Jonathan Farrer

Partner. Melbourne.

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Jonathan Farrer

Jonathan‘s career spans over 20 years across both commercial law and investment banking. He specialises in M&A, strategic advice and capital raisings.

As a result of the range of his experience, Jonathan brings a truly commercial perspective to legal advice and is noted by his clients for his ability to speak their language. 

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Jonathan‘s career spans over 20 years across both commercial law and investment banking. He specialises in M&A, strategic advice and capital raisings.

As a result of the range of his experience, Jonathan brings a truly commercial perspective to legal advice and is noted by his clients for his ability to speak their language. 

His stellar deal sheet includes many of the major M&A transactions of recent times and high profile capital market transactions with a combined value of over $50 billion.

Jonathan holds first class honours degrees in Commerce and Law, and a Master of Laws, from the University of Melbourne.

“Best Lawyer - Mergers & Acquisitions” Best Lawyers Peer Review 2014-2017
Jonathan Farrer

Jonathan's Expertise

  • M&A expertise Key adviser on a large number of public market and private treaty M&A transactions across a range of industries, for clients including Australian Unity, Downer EDI, Pharmacy Guild, Santos, Tencent Holdings and Zijin.
  • Equity market transactions Capital markets experience includes advising the Future Fund on its $2.4 billion selldown in Telstra and advising Santos on a $3.0 billion equity raising.
  • Start ups Jonathan leads the Corrs Edge start up platform which includes advising investors and companies on capital raisings, shareholder agreements and other matters.

Jonathan's Leadership

  • Company and Securities Law Journal Takeovers and Public Securities section Co-editor since 2000
  • University of Melbourne Lecturer
  • Law Society of Victoria Member

What others say

  • “Best Lawyer – Corporate Law and Corporate/Governance Practice” Best Lawyers Peer Review, 2016-2018
  • “Best Lawyer - Mergers and Acquisitions Law” Best Lawyers Peer Review, 2014-2018
  • “One of 2017's most prolific Individual Australasian Legal Advisers, ranking in the top 10 individual M & A advisers in Australia” Mergermarket, 2017
  • “Former investment banker Jonathan Farrer is also recommended ” Asia Pacific Legal 500, Corporate and M&A, 2014

Jonathan's Thinking