Christian Owen

Partner. Perth.

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Christian Owen specialises in made-to-measure solutions for complex corporate transactions.

Results orientated and cognisant of the drivers behind each deal, Christian has made a career both in a London magic circle firm and in Australia, collaborating with companies to face their legal challenges head on.

From domestic or cross-border mergers and acquisitions, fund raising, governance and head office advisory issues to providing corporate and commercial law guidance, Christian finds the right solution for his mix of public and private company and private investment scheme clients.

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Christian Owen specialises in made-to-measure solutions for complex corporate transactions.

Results orientated and cognisant of the drivers behind each deal, Christian has made a career both in a London magic circle firm and in Australia, collaborating with companies to face their legal challenges head on.

From domestic or cross-border mergers and acquisitions, fund raising, governance and head office advisory issues to providing corporate and commercial law guidance, Christian finds the right solution for his mix of public and private company and private investment scheme clients.

Born and based in Western Australia, Christian has both an innate and studied understanding of the natural resources and mining services industries. In addition to his expertise in all facets of corporate law, he has further skill in the agricultural and venture capital and private equity sectors.

“Practical, commercially-relevant, legal advice” Louis Mostert, General Counsel, AMEC plc
Christian Owen

Christian's Expertise

  • Cross border acquisitions Advised a wide range of clients including engineering and project management services company AMEC plc's acquisition of the Zektin Engineering Group.
  • Sale processes Advised various clients on the elements of sale processes including advising a UK-based private equity group on the competitive auction process for the Indonesian mining assets of OZ Minerals.
  • Takeover bids Acting for various clients on launching and defeating takeover bids, including being part of the team advising mid-west iron ore miner Murchison Metals on its bid for Midwest Corporation and Tethyan Copper Company's competing bid process (eventually won by Antofagasta plc).
  • Mergers and restructures Advising Mineral Securities on its corporate re-domicile to the British Virgin Islands and subsequent mergers with Scarborough Minerals and CopperCo.
  • Securities issues Acting for various issuers, managers and underwriters in fund raisings and in structuring executive and employee incentive arrangements.

What others say

  • “We are very grateful for Christian’s hard work and practical, commercially-relevant, legal advice. He fits the Corrs mould well.” Louis Mostert, General Counsel, AMEC plc
  • “Best Lawyer - Mergers & Acquisitions” Best Lawyers Peer Review, 2013 & 2014
  • “Recommended Lawyer - Corporate (WA)” Doyle’s Guide to the Australian Legal Profession, 2013
  • “Recommended Top 20 Rising Stars - Mergers & Acquisitions” Doyle’s Guide to the Australian Legal Profession, 2010

Christian's Thinking

Christian's Leadership

  • Corrs Chambers Westgarth US/Canada Focus Group Member
  • University of Western Australia Law School Guest lecturer of corporate finance and securities law
  • Australian Institute of Company Directors Member
  • Law Society of Western Australia Member