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Dr Angelika Yates
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Being dually qualified in German and Australian law puts me in a unique position to advise European companies on their investments and business activities in Australia.


I enjoy working on complex and challenging cross-border transactions, with a strong focus on European investments into the Asia-Pacific region (in particular, Australia, China, India and Singapore) and Australian investments into Europe.  Also, I have acted on several initial public offerings and listings of Chinese enterprises on overseas stock exchanges.  On these projects, I work closely with my former colleagues and network partners in Germany, Shanghai and Singapore to provide my clients with seamless and efficient expert advice across various jurisdictions.


My experience spans more than 15 years practising as a corporate transactional lawyer at leading firms in Australia, Germany and the UK, including as a senior associate of Andersen Legal in Sydney, Pinsent Masons in London and as a partner of Luther in Germany.


Prior to joining Andersen Legal, I completed a doctoral thesis on International Accounting Law as a scholar of the Arthur Andersen foundation.


I specialise in mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and equity capital markets transactions.  Typically, this includes advising my domestic or international clients on all aspects of the transaction process from the structuring stage through due diligence investigations to preparing and implementing transaction documents and advising on post-merger integration. This often involves working in multidisciplinary teams alongside corporate advisors, accountants and tax experts.


I also regularly advise my clients on commercial contracts and corporate governance matters under the Corporations Act and the ASX Listing Rules.


I joined Addisons in 2015 after returning from Germany to Australia in 2012 and spending more than two years at Kardos Scanlan, a highly-regarded specialist corporate law firm in Sydney.  Prior to that, I was a partner at Luther, a leading commercial law firm based in Germany with several international offices, including in Singapore and Shanghai.
 

 

Qualifications

Studies of Law at University of Münster and University of Cologne, Germany

 

First Law Degree (Prädikat), Germany


Second Law Degree (Prädikat),  Germany


Doctoral Thesis (summa cum laude), University of Cologne, Germany


Diploma in Law, Legal Practitioners Admission Board, Sydney


Admitted as a Solicitor in Australia and as Rechtsanwalt in Germany

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My work mainly involves:

 

  • Cross-border mergers and acquisitions, including joint ventures
  • Initial public offerings and capital raisings
  • Corporate governance and compliance with ASX Listing Rules
  • Commercial contract negotiations
     
 

Qualifications

Studies of Law at University of Münster and University of Cologne, Germany

 

First Law Degree (Prädikat), Germany


Second Law Degree (Prädikat),  Germany


Doctoral Thesis (summa cum laude), University of Cologne, Germany


Diploma in Law, Legal Practitioners Admission Board, Sydney


Admitted as a Solicitor in Australia and as Rechtsanwalt in Germany

Latest Knowledge
Crowd-sourced Funding Platforms and Market Licensing - ASIC's New Approach
12 September 2017
In our recent crowd-sourced funding (CSF) series, we outlined the implications of the Corporations Amendment (Crowd-sourced Funding) Act 2017 (CSF Act) for 3 types of CSF participants – fundraisers, intermediaries (i.e. crowdfunding platforms) and investors.
MORE INFORMATION
Uber's crash course in the new unfair contracts regime
30 August 2017
Uber is the latest target of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s (ACCC) campaign to enforce compliance with the new unfair contract terms regime to protect small businesses. In a sign of a shift in attitude of the ACCC since the beginning of 2017, the ACCC has moved from taking an educative approach to taking an enforcement approach.
MORE INFORMATION
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In Australia, employment is primarily regulated by legislation at the Federal level. There are some areas, notably long service leave, which continue to be regulated at the State and Territory level.
MORE INFORMATION
Jenoptik AG
A German based multinational integrated photonics group listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange, on the acquisition of its Australian distributor in its traffic solutions division and subsequent tenders for government contracts in NSW and Victoria.
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Global Investment Bank
A leading Swiss based global investment bank for whom I provided advice on issues arising under Australian takeover laws, involving complex trust structures in various jurisdictions.
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Agricultural Group
An agricultural and industrial group headquartered in Singapore which required advice on its acquisition of a primary production and food processing business in Australia. This transaction was structured in several phases, including share and asset acquisitions of various farm properties and a large abattoir and food processing plant.
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Tyroola Pty Ltd
Advising the founders of Tyroola Pty Ltd, an online tyre retail business, on all aspects of setting up operations in Australia and on raising venture capital funds.
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Dreamlines Australia Pty Ltd
Dreamlines Australia Pty Ltd is an online travel agency and subsidiary of a German based multinational group. I advised on various aspects of Australian corporate and commercial law.
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Avenso GmbH
I advised this German based brand owner and operator of a franchise system for LUMAS galleries for photographic art, on setting up its franchise business in Australia.
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Dr Wolff Australia Pty Ltd
Dr Wolff Australia Pty Ltd, is a subsidiary of a large German based cosmetics and medical devices company, which I advised on all legal aspects of setting up operations in Australia, including advising on corporate law and distribution and warehousing agreements.
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Tyre Manufacturer
A German based manufacturer of high performance “Off-The-Road” tyres required comprehensive advice on the acquisition of a tyre re-treading division from Rio Tinto.
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Francotyp Postalia
I advised this leading German based manufacturer of franking machines, on the restructure of its distribution network in Australia and on related anti-trust and competition law matters.
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Fund Manager
This project involved advising a Hong Kong based fund manager on several debt financing transactions to Australian and Singaporean entities through a Luxembourg fund and negotiating related facility agreements and security arrangements over assets located in Australia.
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Kinghero AG
This textile manufacturer based in Xiamen, China required advice on its IPO, capital raising and listing on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.
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United Power Technology AG
I acted for this manufacturer of engines and generators based in Fuzhou and Shanghai, China on its IPO, capital raising and listing on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.
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China Specialty Glass AG
This work involved me advising this manufacturer of security glass based in Guangzhou, China on its IPO, capital raising and listing on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.
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Youbisheng Green Paper AG
I acted for this manufacturer of environmentally-friendly paper based in Fujian and Guangdong, China on its IPO, capital raising and listing on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.
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Vorwerk
This work involved advising this international diversified corporate group headquartered in Germany, whose main business is the direct distribution of various household products, on its joint venture with an Indian public listed company in the edible oil industry to establish a direct distribution system for cosmetic products in India.
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German renewable energy group
A leading German manufacturer of wind turbines required advice on the restructuring and proposed buy-out of its joint venture in India.
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Kärcher
I advised this German manufacturer of industrial cleaning equipment, on the buy-out of its joint venture partner in India.
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World.Net Limited
This is an operator of online travel booking system based in Australia, to whom I provided advice on its IPO, capital raising and listing on the ASX.
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Qualifications

