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Michael Ryan
“I guide my clients through doors, not into walls”

 

Telephone +61 2 8915 1015
Facsimile +61 2 8916 2015
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My stance on negotiating major transactions is to always be aware of our client’s objectives, while also recognising that such transactions are not a competition. The best result for any major transaction is one where both parties emerge from negotiations satisfied with the result which ensures a mutually agreeable relationship between both parties.

 

Careful judgement is critical here in identifying the issues of importance to our client, which are those issues that need to be argued strongly. In the event of a stalemate, we seek alternatives and compromises that enable the transaction to proceed while protecting our client’s interests and seeking to meet their objectives.

 

The result of such an approach is why clients want me sitting next to them during negotiations, as I provide insight into the law while understanding what they want to achieve out of the process.

 

My practice includes providing corporate and commercial advice to clients in the oil and gas industry, to listed public companies, Australian businesses and the Australian branches of multinational companies.

 

In addition to the oil and gas sectors, I also advise clients in the telecommunications, mining, waste management, motor vehicle, medical science, funeral, and technology industries.


Some of my clients include:

 

  • Buildcorp Pty Limited
  • CSL Australia Pty Limited
  • CVC Limited
  • DMX Corporation Limited
  • InvoCare Limited
  • PETRONAS
  • Reliance Rail
  • 3Q Holdings Limited

 

I joined Addisons in 2005 from Coudert Brothers.

 

Qualifications

BComm (Accounting Finance and Systems) LLB – University of New South Wales

 

LLM – University of Sydney

 

Member, Association of International Petroleum Negotiators

 “Michael gets to the point quicker and resolves issues faster, meaning that we receive better value for our legal spend.”
Andrew Smith
CEO and Managing Director
InvoCare Limited
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Loot Boxes, Surprise Mechanics, and Kinder Eggs - How should loot boxes be regulated?
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Globally, several jurisdictions are in the process of considering, or have already considered, their regulatory regimes in respect of loot boxes and have reached differing views as to the best way to regulate them. In this focus paper, we consider Australian and international regulatory developments with respect to the regulation of loot boxes.
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Employment Law in Australia Overview
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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.
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Two big cases involving big name brands, Penfolds and Bega
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My work involves:

 

  • Corporate advisory

  • Mergers and acquisitions

  • Listed corporations ( takeovers, IPOs, schemes of arrangement)

  • Joint ventures.

 

Qualifications

BComm (Accounting Finance and Systems) LLB – University of New South Wales

 

LLM – University of Sydney

 

Member, Association of International Petroleum Negotiators

 “Michael gets to the point quicker and resolves issues faster, meaning that we receive better value for our legal spend.”
Andrew Smith
CEO and Managing Director
InvoCare Limited
Latest Knowledge
Loot Boxes, Surprise Mechanics, and Kinder Eggs - How should loot boxes be regulated?
12 August 2019
Globally, several jurisdictions are in the process of considering, or have already considered, their regulatory regimes in respect of loot boxes and have reached differing views as to the best way to regulate them. In this focus paper, we consider Australian and international regulatory developments with respect to the regulation of loot boxes.
MORE INFORMATION
Employment Law in Australia Overview
05 July 2019
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
Two big cases involving big name brands, Penfolds and Bega
08 May 2019
When you are strolling the aisles of a supermarket or bottle shop, what makes you instinctively reach for a familiar brand? Why do you choose one company’s product and ignore the other similar-looking products sitting next to them on the shelf? Brand recognition and brand loyalty are central to a product’s profitability.
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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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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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Petronas
I have represented PETRONAS in Australia for over 10 years.
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InvoCare Limited
Advising on more than 20 acquisitions over twenty years including the completion in June 2011 of the acquisition of Bledisloe, its largest competitor for $114 million.
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Qualifications

BComm (Accounting Finance and Systems) LLB – University of New South Wales

 

LLM – University of Sydney

 

Member, Association of International Petroleum Negotiators

 “Michael gets to the point quicker and resolves issues faster, meaning that we receive better value for our legal spend.”
Andrew Smith
CEO and Managing Director
InvoCare Limited
Latest Knowledge
Loot Boxes, Surprise Mechanics, and Kinder Eggs - How should loot boxes be regulated?
12 August 2019
Globally, several jurisdictions are in the process of considering, or have already considered, their regulatory regimes in respect of loot boxes and have reached differing views as to the best way to regulate them. In this focus paper, we consider Australian and international regulatory developments with respect to the regulation of loot boxes.
MORE INFORMATION
Employment Law in Australia Overview
05 July 2019
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
Two big cases involving big name brands, Penfolds and Bega
08 May 2019
When you are strolling the aisles of a supermarket or bottle shop, what makes you instinctively reach for a familiar brand? Why do you choose one company’s product and ignore the other similar-looking products sitting next to them on the shelf? Brand recognition and brand loyalty are central to a product’s profitability.
MORE INFORMATION
 

Qualifications

BComm (Accounting Finance and Systems) LLB – University of New South Wales

 

LLM – University of Sydney

 

Member, Association of International Petroleum Negotiators

 “Michael gets to the point quicker and resolves issues faster, meaning that we receive better value for our legal spend.”
Andrew Smith
CEO and Managing Director
InvoCare Limited
Latest Knowledge
Loot Boxes, Surprise Mechanics, and Kinder Eggs - How should loot boxes be regulated?
12 August 2019
Globally, several jurisdictions are in the process of considering, or have already considered, their regulatory regimes in respect of loot boxes and have reached differing views as to the best way to regulate them. In this focus paper, we consider Australian and international regulatory developments with respect to the regulation of loot boxes.
MORE INFORMATION
Employment Law in Australia Overview
05 July 2019
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
Two big cases involving big name brands, Penfolds and Bega
08 May 2019
When you are strolling the aisles of a supermarket or bottle shop, what makes you instinctively reach for a familiar brand? Why do you choose one company’s product and ignore the other similar-looking products sitting next to them on the shelf? Brand recognition and brand loyalty are central to a product’s profitability.
MORE INFORMATION