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Rick Narev
"Know the client’s business well first, and then develop the solution."
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Clients expect me to fill a number of roles for them including:

 

  • Trusted commercial adviser
  • Expert legal adviser
  • Contributor to decision making


In order to effectively perform these roles my approach is to compile a comprehensive understanding of the client’s business, their objectives and commercial constraints.


This process is essential background to enable me to design the project so that it delivers an outcome that is commercially practical and cost efficient.


The best solutions to legal questions do not come from simply applying legal principles to a situation that is not understood with great clarity.


Often, I am able to add value to clients’ businesses through identifying new opportunities for them and providing access to a quality network of connections both in Australia and overseas.


My expertise is in the fields of corporate and commercial law with a special emphasis in public and private mergers and acquisitions and equity capital markets.


The clients who benefit from this expertise operate in a wide variety of industries including property, private equity, technology, manufacturing, retail, financial and professional services and media and entertainment.
 

 

Qualifications

BComm LLB (Hons) – University of Auckland

 

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 includes:

 

  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Equity capital markets, including initial public offerings
  • Private equity
  • General corporate and commercial, including joint ventures, restructuring and corporate governance
  • Transactional and strategic corporate advice
     
 

Qualifications

BComm LLB (Hons) – University of Auckland

 

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
Payce Consolidated
My team has acted for Payce Consolidated in its $300 million privatisation by scheme of arrangement. In addition, we have acted in their joint ventures with Japanese property development group Sekisui House on development projects with a total value in excess of $5 billion. We also acted on their joint venture of the East Village development with Mirvac Limited.
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OurCrowd
We have acted for Israeli based crowd funding platform OurCrowd on successful rounds of Australian equity funding and the establishment of its operational structure in Australia. We also advised on its first substantive start up investment in Australia and in relation to the establishment of its associated Our Innovation Fund.
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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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General Retail
My team has acted on 15 significant business acquisitions and disposals in the retail sector for clients ranging from ASX listed companies, management buyout teams to large private equity funds.
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Qualifications

BComm LLB (Hons) – University of Auckland

 

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
Mariner Decision Will Not Affect Takeover Bid Funding Strategy
6/7/2015
Australian Securities and Investments Commission vs Mariner Corporation Limited [2015] FCA 589. This case relates to a hostile takeover bid in 2012 that was ultimately withdrawn during proceedings before the Takeovers Panel.
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Qualifications

BComm LLB (Hons) – University of Auckland

 

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