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Philip Vickery

Partner
+61.7.3233.1209
Fax +61.7.3233.0900

Mr. Vickery focuses on mergers and acquisitions transactions including capital raisings as well as franchising and regulatory and corporate advice. He possesses a high level of industry knowledge across a range of sectors including agribusiness, franchising, technology logistics mining services and health.

His clients benefit from his substantial experience gained from advising multinational, Australian corporates and government entities and agencies on a broad range of matters including divestments, acquisitions, franchising, regulatory issues, corporate governance and compliance.

Mr. Vickery is a member of the Queensland Law Society’s Company Law Committee as well as a member of the Queensland Regional Council of the Financial Institute of Australasia.

Mr. Vickery plays an active role providing strategic direction and guidance as the Vice President of Brisbane Youth Service Inc.

Professional Background

Prior to joining K&L Gates, Mr. Vickery was a partner at a large Australian national firm.

Achievements

Listed as a Leading Agribusiness Lawyer in Doyle's Guide (2016)

Professional/Civic Activities

  • Queensland Law Society member
  • Australian Corporate Lawyers Association member
  • Financial Services Institute of Australia member
  • Franchise Council of Australia member
  • Intellectual Property Society of Australia and New Zealand Inc. member
  • Brisbane Youth Service Inc. Vice President
  • Acting for Olam on the sale and leaseback of its Mildura Almond Orchards to Adveq and in relation to the Agrex Australia joint venture with Mitsubishi.
  • Acting for Bank of Queensland in its merger by way of scheme of arrangement with Pioneer Building Society.
  • Acting in private equity transactions for ANZ Private Equity and Hastings including Michel’s Patisserie management buy out for ANZ Private Equity.
  • Acting in management buy out of TAE Aviation for management team.
  • Acting for PPB as receivers in the sale of Dreamy Donuts business and for FTI Consulting as liquidators in the sale of assets of MCG Resources.
  • Acting for clients including Queensland Rail, Aurizon, Bundaberg Sugar, Bank of Queensland, ESRI, Nestle, Consolidated Press, Teys Brothers, New Hope Corporation and Reverse Corp in divestments or acquisitions of shares, businesses or assets.
  • Acting for PIPE Networks Ltd on its IPO and rights issue.
  • Acting for FKP on its non renounceable entitlements offer.
  • Acting for Pan Australian Resources on its accelerated renounceable entitlements offer.
  • Advising Morgan, in its capacity as underwriter, to rights issues of Metallica Minerals, QMastor, Avexa and Tissue Therapies.
  • Advising franchisors in relation to franchising issues and preparing franchising suites of documents for clients including Subway, Home Ice Cream, Pizza Capers, MPS, Novus Autoglass, Ray White, Bartercard and Miss Temple.
  • Advising government entities such as Queensland Rail and Queensland Health in relation to statutory compliance issues (e.g. advising on application of unfair contracts legislation) and conducting a review of statutory risk for Queensland Rail.
  • Advising a number of clients in relation to joint venture arrangements including QSuper, Symbio Alliance, CareFlight and CGI.
  • Advising government entities including Queensland Rail, Ports Corporations Queensland, Queensland Health, QIMR and Maritime Safety Queensland in relation to risk management and a wide variety of commercial contracts including consultancy agreements, services agreements, intellectual property licences, software licences and research agreements, tenders and confidentiality agreements.
  • Advising Metropolitan Waste Management Group in relation to its waste management services contracts and clean energy legislation.
  • Advising on ASX Listing Rules and Corporations Act compliance issues for clients including Reverse Corp, Fig Tree Developments and PIPE Networks.
  • Advising on matters including corporate governance issues, probity and directors and officers duties and liabilities for clients including SunWater, Residential Tenancies Authority, SPARQ, Qinvest, Ports Corporation Queensland, Reverse Corp and PIPE Networks.
  • Advising a wide range of clients on competition and consumer law, personal property securities and privacy law issues.