Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Belle Jing
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In my practice, my clients look to me for strategic corporate advice in relation to mergers and acquisitions transactions, public and private capital raisings, corporate restructures and making investments into Australia.
 
Since joining Addisons in 2009, I have acted for clients from a diverse range of industries, in particular;
 

  • biotechnology/medical devices;
  • financial services;
  • technology/software; and
  • mining/oil and gas.

 
As a result of this work, I have formed close relationships with many of these clients.
 
My work requires a deep understanding of the Australian company laws, takeovers laws, fundraising laws and the ASX Listing Rules. I have advised both listed and unlisted public companies and private companies in relation to:

 

  • major transactions that are transformational or otherwise critical to the future of the company, including initial public offerings, back-door listings, takeover bids, capital raisings and restructurings; and
  • general corporate/commercial matters, such as executive remuneration, directors’ duties, defence against shareholder activism and regulatory compliance.


I regularly advise offshore clients in relation to their Australia operations and making investments in Australian assets (including dealings with the Foreign Investment Review Board). I am fluent in Chinese (Mandarin).
 
I was admitted as a Solicitor in 2011 and became a Senior Associate in 2014. I am currently completing a Masters of Law at the University of Sydney.

 

Qualifications

BEc LLB (Hons) – University of Sydney

 

AMusA

 

Member, Women Lawyers’ Association of NSW

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Harper Reforms - what you need to know
16 November 2017
On 6 November 2017, significant changes to Australia’s competition laws came into effect, introducing some of the key recommendations of the 2015 Harper Competition Policy Review.
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Inabox Group Limited
I have advised ASX listed telco Inabox Group Limited on a number of corporate transactions, including its acquisition of the Hostworks Group in February 2017 and its acquisition of Logic Communications in March 2017.
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Conference Call International
I acted for the shareholders of CCI, the largest independent conferencing and collaboration provider in Australia, in its $18m disposal to ASX listed MNF Group Limited in February 2017.
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My work principally involves:

 

  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Takeovers
  • Public and private capital raisings
  • Restructures
  • Transactional and strategic corporate advice
  • Executive remuneration and corporate governance
  • Shareholder activism
     
 

Qualifications

BEc LLB (Hons) – University of Sydney

 

AMusA

 

Member, Women Lawyers’ Association of NSW

Latest Knowledge
Harper Reforms - what you need to know
16 November 2017
On 6 November 2017, significant changes to Australia’s competition laws came into effect, introducing some of the key recommendations of the 2015 Harper Competition Policy Review.
MORE INFORMATION
Inabox Group Limited
I have advised ASX listed telco Inabox Group Limited on a number of corporate transactions, including its acquisition of the Hostworks Group in February 2017 and its acquisition of Logic Communications in March 2017.
MORE INFORMATION
Conference Call International
I acted for the shareholders of CCI, the largest independent conferencing and collaboration provider in Australia, in its $18m disposal to ASX listed MNF Group Limited in February 2017.
MORE INFORMATION
Pureprofile Limited
Pureprofile, advised by Addisons, completed its second strategic acquisition since listing on the ASX in July 2015, with the group now joined by Cohort Global, a leading digital marketing business with operations in Australia, UK and US.
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Patersons Securities underwriting of $21m JUMBO
I was a member of the Addisons team that advised Patersons securities on the underwriting of a $21 million rights issue, comprising an accelerated institutional offer followed by a retail offer and bookbuild, as well as both priority and general sub-underwriting arrangements.
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CathRx - Fully Subscribed $10.6 million Rights Issue
Our ECM team assisted CathRx, an Australian public medical device company, in its highly successful rights issue to raise $10.6 million. This objective of this issue was to fund the final stage development and commercialisation plans of the company with respect to its new range of traditional and novel heart catheters.
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KJ Risk Group – New Partnership with Austbrokers
Bringing together insurance brokerage heavyweight, Austbrokers (AUB Group), and KJ Risk Group, a specialist firm in corporate insurance, risk advice and alternative risk financing, we advised on one of the few M&A transactions in the Australian insurance space in 2015.
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Countplus subsidiary, Advice389 - kick starts equity partnership business strategy with 40% stake in Hunter Financial
Advice389 is off to a flying start in the implementation of its equity partner business model, with our M&A team taking Advice389 successfully through its first acquisition of an equity stake in highly-regarded financial services firm, Hunter Financial.
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KBL Mining
Our team acted for KBL Mining Limited in Supreme Court and Takeovers Panel proceedings against a vexatious lender that instigated a 4 month long campaign to seek to thwart KBL’s refinancing efforts and bring about a default under KBL’s existing loan.
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Novogen $32.4 million Fundraising
Acted for Novogen, a rapidly expanding drug discovery company listed on the ASX and NASDAQ, in a series of debt and equity capital raisings since 2013. Most recently, our team advised Novogen in the raising of $15.5 million pursuant to a placement to US institutional investors and the simultaneous conduct of a rights issue offer to existing shareholders to raise a further $16.9 million.
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Matrix42 Acquisition of Silverback and Expansion into Australia
Advised Matrix42, Europe’s most innovative workspace management solution vendor, on its expansion into Australia and acquisition of Silverback, an established Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) vendor with a strong, loyal and growing customer base, including major financial services companies in the Asia Pacific region.
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Acquisition of significant cement works
Advised a consortium of investors in relation to the acquisition of significant cement works. The transaction involved extensive negotiations in relation to the allocation of risk with respect to contingent liabilities as well as an in-depth analysis of the landholder duty implications of the transaction.
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Multi-Option Facility for International Software and Service Provider
Advised an international software and service provider in relation to its refinancing of a secured multi-option facility agreement involving both revolving and non-revolving loan facilities. Due to the global reach of our client’s business, it was necessary that the facilities be available and repayable in multiple different currencies, with the ability to change between currencies at any time. The new debt facility also provided funding for our client to explore new acquisition opportunities.
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Hostile takeover of junior gold explorer
Takeover bid involving two ASX-listed gold junior explorers, whose fates were intertwined by a longstanding farm-in and joint venture agreement. The complexity of the takeover bid reached new heights with the commencement of Takeovers Panel proceedings in relation to a myriad of legal issues arising from the takeovers provisions of the Corporations Act.
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M2 Telecommunications $248 million Takeover Offer for Dodo and Eftel
I was part of the team that advised Eftel in relation to M2 Telecommunications’ $248 million takeover offer to acquire both Dodo and Eftel.
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Merger of Hood Sweeney and Shearer + Elliss
Acted for Hood Sweeney, a South Australian professional services firm, in its merger with Shearer + Ellis, a boutique accounting, financial planning and business coaching firm.
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APAC Resources Limited
Advised this major Hong Kong based minerals trading and investment organisation in its numerous dealings in Australia, including in connection with its significant shareholdings in major Australian ASX listed companies and related FIRB issues.
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Omnilab Media Sale of Post-Production and VFX Houses to Deluxe Entertainment
Our team acted for Omnilab Media and its related entities in the sale of a number of its key creative and media businesses to the Australian arm of international screen service company, Deluxe Entertainment Services Group Inc.
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Sale of Business Intelligence Company IntierraRMG to SNL
I was a member of the Addisons team that acted in the sale of mining intelligence company IntierraRMG to US financial intelligence group, SNL.
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Phoenix Oil & Gas Limited – Backdoor Listing as “High Peak Royalties Limited”
Phoenix Oil & Gas Limited asked us to act in its recent backdoor listing on the ASX.
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Qualifications

