Stephanie Daveson

Partner. Brisbane.

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Stephanie Daveson

Stephanie’s clients describe her as pragmatic, inventive and always on the ball with quality evident at all times – traits that serve her well in the fast-paced world of mergers, acquisitions and equity capital markets.

Stephanie’s dedication to the task, quality outcomes and common sense approach, has earned her the loyalty of large clients through successive deals. She is also an expert on securities industry law and corporate governance.

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Stephanie’s clients describe her as pragmatic, inventive and always on the ball with quality evident at all times – traits that serve her well in the fast-paced world of mergers, acquisitions and equity capital markets.

Stephanie’s dedication to the task, quality outcomes and common sense approach, has earned her the loyalty of large clients through successive deals. She is also an expert on securities industry law and corporate governance.

She was lead partner for Straits Asia Resources demerger to create an exciting new copper and gold focussed metals business and she was there for the takeover of Straits’ coal business by a Thai-government controlled company - advising bidders for companies based in Australia and overseas.

“Tenacious…has a good reputation and is a good negotiator” Asian Legal Business
Stephanie Daveson

Stephanie's Expertise

  • The Straits Resources demerger and takeover The separation of Straits’ metals business into a new ASX listed company, Straits Metals, created an exciting new gold and copper focused metals business. The demerger and IPO was followed by the $550 million takeover of Straits (which then only held the coal business) by a subsidiary of PTT International Company Limited. Corrs teams from nine technical disciplines advised on all aspects of both transactions under extremely tight deadlines. This included disclosure issues, takeovers law, the sale and purchase of the metals business, court procedures for the scheme of arrangement for the takeover, and the renegotiation of Straits’ financing arrangements.
  • Sale of international coal assets and joint venture Straits Resources on its creation of a significant incorporated joint venture with an entity controlled by the Thai government and the associated sale to it of 60% of its coal interests and other bulk commodities.
  • $2.1 billion secondary listing Straits Asia Resources secondary listing on the Australian Stock Exchange.
  • Sale of Queensland IVF The sale of the interests of 22 vendors in Queensland IVF to Quadrant Private Equity.

Stephanie's Leadership

  • Takeover’s Panel Panel Member
  • Corporations Law Committee of the Law Council of Australia Member
  • Financial Services Institute of Australia Regional Councillor and Member
  • Corrs Chambers Westgarth Executive Leadership Team Member
    China Focus Group Co-chair

What others say

  • “Lawyer of the Year - Equity Capital Markets Law - Brisbane” Best Lawyers Peer Review, 2018
  • “Best Lawyer - Investment Law” Best Lawyers Peer Review, 2018
  • “Best Lawyer - Corporate Law” Best Lawyers Peer Review, 2015-2018
  • “Best Lawyer - Equity Capital Markets” Best Lawyers Peer Review, 2014-2018
  • “Best Lawyer - Mergers & Acquisitions Law” Best Lawyers Peer Review, 2013-2018
  • “Best Lawyer - Corporate/Governance Practice” Best Lawyers Peer Review, 2011-2018
  • “Lawyer of the Year - Corporate - Brisbane” Best Lawyers Peer Review, 2017
  • “Lawyer of the Year - Corporate/Governance - Brisbane” Best Lawyers Peer Review, 2013
  • “Tenacious…has a good reputation and is a good negotiator” Asian Legal Business

Stephanie's Thinking