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Matthew Johnson



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Matthew Johnson



Matthew is the co-lead of Allen & Overy’s Global Mining sector and has extensive experience advising on mergers and acquisitions and securities law. He advises on a wide range of domestic and cross-border transactional and corporate advisory matters.

Matthew has experience advising bidders and target companies in respect of M&A (takeovers and schemes of arrangement) of publicly listed companies, unlisted entities and business/asset acquisitions and divestments, advising companies and investors on domestic and international equity and debt capital raisings, including IPOs, dual listings, share placements, rights issues, convertible notes and other securities. He advises on a range of corporate matters, including commercial and contractual matters, corporate governance and regulatory compliance issues.

He has a depth of international experience, and advises both foreign bidders and investors, and Australian targets and issuer companies, leading to his significant in-depth knowledge in the application of Australian foreign investment policy and legislation, including Australian Foreign Investment Review Board process, decisions and settlement of conditions.

Matthew is a member of the national FIRB committee of the Law Council of Australia.

Matthew is named in Best Lawyers List in Equity Capital Markets, Mergers and Acquisitions, Corporate Governance, Corporate, Commercial, Natural Resources and Mining categories.

Matthew is rated as an Acritas Star – independently rated lawyer.

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News: 06 October 2022

A&O to hire partner Matthew Johnson in Perth to co-lead its Global Mining sector

Allen & Overy has announced that corporate M&A expert Matthew Johnson will be joining in Perth as a partner to co-lead its Global Mining sector. Matthew is a well-established figure in the mining…

Read more A&O to hire partner Matthew Johnson in Perth to co-lead its Global Mining sector



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Admitted as a Solicitor (England and Wales), 1999

Admitted as a Solicitor (Supreme Court of New South Wales), 2004

Admitted as a Solicitor (Supreme Court of Western Australia), 2004


B.A. (Hons), Kingston University

Legal Practice Course, College of Law, Guildford

Commercial Law, Corporate/Governance Practice, Corporate Law, Equity Capital Markets Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Mining Law, Natural Resources Law

Best Lawyers (Australia) 2014-2022

Thomson Reuters Stand-out Lawyer - independently rated lawyers