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Russell Lyons

Fax +61.2.9513.2399

Mr. Lyons has expertise in investment services, capital markets, joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions as well as corporate insolvency and reconstructions.

He holds a Master of Laws from Cambridge University and is one of a few corporate lawyers who is also a qualified chartered accountant. With this experience he brings a unique skill set to bear when acting for large Australian and multinational clients in relation to their corporate and commercial activities.

Mr. Lyons' grasp of the financial and taxation landscape in which legal issues must be resolved has made him a much sought-after corporate legal adviser.

Professional Background

Prior to joining the firm in early 2000, Mr. Lyons practised at major international and Australian law firms, working out of their London, Hong Kong, and Sydney offices. In addition, Mr. Lyons was previously an accountant at Price Waterhouse Coopers in its Johannesburg office.

Additional Information

  • Public Accountant and Auditors Board (South Africa), 1990
  • Providing Corporations Law and Listings Rules advice including the carriage of initial public offerings (IPOs) and capital raising.
  • Setting up, structuring and exiting venture capital and private equity investments.
  • Planning and implementing corporate structuring including joint ventures, management buyouts, reconstructions, reductions in capital and structured financing.
  • Advising on corporate governance risk management, compliance and forensic accounting issues particularly in relation to acquisition documentation, transaction structuring and breach of warranty claims.
  • Advising on takeovers, mergers and acquisitions including due diligence, transaction process and negotiation, bid structuring, transitional issues, related financing and compliance with all regulatory enactments and authorities (in particular corporate, trade practices and foreign investment bodies).
  • Structuring and effecting distressed business transactions including workouts, deeds of company arrangement, creditors' trust arrangements and formal sales in insolvency situations.