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Kate Logan
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My practice principally involves public and private mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and strategic corporate advice. I also regularly advise on listing rule and corporations act compliance and corporate governance issues.

 

The clients for whom I act range from large overseas listed companies to large private client groups through to high net worth individuals. These diverse clients also operate in a wide variety of industries including retail, financial and professional services, media and entertainment, property, private equity, technology and manufacturing.

 

My transactional experience has been extremely varied from advising on large scale public company and international matters to small strategic acquisitions for clients.
 
After being admitted to practice in 2005 and prior to joining Addisons in 2014, I was a senior associate at Freehills and Arnold Bloch Leibler.

 

 

Qualifications

BComm LLB (Hons) – University of Sydney

Latest Knowledge
Are Loot Boxes Gambling? The War over Loot Boxes Continues – Australia Joins the Battlefield
23 July 2018
The Australian Senate has joined the international battlefield over whether “loot boxes” in video games constitutes gambling. On 28 June 2018, following a motion proposed by Greens Senator Jordon Steele-John, the Australian Senate agreed to refer an inquiry into the use of loot boxes in video games to the Senate Environment and Communications References Committee (the Senate Committee).
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Google search for defamation: High Court says plaintiffs can sue
20 July 2018
The High Court has paved the way for an individual to sue Google for allegedly defaming him in a series of search results and auto-complete phrases.
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The end of lottery betting in Australia: Australian Federal Parliament decides
11 July 2018
On 28 June 2018, Australian Federal Parliament passed the Interactive Gambling (Lottery Betting) Act 2018 (Cth) (Lottery Betting Act), prohibiting lottery betting in Australia.
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My work includes:

 

  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • General corporate and commercial, including joint ventures, restructuring and corporate governance
  • Transactional and strategic corporate advice
     
 

Qualifications

BComm LLB (Hons) – University of Sydney

Latest Knowledge
Are Loot Boxes Gambling? The War over Loot Boxes Continues – Australia Joins the Battlefield
23 July 2018
The Australian Senate has joined the international battlefield over whether “loot boxes” in video games constitutes gambling. On 28 June 2018, following a motion proposed by Greens Senator Jordon Steele-John, the Australian Senate agreed to refer an inquiry into the use of loot boxes in video games to the Senate Environment and Communications References Committee (the Senate Committee).
MORE INFORMATION
Google search for defamation: High Court says plaintiffs can sue
20 July 2018
The High Court has paved the way for an individual to sue Google for allegedly defaming him in a series of search results and auto-complete phrases.
MORE INFORMATION
The end of lottery betting in Australia: Australian Federal Parliament decides
11 July 2018
On 28 June 2018, Australian Federal Parliament passed the Interactive Gambling (Lottery Betting) Act 2018 (Cth) (Lottery Betting Act), prohibiting lottery betting in Australia.
MORE INFORMATION
Banijay International
The French-based global television production company Banijay asked us to act on its acquisition of a controlling interest in Australian production company Screentime.
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Payce Consolidated Joint Ventures
Our team acted for Payce Consolidated on four joint ventures with Japanese property development group Sekisui House covering over $1 billion of development projects.
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OurCrowd
We have acted for US based crowd-funding platform OurCrowd on two successful rounds of Australian equity funding and the establishment of its operational structure in Australia.
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QIAGEN
This is a FSE/NYSE listed biotech group for whom we acted on its acquisition of ASX listed Cellestis Limited by scheme of arrangement, and on its acquisition of the Corbett Life Science business from private interests.
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Ausco Modular Dual Track Sale
We acted for private equity funds Unitas Capital, CCMP, and Euridyke BV on the sale of the Ausco Modular business to TDR Capital, incorporating a dual track ASX initial public offering process.
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Specialty Fashion Group
Our team has acted for Specialty Fashion Group in relation to a number of business acquisitions (including the Rivers business).
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Supre
This project involved acting for the van der Meulen family and other private investors on the sale of the Supre retail fashion business to the Cotton On Group.
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Qualifications

BComm LLB (Hons) – University of Sydney

Latest Knowledge
Are Loot Boxes Gambling? The War over Loot Boxes Continues – Australia Joins the Battlefield
23 July 2018
The Australian Senate has joined the international battlefield over whether “loot boxes” in video games constitutes gambling. On 28 June 2018, following a motion proposed by Greens Senator Jordon Steele-John, the Australian Senate agreed to refer an inquiry into the use of loot boxes in video games to the Senate Environment and Communications References Committee (the Senate Committee).
MORE INFORMATION
Google search for defamation: High Court says plaintiffs can sue
20 July 2018
The High Court has paved the way for an individual to sue Google for allegedly defaming him in a series of search results and auto-complete phrases.
MORE INFORMATION
The end of lottery betting in Australia: Australian Federal Parliament decides
11 July 2018
On 28 June 2018, Australian Federal Parliament passed the Interactive Gambling (Lottery Betting) Act 2018 (Cth) (Lottery Betting Act), prohibiting lottery betting in Australia.
MORE INFORMATION
Collateral Benefits - it doesn't matter if it quacks like a duck!
24/7/2014
The recently concluded $2.2 billion acquisition of David Jones Limited (DJs) by the South African retailer Woolworths Holdings Limited (Woolworths) has provided a fascinating consideration of the application of the “collateral benefits” principle in the context of change of control transactions. Its rationale and outcome may well encourage the offer of collateral benefits to key target shareholders, in an attempt to get such a transaction across the line.
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Qualifications

BComm LLB (Hons) – University of Sydney

Latest Knowledge
Are Loot Boxes Gambling? The War over Loot Boxes Continues – Australia Joins the Battlefield
23 July 2018
The Australian Senate has joined the international battlefield over whether “loot boxes” in video games constitutes gambling. On 28 June 2018, following a motion proposed by Greens Senator Jordon Steele-John, the Australian Senate agreed to refer an inquiry into the use of loot boxes in video games to the Senate Environment and Communications References Committee (the Senate Committee).
MORE INFORMATION
Google search for defamation: High Court says plaintiffs can sue
20 July 2018
The High Court has paved the way for an individual to sue Google for allegedly defaming him in a series of search results and auto-complete phrases.
MORE INFORMATION
The end of lottery betting in Australia: Australian Federal Parliament decides
11 July 2018
On 28 June 2018, Australian Federal Parliament passed the Interactive Gambling (Lottery Betting) Act 2018 (Cth) (Lottery Betting Act), prohibiting lottery betting in Australia.
MORE INFORMATION