Reece is a leading capital markets lawyer and 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.
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 and mentioned as an ‘outstanding lawyer’ in the 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.
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.
Numerous including Wagners, Over the Wire, Other Levels, Anatara Lifesciences, Corporate Travel Management, Seymour Whyte, Ausenco, Genera Biosystems, Invion, Provet and GBST.
Numerous including Ausenco, Corporate Travel Management, Carbon Energy, Viralytics, Tissue Therapies, Invion, Imugene, Lindsay Australia and Prescient Therapeutics.
For a number of leading clients throughout Australia and cross-border, including expansion of Corporate Travel Management and Technology One.
ChemGenex Pharmaceuticals Limited
Advised on the $225 million takeover of Cephalon, Inc.
Provet Holdings Limited
Advised on the $93.2 million acquisition under scheme of arrangements by Fortune 500 company, Henry Schein, Inc.
Seed capital and venture capital deals
Advised a range of specialised funds and investee companies with a focus on technology and creative industries.
Australian due diligence for Archer Daniels Midland’s US $1.2 billion sale of its cocoa business and Ontario Teachers Pension Plan’s US $1billion acquisition of Constellation Brands’ Canadian wine business.
Advising on the $502 million acquisition of Viralytics Limited by Merck by scheme of arrangement.
River City Labs
Advised on the sale of River City Labs Group to Australian Computer Society (ACS).