Michael Lishman Joins Jones Day’s Melbourne Office as M&A partner

Tuesday, May 29, 2018 - 08:37

Jones Day announced that Michael Lishman will join its new Melbourne Office on August 1, 2018 as a partner in the Firm's M&A Practice. Mr. Lishman joins the Firm from Gresham Partners Limited, a leading Australian investment bank, where he was a Managing Director in its Perth office.

Mr. Lishman has acted on many of Western Australia's largest M&A transactions in recent years, including in the oil and gas, mining, financial services, and transportation sectors. His experience includes public company takeovers and schemes, private M&A, and complex restructurings. Some of his most significant transactions include the sale of Australian Railroad Group by Wesfarmers and Genesee & Wyoming; the sale of Jubilee Mines to Xstrata; acting for HBOS Australia on the sale of BankWest to Commonwealth Bank; the sale of Coogee Resources to PTTEP; the acquisition of 49% of Talison Lithium by Rockwood Holdings; and Apache's sale of LNG interests to Woodside. Mr. Lishman sits on the Council of Curtin University.

Mr. Lishman joins a full-service team spread across Australia that includes M&A partners Chris Ahern and Mark Crean in Sydney, and Brett Headingand Isaac West in Brisbane. In Melbourne, Mr. Lishman joins partners Lisa Taliadoros (Intellectual Property), Darren Murphy (Energy), and Tim L'Estrange (Global Disputes). His arrival follows the recent addition of Courtney Dixon, M&A of counsel in the Firm's Melbourne Office.