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Jamie Palmer

Partner

Sydney

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Jamie Palmer

Partner

Sydney

Practice head Jamie Palmer attracts high praise from clients, one of whom characterises him as an "exceptional lawyer who offers strong technical skills and measured, commercial advice" while others cite his "skill in negotiating or completing contracts" and ability to "get on well with all parties in a complex and testing deal." Private Equity, Chambers & Partners, Australia, 2019

Jamie specialises in mergers and acquisitions. He has a wide range of experience covering private equity, cross-border transactions and foreign investment, joint ventures, put and call options, management equity plans, warranty insurance and general corporate advice.

IFLR1000 recognises Jamie for Corporate & M&A. Client feedback includes, “Jamie Palmer and team are exceptional. Extremely responsive and commercially astute. Super dependable.” (2018); “Jamie is technically superb and able to cut through 'noise' to achieve outcomes that address client concerns.” (2020).

Chambers & Partners 2018 guide notes the “considerable acknowledgement” of Jamie’s “ability to handle complex transactions for both corporate and private equity clients”. One source highlights his "capability on complicated transactions," while another reports, "He is personable, energetic, ready to put in the hours and is right across the details."

The Legal 500 recognises him as a “‘great all-round M&A specialist’ Jamie Palmer has ‘amazing energy’ and pays ‘great attention to detail.’” (2018); “Jamie Palmer is pragmatic, commercially astute, and an all-around excellent practitioner.” (2021).

Other noteworthy experience includes advising:

  • Advised Palisade on its acquisition of Snowtown II windfarm from Tilt for in excess of AUD1bn.
  • Advised Palisade on the acquisition of the remaining 50% of Port of Portland from Hastings.
  • Advised Crescent Capital Partners on its acquisition of a 75% stake in PRP Radiology Group from doctor shareholders and financial investors. The deal valued PRP at A440m on an enterprise value basis.
  • Advised the shareholders in Jaybro on the AUD170m sale of the company to CHAMP Private Equity.
  • Advised the shareholders in Secure Parking on the AUD227m sale of a majority interest in their businesses in Australia, Singapore and Malaysia to Park24, together with the entry into put and call option arrangements with Park24 for their remaining stake. Subsequently advised the shareholders on their exit from those businesses pursuant to the exercise of an option.
  • Advised Chow Tai Fook Enterprises on its AUD4.2bn acquisition of Alinta.
  • Advised Unitas Capital in relation to the AUD130m investment in Exego (owner of the Repco business) by Genuine Parts Company and associated put and call arrangements. Subsequently advised Unitas on its exit from the business pursuant to the exercise of an option in a transaction valuing the company at approximately AUD1.2bn.
  • Advised Pentair in relation to the sale of its Asia Pacific pipes business to Crescent Capital; the sale of its construction business to Monadelphous; the sale of its waste water treatment plant operations business to Trility; and he sale of its Water Dynamics business to Questas.
  • Advised innogy on its acquisition of the 348MW Limondale Sun Farm from Overland Solar.
  • Advised ESR Cayman on the establishment of its Australian and Indian platform joint ventures.

Experience highlights

Office

Sydney

Allen & Overy
Level 25, 85 Castlereagh Street
Sydney
NSW 2000

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Qualifications

Professional

Admitted as a solicitor, New South Wales, Australia, 2005

Academic

Bachelor of Laws (Hons), University of Sydney, 2004

Bachelor of Arts, University of Sydney (2002)

Recognition

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