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Philip Vickery

Fax +61.7.3233.0900

Mr. Vickery focuses on mergers and acquisitions transactions including capital raisings as well as franchising and regulatory and corporate advice. He possesses a high level of industry knowledge across a range of sectors including agribusiness, franchising, technology, logistics, mining and health (including dental and medical practices).

His clients benefit from his substantial experience gained from advising multinational, Australian corporates and government entities and agencies on a broad range of matters including divestments, acquisitions, franchising, regulatory issues, corporate governance and compliance.

Mr. Vickery is a member of the Queensland Law Society’s Company Law Committee as well as a member of the Queensland Regional Council of the Financial Institute of Australasia.

Professional Background

Prior to joining K&L Gates, Mr. Vickery was a partner at a large Australian national firm.


  • Listed as a Leading Commercial Lawyer in Doyle's Guide (2018)
  • Listed as a Leading Corporate, Commercial and Agribusiness Lawyer in Doyle's Guide (2017)
  • Listed as a Recommended Corporate Lawyer – Queensland and a Recommended Commercial Lawyer – Queensland in Doyle's Guide (2017)
  • Listed as a Preeminent Agribusiness Lawyer in Doyle's Guide (2016)

Professional/Civic Activities

  • Queensland Law Society member
  • Financial Services Institute of Australia member
  • Franchise Council of Australia member
  • Director of Meeanjin Heritage and Remembrance Centre Ltd

Corporate/Mergers & Acquisitions

  • Advised Mitsui in relation to the AUD2.9 billion Kestrel joint venture with Rio Tinto in Queensland, Australia. Rio sold its stake in the Kestrel underground coal mine to a consortium of EMR Capital and Indonesian company Adaro Energy. Mitsui is the JV partner with Rio.
  • Acting for Olam on the sale and leaseback of its Mildura Almond Orchards to Adveq and in relation to the Agrex Australia joint venture with Mitsubishi.
  • Acting for Bank of Queensland in its merger by way of scheme of arrangement with Pioneer Building Society.
  • Acting in management buy out of TAE Aviation for management team.
  • Acting for clients including Aurizon, Bundaberg Sugar, Bank of Queensland, ESRI, Nestle, Consolidated Press, Teys Brothers, New Hope Corporation and Reverse Corp in divestments or acquisitions of shares, businesses or assets.
  • Advising a number of clients in relation to joint venture arrangements including QSuper, Symbio Alliance, CareFlight and CGI.

Private Equity

  • Acting in private equity transactions for ANZ Private Equity and Hastings including Michel’s Patisserie management buy out for ANZ Private Equity.

Capital Markets

  • Acting for PIPE Networks Ltd on its IPO and rights issue.
  • Acting for FKP on its non renounceable entitlements offer.
  • Acting for Pan Australian Resources on its accelerated renounceable entitlements offer.
  • Advising Morgans, in its capacity as underwriter, to rights issues of Metallica Minerals, QMastor, Avexa and Tissue Therapies.
  • Advising on ASX Listing Rules and Corporations Act compliance issues for clients including Reverse Corp, Fig Tree Developments and PIPE Networks.


  • Advising franchisors in relation to franchising issues and preparing franchising suites of documents for clients including Subway, Home Ice Cream, Yellow Brick Road, Pizza Capers, MPS, Novus Autoglass, Ray White and Bartercard.

General Corporate and Governance

  • Advising dental and medical practices in relation to services and facilities agreements and purchases and sales.
  • Advising government entities such as Queensland Rail and Queensland Health in relation to statutory compliance issues (e.g. advising on application of unfair contracts legislation) and conducting a review of statutory risk for Queensland Rail.
  • Advising government entities including Queensland Rail, Ports Corporations Queensland, Queensland Health, QIMR and Maritime Safety Queensland in relation to risk management and a wide variety of commercial contracts including consultancy agreements, services agreements, intellectual property licences, software licences and research agreements, tenders and confidentiality agreements.
  • Advising Metropolitan Waste Management Group in relation to its waste management services contracts and clean energy legislation.
  • Advising on matters including corporate governance issues, probity and directors and officers duties and liabilities for clients including SunWater, Residential Tenancies Authority, SPARQ, Qinvest, Ports Corporation Queensland, Reverse Corp and PIPE Networks.
  • Advising a wide range of clients on competition and consumer law, personal property securities and privacy law issues.