to a complicated share restructuring of Seaway Group, a market leader in the arranging of transportation of freight and cargo by sea, and related real property transactions.