BEc LLB (Hons) – University of Sydney

 

AMusA

 

Member, Women Lawyers’ Association of NSW

Latest Knowledge
Harper Reforms - what you need to know
16 November 2017
On 6 November 2017, significant changes to Australia’s competition laws came into effect, introducing some of the key recommendations of the 2015 Harper Competition Policy Review.
MORE INFORMATION
Inabox Group Limited
I have advised ASX listed telco Inabox Group Limited on a number of corporate transactions, including its acquisition of the Hostworks Group in February 2017 and its acquisition of Logic Communications in March 2017.
MORE INFORMATION
Conference Call International
I acted for the shareholders of CCI, the largest independent conferencing and collaboration provider in Australia, in its $18m disposal to ASX listed MNF Group Limited in February 2017.
MORE INFORMATION
A little goes a long way – lessons to be learnt from Takeovers Panel Guidance Note 23 for bidders and targets using “Shareholder Intention Statements”
26/2/2016
As a prospective bidder or target, what should you be wary of when obtaining or using shareholder intention statements?
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Make a Splash in the Australian Corporate Scene - How much 'noise' can you make with 1%, 5%, 15%, 25% ownership?
21/9/2015
In recent years, we have seen a number of Chinese investors in Australian listed companies who have been disappointed with their management.
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Default Interest Clause in Security Agreement: A Loophole for a Malevolent Lender to Claim ‘Double Interest’
14/5/2015
In many if not most general security agreements (GSA), you will find an interest clause, even though the loan agreement supported by the GSA will already have one. If you have ever negotiated a financing, you would probably never think twice about their mutual existence.
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Australian companies ‘at risk’ of unwanted bidders? Deal protection measures: should we follow the English lead?
7/8/2014
Australia – “Our land abounds in nature’s gifts”.
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Directors and Company Secretaries Face Greater Responsibility in Managing Risk
4/8/2014
Directors and company secretaries are expected to take a more active role in establishing effective risk management practices in their companies under the Third Edition of the ASX Corporate Governance Principles and Recommendations.
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The Complexity behind the Simplicity of the Amended ASX Listing Rules: Tips for Company Secretaries
4/8/2014
As a whole, the latest amendments to the ASX Listing Rules, which took effect on 1 July 2014, have been made with simplicity in mind.
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The Penalties Doctrine - How the future drafting of contracts must change after the High Court decision in the Andrews case
14/5/2014
The recent High Court decision in Andrews v Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited has expanded the scope of the penalties doctrine.
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Addisons Contractual Interpretation Series – ‘Til Death Do Us Part’: Terminating Perpetual Contracts
7/11/2013
In an earlier article entitled “Addisons Contractual Interpretation Series – Entire Agreement Clauses – Entirely Reliable?”, we looked at the ability of an “entire agreement clause” to exclude terms that are not expressly set out in an agreement. We noted that an entire agreement clause is not effective to prevent a court from implying a term unless the agreement expressly excludes the implication of that term.
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Qualifications

BEc LLB (Hons) – University of Sydney

 

AMusA

 

Member, Women Lawyers’ Association of NSW

Latest Knowledge
Harper Reforms - what you need to know
16 November 2017
On 6 November 2017, significant changes to Australia’s competition laws came into effect, introducing some of the key recommendations of the 2015 Harper Competition Policy Review.
MORE INFORMATION
Inabox Group Limited
I have advised ASX listed telco Inabox Group Limited on a number of corporate transactions, including its acquisition of the Hostworks Group in February 2017 and its acquisition of Logic Communications in March 2017.
MORE INFORMATION
Conference Call International
I acted for the shareholders of CCI, the largest independent conferencing and collaboration provider in Australia, in its $18m disposal to ASX listed MNF Group Limited in February 2017.
MORE INFORMATION