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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 combine Australian and German perspectives to provide multinational clients with a clear understanding of the legal and commercial implications of their cross-border activities.

 

My experience spans more than 20 years practicing at leading firms in Australia, Germany and the UK, including Andersen Legal in Sydney, Pinsent Masons in London and Luther in Germany.


I specialise in complex cross-border transactions, with a strong focus on European investments into the Asia Pacific region and Australian investments into Europe. Furthermore, I have acted on several initial public offerings and listings of Chinese enterprises on overseas stock exchanges. In this context I work closely with my former colleagues and network partners in Germany, Shanghai and Singapore and thereby ensure the efficient support of my clients at any time and place.


I also regularly advise domestic and international clients on corporate and commercial matters in relation to their Australian operations, including preparing and negotiating commercial contracts and advising on corporate compliance matters.

 

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
Commercialisation of Intellectual Property
14 November 2018
In this edition of BenchTV, Partner, Donna Short and Special Counsel, Hazel McDwyer discuss the phases of a commercialisation project, the types of intellectual property in commercialisation agreements, and the need for the protection of intellectual property both on a domestic and global scale.
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The NSW Container Deposit Scheme – 'Return and Earn'
12 November 2018
In an earlier Focus Paper, we outlined the regimes for the regulation of waste in Australia and referred to the Australian Packaging Covenant. In this paper, we provide insight into the recently introduced NSW-based container deposit scheme.
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Laughing all the way - the ACCC releases its 2018 annual report
12 November 2018
Heading into the Christmas period is always a festive time at the ACCC. Admittedly service-provider drinks are limited due to the ACCC’s gifts & gratuities policy, Christmas lunch is pay-your-own-way as the Government require it, but the one event ACCC staff always look forward to is the release of its annual report. Combined with its friends at the Australian Energy Markets Regulator, on 18 October 2018, the ACCC released the document detailing its activities over the past year.
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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
Commercialisation of Intellectual Property
14 November 2018
In this edition of BenchTV, Partner, Donna Short and Special Counsel, Hazel McDwyer discuss the phases of a commercialisation project, the types of intellectual property in commercialisation agreements, and the need for the protection of intellectual property both on a domestic and global scale.
MORE INFORMATION
The NSW Container Deposit Scheme – 'Return and Earn'
12 November 2018
In an earlier Focus Paper, we outlined the regimes for the regulation of waste in Australia and referred to the Australian Packaging Covenant. In this paper, we provide insight into the recently introduced NSW-based container deposit scheme.
MORE INFORMATION
Laughing all the way - the ACCC releases its 2018 annual report
12 November 2018
Heading into the Christmas period is always a festive time at the ACCC. Admittedly service-provider drinks are limited due to the ACCC’s gifts & gratuities policy, Christmas lunch is pay-your-own-way as the Government require it, but the one event ACCC staff always look forward to is the release of its annual report. Combined with its friends at the Australian Energy Markets Regulator, on 18 October 2018, the ACCC released the document detailing its activities over the past year.
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
Commercialisation of Intellectual Property
14 November 2018
In this edition of BenchTV, Partner, Donna Short and Special Counsel, Hazel McDwyer discuss the phases of a commercialisation project, the types of intellectual property in commercialisation agreements, and the need for the protection of intellectual property both on a domestic and global scale.
MORE INFORMATION
The NSW Container Deposit Scheme – 'Return and Earn'
12 November 2018
In an earlier Focus Paper, we outlined the regimes for the regulation of waste in Australia and referred to the Australian Packaging Covenant. In this paper, we provide insight into the recently introduced NSW-based container deposit scheme.
MORE INFORMATION
Laughing all the way - the ACCC releases its 2018 annual report
12 November 2018
Heading into the Christmas period is always a festive time at the ACCC. Admittedly service-provider drinks are limited due to the ACCC’s gifts & gratuities policy, Christmas lunch is pay-your-own-way as the Government require it, but the one event ACCC staff always look forward to is the release of its annual report. Combined with its friends at the Australian Energy Markets Regulator, on 18 October 2018, the ACCC released the document detailing its activities over the past year.
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
Commercialisation of Intellectual Property
14 November 2018
In this edition of BenchTV, Partner, Donna Short and Special Counsel, Hazel McDwyer discuss the phases of a commercialisation project, the types of intellectual property in commercialisation agreements, and the need for the protection of intellectual property both on a domestic and global scale.
MORE INFORMATION
The NSW Container Deposit Scheme – 'Return and Earn'
12 November 2018
In an earlier Focus Paper, we outlined the regimes for the regulation of waste in Australia and referred to the Australian Packaging Covenant. In this paper, we provide insight into the recently introduced NSW-based container deposit scheme.
MORE INFORMATION
Laughing all the way - the ACCC releases its 2018 annual report
12 November 2018
Heading into the Christmas period is always a festive time at the ACCC. Admittedly service-provider drinks are limited due to the ACCC’s gifts & gratuities policy, Christmas lunch is pay-your-own-way as the Government require it, but the one event ACCC staff always look forward to is the release of its annual report. Combined with its friends at the Australian Energy Markets Regulator, on 18 October 2018, the ACCC released the document detailing its activities over the past year.
MORE INFORMATION