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Jacob Blakely

Jacob Blakely is a corporate and commercial lawyer with over 20 years' experience in private practice and funds management in Australia and New Zealand. His focus is on M&A, acquisitions and disposals of businesses, venture capital, restructures, corporate governance and providing general counsel advice on commercial and corporations law.

Jacob has extensive experience advising clients in a broad range of sectors, including technology, financial services, health, energy and manufacturing.

Prior to joining K&L Gates, Jacob worked in the corporate teams at leading New Zealand and Australian commercial law firms, including the Auckland office of Russell McVeagh. He has also previously worked in funds management at Macquarie Bank and AMP Capital in Sydney.

  • Listed by Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in Australia™ for Mergers and Acquisitions Law, 2023-2025
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