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Gerry Cawson Mergers & Acquisitions


Gerry Cawson is based in Australia and heads up Minter Ellison Lawyers' M&A team in South Australia and Northern Territory. He has nearly 20 years of specialist experience in domestic and cross-border M&A and private equity transactions, having worked in top tier law firms in London, Budapest, Hong Kong and Sydney. Gerry advises publicly listed and private


companies on all their corporate actions. From fund raising (including regulatory compliance) and joint ventures through to acquisitions and disposals, privatisations and restructurings. Gerry focuses particularly on private equity backed transactions and advises on all stages of the private equity life cycle (from fund instigation through to investments and exits). Gerry is an experienced client relationship partner


with an impressive track record of advising companies on their daily operations and a reputation for being a 'trusted adviser' who provides commercially focussed advice. In addition to his recognition by Finance Monthly


as a 'Leading Advisor 100 – 2011’ in the category of M&A – Australia, Gerry was named as one of the


Jacques Bonvin Mergers & Acquisitions


Jacques Bonvin is a partner of Tavernier Tschanz, a leading Swiss law firm, since 2000. His practice covers a wide range of corporate law


matters, mainly international transactions (M&A, corporate finance and private equity), corporate and structuring issues and complex commercial agreements. Jacques Bonvin advises investment banks, private


equity players, corporate venture funds, listed and non-listed companies (from global firms and multinational corporations to SMEs), as well as start-ups, on corporate/commercial issues and all types of transactions, such as M&A, takeovers, LBOs, MBOs, MBIs, IPOs, restructurings, divestitures, spin-offs, as well as private equity and venture capital deals. His typical involvement includes preparing, structuring, negotiating and finalizing transactions. He often acts as lead counsel in cross-border deals. He is further acting as external general counsel to certain clients and special projects (such as Solar Impulse). His practice spans numerous industries, including


manufacturing, energy/oil&gas, banking and financial services, TMT and computing, cleantech,


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life sciences, biotech, pharma and healthcare, luxury, sport, food, hotels, education, as well as real estate. Jacques Bonvin graduated from the University of Geneva (1989) and passed his bar exam in Geneva (ranked 1st, 1992). He has worked in London (Monckton Chambers, Slaughter and May and Herbert Smith) and Zurich.


best private equity lawyers in Australia by Best Lawyers Australia in 2010 and 2011 and was recommended by Doyle's Guide to the Australian Legal Profession 2010 as a 'preeminent' lawyer in South Australia in the area of Mergers and Acquisitions.


Contact:


Gerry Cawson Partner Minter Ellison Lawyers 25 Grenfell Street • Adelaide • SA 5000


Tel: +61 8 8233 5540 Fax: +61 8 8233 5556 Mobile: +61 434 181 314 Email: gerry.cawson@minterellison.com Website www.minterellison.com


Contact:


Jacques Bonvin Tavernier Tschanz 11-bis rue Toepffer CH-1206 Geneva


Tel: +41 22 704 37 00 Fax: +41 22 704 37 77


Email: bonvin@taverniertschanz.com Website: www.taverniertschanz.com


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