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Bridget Heinius

Fax +61.7.3233.0900
Ms. Heinius is a corporate and transactional lawyer with a focus on mergers and acquisitions, corporate advisory and governance and franchising work. She has experience assisting with acquisitions and disposals, due diligence reviews and corporate governance, regulatory compliance, competition and general commercial work.

Professional Background

Prior to joining K&L Gates, Ms. Heinius was a graduate at a large Australian national law firm. She has previously worked as a consultant in forensic services for a leading accounting firm.

Professional/Civic Activities

  • Queensland Law Society Member
  • Provides pro bono support to a number of not-for-profit organisations
  • Assisting a Chinese bidder in its AUD100 million bid for the Bindaree Beef Joint Venture.
  • Assisting the China Capital Investment Group with its corporate restructure following the purchase of Daydream Island.
  • Assisting Port of Brisbane with competition and structuring issues associated with the proposed development of new terminal facilities.
  • Assisting in management buy out of TAE Aviation.
  • Advising franchisors in relation to franchising issues and preparing franchising suites of documents for clients including Subway, MPS, Novus Autoglass, Yellow Brick Road, Coolabah Tree Café, Xpresso Mobile Café, Stellarossa and Casphone.
  • Advising clients on Australian Stock Exchange (ASX) Listing Rules and Corporations Act compliance issues, including corporate governance issues, directors' duties and liabilities, reporting and disclosure obligations, general and directors meetings, related party transactions, financial assistance and capital reductions.
  • Advising a wide range of clients on competition and consumer law, personal property securities and privacy law issues. 
  • Assisting with various mergers and acquisitions by conducting due diligence, preparing transaction documents and coordinating completion arrangements.
  • Assisting with advising various incorporated associations and charitable organisations in relation to their corporate structure, regulatory compliance and options for migration to a public company limited by guarantee.
  • Assisting in advising in respect of shareholder agreements and other general commercial advice.