Russell Philip

Partner. Perth.

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Russell Philip

Russell Philip understands the complexities of corporate transactions.

With multiple degrees in law, finance and investment, and experience gained from working on various complex domestic and international dealings, Russell brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to large scale corporate transactions.

Specialising in the art of mergers and acquisitions, Russell is able to identify the issues from many angles to assist clients make informed decisions, preserve and maximise value, and bring ideas to fruition.

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Russell Philip understands the complexities of corporate transactions.

With multiple degrees in law, finance and investment, and experience gained from working on various complex domestic and international dealings, Russell brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to large scale corporate transactions.

Specialising in the art of mergers and acquisitions, Russell is able to identify the issues from many angles to assist clients make informed decisions, preserve and maximise value, and bring ideas to fruition.

In addition to mining and natural resources mergers and acquisitions, he has particular expertise in transactions in the technology, financial services and property industries.

“His expertise guides us to make better informed business decisions” MZI Resources Ltd
Russell Philip

Russell's Expertise

  • Sale of Kmart Tyre and Auto Led the team advising Wesfarmers on the sale of its Kmart Tyre and Auto business for A$350 million to German tyre manufacturer Continental AG.
  • Acquisition of Geeks2U Advised Officeworks on the acquisition of the PC repairs and technology support provider Geeks2U.
  • Tap oil tussle Advising Thai oil producer Tap Oil on various strategic issues, responding to an unsolicited on-market takeover offer from one of its major shareholders, Takeover Panel proceedings, responding to various shareholder requisitions and equity raisings.
  • Acquisition of Western Australian tourism icons Advised RACWA on the acquisition of the Ningaloo, Exmouth and Monkey Mia tourism resorts in Western Australia from Aspen Group.
  • Bullion trading Advising Gold Corporation on various gold bullion sales and financing initiatives, including the establishment of the Perth Mint Physical Gold ETF.
  • Gold merger Advised Exterra Resources on its merger with Anova Metals by way of Court approved scheme of arrangement.
  • Mongolian coal company Advising ASX-listed Aspire Mining on its equity and debt raising, marketing and logistics arrangements with Noble Group in relation to its Ovoot coking coal project in Mongolia.
  • Sale of interests in mid-west iron ore project and Oakajee port and rail project Advised Murchison Metals on the sale of its interests in the Jack Hills iron ore mine and the associated Oakajee port and rail infrastructure project in Western Australia to Mitsubishi Development Pty Ltd.

Russell's Leadership

  • University of Western Australia Business School Guest Lecturer (Corporate Control Forum 2011)
  • Australian Institute of Company Directors Course facilitator
  • University of Western Australia Law School Guest lecturer
  • Australian Institute of Company Directors Member

What others say

  • “Client Choice Award, M&A: Australia” Lexology, 2019
  • “Best Lawyer - Corporate/Governance Practice” Best Lawyers Peer Review, 2015-2018
  • “Best Lawyer - Corporate Law ” Best Lawyers Peer Review, 2014-2018
  • “Best Lawyer - Mergers & Acquisitions Law and Equity Capital Markets Law” Best Lawyers Peer Review, 2013-2018
  • “Noted for his ability to explain things quickly and clearly” Chambers Global Guide, 2015
  • “Leading Lawyer - Corporate/M&A” Chambers Global Guide, 2014 & 2015
  • “A very commercial lawyer who is always across the issues and backed up with the right knowledge in negotiations if the other side pulls a swifty” Chambers Global Guide, 2014
  • “Able to keep absolutely on top of the commercial implications of his legal advice - which has been really outstanding” Chambers Global Guide, 2014
  • “Maintains a strong sense of the commercial imperative” Asia Pacific Legal 500 2012/13
  • “Russell is dedicated to servicing his clients and is always available – day or night – to provide us with solid, pragmatic and timely legal advice. His expertise guides us to make better informed business decisions. It is because of these reasons that we have a long-standing working relationship with Russell and will continue to do so in the future.” Trevor Matthews, CEO, MZI Resources Ltd

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