Sandy Mak

Partner. Sydney.

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Sandy is a lawyer with few borders. Her career has focused on international corporate transactions, specialising in public and private mergers and acquisitions and equity capital markets transactions.

Sandy has spent a significant part of her career practising at a top magic circle firm in London and Hong Kong and at two global investment banks and has advised on numerous cross border transactions, including in India and China.

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Sandy is a lawyer with few borders. Her career has focused on international corporate transactions, specialising in public and private mergers and acquisitions and equity capital markets transactions.

Sandy has spent a significant part of her career practising at a top magic circle firm in London and Hong Kong and at two global investment banks and has advised on numerous cross border transactions, including in India and China.

She has a strong background in regulated M&A, including schemes of arrangement, takeovers and dual-listed company structures. Sandy also advises on private M&A transactions, equity raisings, corporate restructures, buy-backs, ASIC and ASX regulatory work, foreign investment regulations and general corporate and commercial transactions.

“Very strong technically, very commercial and outcome-focused” Chambers Global Guide
Sandy Mak

Sandy's Expertise

  • Apollo Global Management LLC Advised Apollo on its $1.075 billion 50:50 investment partnership with CIMIC in respect of certain operations and maintenance services businesses.
  • Archer Daniels Midland Company Advised ADM on its $3.4 billion proposed acquisition of GrainCorp.
  • QBE Advised QBE, Australia’s largest insurer, on the sale of its Australian agency businesses to Steadfast Group Limited.
  • Foster’s Group demerger Advised on the demerger of Fosters’ wine business, Treasury Wine Estates.
  • $1 billion takeover Advised BG Group on its takeover of Pure Energy Resources.
  • Sydney Gas takeover Advised Sydney Gas in its takeover by AGL Energy.
  • $100 million capital raising Advised Adelaide Brighton on capital raising, including an innovative related-party placement and sell down.
  • $7 billion merger Advised Promina Group in its merger with Suncorp by way of a scheme of arrangement.

Sandy's Thinking

What others say

  • “Best Lawyer - Mergers & Acquisitions” Best Lawyers Peer Review, 2014-2016
  • “Gives considered and up-to-the-minute advice” Asia Pacific Legal 500, 2015
  • “Second to none for responsiveness and technical knowledge” Chambers Asia Pacific Guide, 2015
  • “Really cognisant of the market” Chambers Global Guide, 2015
  • “Provides counsel which goes beyond normal legal advice” Chambers Global Guide, 2015
  • “Leading Lawyer - Corporate/M&A” Chambers Asia Pacific and Global Guides, 2013-2015
  • “Hot 40 Lawyer - Pillars of the community - Lawyers who have contributed to the greater good through pro bono work, mentoring or pursuing noble causes” Australasian Lawyer Magazine, May 2014
  • “Very strong technically, very commercial and outcome-focused” Chambers Global Guide, 2013
  • “Female Partner of the Year” Lawyers Weekly Women in Law Awards, 2013
  • “Quality M&A lawyer” Asia Pacific Legal 500, 2011/12

Sandy's Leadership

  • Sydney University Law School Lecturer - Corporate and Securities Regulation (Takeovers and Schemes)
  • Halsburys Laws of Australia - Takeovers and Acquisitions, Fundraising for Securities Editor
  • Corrs Chambers Westgarth Executive Leadership Team Member
    Diversity Council Co-chair