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Reece Walker

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Reece has been consecutively rated as a leading capital markets lawyer by Asia Pacific Legal 500 (2009/2010, and 2010/2011), and was rated for his ‘experience, expertise and proactivity’ in 2012/13. Reece was also mentioned as an ‘outstanding lawyer’’ in the recent 2013/14 edition.  He has been cited as providing ‘high quality advice, and being committed to the client’s needs’.   He was ranked again in the 2015/2016 edition for both the ‘Capital Markets’ and ‘Corporate M&A’ categories.
 
Reece is highlighted in ‘Leading Corporate & Commercial Lawyers – Brisbane’, Doyles Guide 2016 and is listed in the ‘Corporate Law’ category in Best Lawyers Australia 2017.
 
Reece has extensive transactional experience in public and private capital raisings, mergers and acquisitions, and restructures.  Reece’s broad experience includes applying his knowledge of the Corporations Act and ASX Listing Rules, as well as advising on governance, stakeholder management, employee share and option plans, and general commercial issues.
 
His work has covered the life sciences, technology, telecommunications, travel, food and agribusiness, engineering and resources sectors. His clients include multinational corporations, ASX listed companies and early-stage companies with high growth potential.
 
Transactions conducted by Reece include:
  • IPOs of Over the Wire Holdings Limited, Other Levels Holdings Limited, Anatara Lifesciences Limited, Corporate Travel Management Limited, Seymour Whyte Limited, Ausenco Limited, Genera Biosystems Limited, Invion Limited, Provet Holdings Limited and GBST Holdings Ltd
  • secondary raisings for Ausenco Limited, Corporate Travel Management Limited, Carbon Energy Limited, Viralytics Limited, Tissue Therapies Limited, Invion Limited and Imugene Limited  
  • M&A deals for a number of leading clients throughout Australia and cross-border
  • ChemGenex Pharmaceuticals Limited’s $225 million takeover of Cephalon, Inc
  • Provet Holdings Limited’s $93.2 million acquisition under scheme of arrangements by Fortune 500 company, Henry Schein, Inc
  • seed capital and venture capital deals for a range of specialised funds and investee companies with a focus in technology and creative industries, and
  • Australian due diligence for Archer Daniels Midland's US $1.2 billion sale of its cocoa business.
Reece holds a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and Investment.  He is a Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia, a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, an Affiliate of the Governance Institute of Australia and a member of Transparency International.  He is also a director of Ausenco Foundation and is a former director of Deaf Services Queensland.
 
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Reece Walker