Studies of Law at University of Münster and University of Cologne, Germany

 

First Law Degree (Prädikat), Germany


Second Law Degree (Prädikat),  Germany


Doctoral Thesis (summa cum laude), University of Cologne, Germany


Diploma in Law, Legal Practitioners Admission Board, Sydney


Admitted as a Solicitor in Australia and as Rechtsanwalt in Germany

Latest Knowledge
Crowd-sourced Funding Platforms and Market Licensing - ASIC's New Approach
12 September 2017
In our recent crowd-sourced funding (CSF) series, we outlined the implications of the Corporations Amendment (Crowd-sourced Funding) Act 2017 (CSF Act) for 3 types of CSF participants – fundraisers, intermediaries (i.e. crowdfunding platforms) and investors.
MORE INFORMATION
Uber's crash course in the new unfair contracts regime
30 August 2017
Uber is the latest target of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s (ACCC) campaign to enforce compliance with the new unfair contract terms regime to protect small businesses. In a sign of a shift in attitude of the ACCC since the beginning of 2017, the ACCC has moved from taking an educative approach to taking an enforcement approach.
MORE INFORMATION
Employment Law in Australia Overview
14 August 2017
In Australia, employment is primarily regulated by legislation at the Federal level. There are some areas, notably long service leave, which continue to be regulated at the State and Territory level.
MORE INFORMATION
 

Qualifications

Studies of Law at University of Münster and University of Cologne, Germany

 

First Law Degree (Prädikat), Germany


Second Law Degree (Prädikat),  Germany


Doctoral Thesis (summa cum laude), University of Cologne, Germany


Diploma in Law, Legal Practitioners Admission Board, Sydney


Admitted as a Solicitor in Australia and as Rechtsanwalt in Germany

Latest Knowledge
Crowd-sourced Funding Platforms and Market Licensing - ASIC's New Approach
12 September 2017
In our recent crowd-sourced funding (CSF) series, we outlined the implications of the Corporations Amendment (Crowd-sourced Funding) Act 2017 (CSF Act) for 3 types of CSF participants – fundraisers, intermediaries (i.e. crowdfunding platforms) and investors.
MORE INFORMATION
Uber's crash course in the new unfair contracts regime
30 August 2017
Uber is the latest target of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s (ACCC) campaign to enforce compliance with the new unfair contract terms regime to protect small businesses. In a sign of a shift in attitude of the ACCC since the beginning of 2017, the ACCC has moved from taking an educative approach to taking an enforcement approach.
MORE INFORMATION
Employment Law in Australia Overview
14 August 2017
In Australia, employment is primarily regulated by legislation at the Federal level. There are some areas, notably long service leave, which continue to be regulated at the State and Territory level.
MORE INFORMATION