Christian Owen

Partner. Perth.

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Christian Owen

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, venture capital and private equity sectors.

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

Christian's Expertise

  • Acquisitions and divestments Advised a wide range of clients in a range of industries on material acquisitions and divestments including NRW Holdings Ltd on its acquisition of civil contractor Goldings Group, Craig Mostyn on transactions involving the acquisition of agribusiness V&V Walsh and divestment of its food and services division to Mareterram Ltd, Fleetwood Corporation on it's divestment of it's Flexiglass business division, Regis Resources Ltd on it's acquisition of the McPhiliamys gold project in New South Wales.
  • Competitive sale processes Advised various clients on all elements of competitive sale processes including the vendors of Best Tractor Parts (ultimately acquired by Ausdrill), AIiPest (ultimately acquired by Rollins) and CKA Risk Solutions (ultimately acquired by Willis).
  • Public company mergers Acting for both acquirer and target companies in mergers by way of takeover bid or
    scheme of arrangement including Perseus Mining Ltd on its acquisition of Amara Mining pic, Elemental Minerals Ltd in it's response to a takeover offer by Dingy Group, Kore Potash Limited on its redomicile in the United Kingdom by way of scheme of arrangement and Energia Minerals Ltd in it's defence of a hostile takeovers bid from Cauldron Energy Ltd.
  • Private equity and venture capital Advised NRW Holdings on it's involvement in a consortium (including turn around private equity fund manager Allegro) to acquire through a deed of company arrangement the Hughes Drilling business, the vendor of Terrex Seismic on its sale of a majority stake to Allegro, various investments by venture capital fund Yuuwa Capital and downstream investments in resource opportunities by private equity funds managed by Greenstone Resources and Summit Private Equity.
  • Equity capital markets Acting for various issuers, managers and underwriters in fund raisings and in structuring
    executive and employee incentive arrangements.

What others say

  • “Best Lawyer - Investment Funds” Best Lawyers Peer Review, 2018
  • “Best Lawyer - Corporate Law and Corporate/Governance” Best Lawyers Peer Review, 2015-2018
  • “Best Lawyer - Mergers & Acquisitions” Best Lawyers Peer Review, 2013-2018
  • “We are very grateful for Christian’s hard work and practical, commercially-relevant, legal advice. He fits the Corrs mould well.” General Counsel, AMEC plc

Christian's Thinking

Christian's Leadership

  • University of Western Australia Law School Guest lecturer of corporate finance and securities law
  • Corrs Chambers Westgarth Latin America Focus Group Co-Chair
    North America Focus Group Member
  • Law Society of Western Australia Member