Lizzie Knight

Partner. Sydney.

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Lizzie Knight

Commercial and strategic, Lizzie is adept at identifying and resolving complex legal issues while championing her clients’ objectives. Noted by clients for her commitment and desire to get the deal done, she has an impressive breadth of skill and knowledge.

Specialising in cross-border mergers and acquisitions, with a focus on foreign inbound investment Lizzie has advised on some of the largest Asian investments in Australia and has built an impressive depth of FIRB expertise.  An M&A specialist for some 12 years, Lizzie was a projects and project finance lawyer for 8 years.                                        

Lizzie has advised across a range of industries and has a particular expertise in real estate, agribusiness, infrastructure and mining across the spectrum of corporate matters including M&A, co-invests and funds. 

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Commercial and strategic, Lizzie is adept at identifying and resolving complex legal issues while championing her clients’ objectives. Noted by clients for her commitment and desire to get the deal done, she has an impressive breadth of skill and knowledge.

Specialising in cross-border mergers and acquisitions, with a focus on foreign inbound investment Lizzie has advised on some of the largest Asian investments in Australia and has built an impressive depth of FIRB expertise.  An M&A specialist for some 12 years, Lizzie was a projects and project finance lawyer for 8 years.                                        

Lizzie has advised across a range of industries and has a particular expertise in real estate, agribusiness, infrastructure and mining across the spectrum of corporate matters including M&A, co-invests and funds. 

Having lived and worked in Shanghai and Bangkok for over 3 years Lizzie understands the requirements of foreign clients and key elements of successful deal execution.

“Navigates complex legal issues in a commercial way” International investment bank
Lizzie Knight

Lizzie's Expertise

  • Shopping centre portfolio Advising on the sale of a AUD3 billion shopping centre portfolio
  • Industrial portfolio Advising on the sale of a AUD1 billion industrial portfolio
  • Logistics portfolio Advising on the acquisition and co-invest arrangements of a AUD0.5 billion logistics portfolio.
  • Foreign pension fund Advising on establishment of a AUD0.5 billion global joint venture with a foreign pension fund for the acquisition of rental streams from infrastructure leases
  • Cromwell Advising on the bid for Investa Office Fund (comprising 20 commercial properties in Australia)
  • South African property fund Advising on the contested takeover of the Australian Industrial REIT
  • European pension fund Advising on the establishment of an AUD1.5 billion Australian Infrastructure Fund and investments by that fund
  • European pension fund Advising on its investment in a consortium on the potential acquisition of Transgrid
  • China Minmetals Advising on its US$1.386 billion acquisition of the majority of the mining assets of OZ Minerals Limited
  • PetroChina Advising on its AUD3.5 billion joint acquisition with Royal Dutch Shell of Arrow Energy

What others say

  • “Lizzie is one of the most approachable, collaborative, efficient and knowledgeable lawyers.” Client Choice Award, Corporate Australia, 2018
  • “Lizzie provides a level of foresight and strategic and commercial thinking; her corporate expertise makes her an invaluable legal advisor to our business. ” Client Choice Award, Corporate Australia, 2018
  • “Apart from being a great lawyer, Lizzie is also fun to work with.” Client Choice Award, Corporate Australia, 2018
  • “Best Lawyer - Mergers and Acquisitions Law” Best Lawyers Peer Review, 2018
  • “China Deal of the Year ”
  • “Energy and Resources Deal of the Year” ALB Awards, 2011

Lizzie's Thinking

Lizzie's Leadership

  • Law Society of NSW Member
  • AMPLA - The Resources and Energy Law Association Member
  • AMPLA - The Resources and Energy Law Association 2012 Conference Co-presenter - Access to land for mining projects: Has the pendulum swung too far, and if so, why?
  • Corrs Chambers Westgarth China Focus Group Co-chair