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Nicolas Lee

Fax +61.3.9205.2055
Mr. Lee is a corporate and commercial lawyer with a focus on mergers and acquisitions and equity capital markets. He has experience in a broad range of corporate and commercial transactions and advisory matters, including mergers, acquisitions, disposals, asset sales, capital raisings, regulatory compliance, corporate governance and general commercial work.

Professional Background

Mr. Lee joined K&L Gates as a graduate in 2015 and has also completed rotations in the Litigation and Dispute Resolution, Energy, Infrastructure and Resources, and the Labor, Employment and Workplace Safety teams.

Professional/Civic Activities

Mr Lee assists in providing pro bono support to various not-for-profit organisations, including assisting the Earthwatch Institute with the negotiation and drafting of sponsorship agreement for environmental research projects.

  • Perth Centre for Energy and Resources Arbitration, Arbitration World, 30th Edition, September 2015
  • Assisting formerly ASX listed client iiNet Limited on its AUD1.57 billion merger by scheme of arrangement with TPG Telecom Limited.
  • Assisting Moon Lake Investments Pty Ltd on the AUD280 million acquisition of the dairy farm assets of Van Diemen's Land Company, the largest dairy farm in Australia.
  • Assisting sellers with the AUD20 million sale of 100% of the issued share capital in TechSafe Australia Pty Ltd (and TechSafe Management Pty Ltd), the largest independent electrical inspection company in Australia, to a wholly-owned subsidiary of ASX listed company Service Stream Limited.
  • Assisting Avem Pty Ltd on the acquisition of refrigeration supplier Quirks Australia Pty Ltd from Coca-Cola Amatil Limited.
  • Assisting Landmark Operations Limited with a series of acquisitions of strategically located rural agricultural supply and retail businesses across Australia.
  • Assisting ASX listed client Rox Resources Limited with the AUD15.8 million (plus a deferred payment of AUD3.75 million) sale of its interest in the Reward Zinc-Lead project to Teck Australia Pty Ltd.
  • Assisting ASX listed client Azure Minerals Limited on a AUD15 million placement to U.S. and other international based investors and a AUD6 million share purchase plan.
  • Assisting Branded Entertainment Network, Inc. on the sale of its Splash News business (including operations in Australia) to SilverHub media UK Ltd.
  • Assisting an automotive engineering consultancy client with the sale of an interest in its corporate group to UK based investors.
  • Assisting Palace Resources Limited (now TikForce Limited) on its acquisition of cloud-based digital identification company, TikForce, AUD4.5 million capital raising and readmission to the official list of the ASX as a technology company.
  • Assisting Southern Cross Electrical Engineering Limited on its AUD17 million acquisition of Datatel Communications Pty Ltd.
  • Assisting an ASX listed technology company with the departure of its managing director.
  • Assisting clients with various mergers and acquisitions by conducting due diligence, drafting transaction documents, and coordinating completion arrangements.
  • Advising clients in respect of Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) and ASX Listing Rules matters, including directors' duties, company formations and structuring, capital raising, financial reporting, shareholder rights and general compliance.
  • Assisting clients with admission to the official list of the ASX by IPO and backdoor listing.