Sandy Mak

Head of Corporate



  • Bahasa Malaysia
  • and English


A market-leading M&A lawyer, Sandy acts for both corporate and private equity clients across the globe on cross-border public and private mergers and acquisitions, foreign investment, equity raisings, buy-backs and restructurings.

She also advises on ASIC and ASX regulatory work, foreign investment regulations and corporate governance issues.

Sandy has consistently been listed as a leading lawyer by legal directories and publications including Chambers and Partners and Best Lawyers, and in 2020 she was named Dealmaker of the Year in both the Lawyers Weekly Australian Law Awards and Women in Law Awards. 

She is a guest lecturer at UNSW Law School in the subject of Takeovers and Capital Markets, and also lectures in Sydney University’s Masters of Law subject Takeovers and Reconstructions. She is the Takeovers and Acquisitions and Fundraising for Securities editor for the Halsburys Laws of Australia guide and is also a member of the Corporations Committee of the Law Council of Australia.

In 2021, Sandy was appointed by the Treasurer to the Takeovers Panel for a three year term.

Key deals

Coca-Cola European Partners plc

Advising Coca-Cola European Partners plc on its proposed acquisition by way of a scheme of arrangement of ASX-listed Coca-Cola Amatil Limited, valued at A$11.1 billion.

ESR Group

Advising Warburg Pincus-backed ESR Group on its unsolicited A$755 million off-market takeover of ASX-listed REIT Propertylink Group, following from ESR’s on-market raid of 19.89% of Propertylink Group.


Advising Wesfarmers on the competitive sale process of its K-Mart Tyre and Auto business to Continental AG for A$350 million.

Macquarie Capital

Advising Macquarie Capital on its acquisition from Investa Commercial Property Fund of 50% of Investa Office Management, which manages the A$11 billion Investa management platform.

Archer Daniels Midland

Advising Archer Daniels Midland on its proposed A$3.4 billion takeover of Graincorp Limited, Australia’s largest agribusiness company.

Macquarie Capital and China Resources Limited

Acting for a consortium comprising Macquarie Capital and China Resources Limited on its acquisition of Australia’s largest cancer and cardiology company, GenesisCare Limited, and advising Macquarie Capital on its exit from GenesisCare to KKR.

Affinity Education Limited

Advising Affinity Education on its successful defence and takeover panel proceedings in relation to a hostile takeover bid by G8 Education Limited and its subsequent A$212 million takeover by scheme of arrangement with private equity house Anchorage Capital Limited.

Apollo Global Management

Advising global private equity investor Apollo on its acquisition and 50:50 investment with Leighton Holdings in the operation and maintenance services businesses of Thiess Services and Leighton Contractors Services.