Corrs advised the consortium of Hancock and Shanghai CRED in relation to the acquisition of S. Kidman & Co Ltd (Kidman), an iconic Australian company and Australia’s largest private landholder. Kidman operates cattle stations and associated infrastructure on an area of land covering in 100,000 km2. The deal involved complex issues related to the nature of the asset and the client, was multi-jurisdictional in nature, involved various types of land title (Crown land, freehold and land inside the Woomera Prohibited Area) and, due to the iconic nature of the asset and the identity of our clients, required a sophisticated government engagement strategy.

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