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Lizzie Knight

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Adept at identifying and resolving complex legal issues, Lizzie specialises in cross-border mergers and acquisitions, with a focus on foreign inbound investment by companies in Australia. 

She is known for championing her clients’ objectives across the spectrum of corporate matters including M&A, co-invests and funds.

Lizzie has advised on some of the largest foreign investments in Australia across a range of industries, with particular expertise in real estate and infrastructure.

She has been actively and continuously engaged in this space for over 20 years, and her views are regularly sought after by PE Funds and corporate clients. She also frequently engages with international law firms in relation to these topics.

Having previously lived and worked in Shanghai and Bangkok, Lizzie understands the requirements of foreign clients and key elements of successful deal execution. She also ensures that her clients and the firm have a voice on key issues that are driving the national agenda and delivering important outcomes.  

Key deals

Medline Industries, Inc.

Advised a global private equity consortium comprising Blackstone, Carlyle and Hellman & Friedman on Australian law matters relating to the acquisition of Medline Industries for approx. US$38 billion dollars – representing the largest private equity buyout deal globally in over a decade.

Novus

Advised Novus on the establishment of A$1 billion build-to-rent platform and its 50/50 joint venture with Aliro Group.

Landmark Dividend

Advised Landmark Dividend on the establishment of A$500 million global joint venture and the acquisition by that joint venture of rental streams from infrastructure leases and the securitisation of those rental streams. Also advised Landmark on the Australian law aspects of its US$342 million sale to Digital Colony and the take private of its listed entity LMRK.

Blackstone

Advised Blackstone on A$8 billion of property acquisitions (commercial, industrial and build-to-rent) and associated disposals in Australia.