Adrian Perkins

Adrian Perkins

Adrian is a Partner in our Sydney office where he specialises in mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, major projects, private equity and commercial agreements. Adrian has particular expertise in the commodities trading, resources, energy, infrastructure, agriculture, industrial, consumer and financial services sectors.

Representative matters:


  • Glencore on its $1.2 billion acquisition of a 49% interest in the Hunter Valley Operations coal complex from Yancoal and Mitsubishi
  • Glencore on the sale of its Tahmoor Mine to SIMEC
  • Heidelberg Cement AG on its A$200 million acquisition of the Rocla Quarry Products Division from Fletcher Building
  • Morgan Stanley on the restructure of its Higginsville gold royalty with Metals X
  • Glencore on its restructure and development of the Ravensworth North coal project
  • A confidential Japanese party on its proposed investment in an Australia listed coal company
  • Inmet Mining Corporation on the sale of its interest in the Ok Tedi Mine in Papua New Guinea
  • Taurus Funds Management on its acquisition of a controlling stake in Doyles Creek Mining
  • Morgan Stanley on the sale of its St Ives gold royalty to Goldfields
  • Xstrata on its acquisition of the Anvil Hill coal project from Centennial Coal and takeover of Austral Coal
  • Xstrata on the purchase of its Ravensworth and Narama coal mines
  • Glencore on the purchase of the Ulan coal mine
  • Glencore on its proposed listing of Enex Resources on the Australian Stock Exchange
  • Homestake (now Barrick Gold) on the acquisition of the Lake Cowal Gold Project from North Limited / Rio Tinto

Oil & Gas

  • Brookfield on its consortium arrangements with Macquarie Bank to form Quadrant Energy Holdings and its A$2.1 billion acquisition of the Western Australian oil & gas assets of Apache Corporation
  • Oil Search Limited on its A$1 billion acquisition of the Pacific LNG Group of Companies and interests in the Elk / Antelope gas fields in Papua New Guinea
  • Puma Energy on its US$500 million acquisition of Interoil's midstream and downstream petroleum business
  • A confidential Chinese client on its proposed investment in a Queensland coal seam gas project
  • Puma Energy on its acquisition of the Caltex bitumen terminal in Port Botany, Sydney

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Infrastructure M&A

  • Glencore on its $1.14 billion sale of GRail to a consortium of Genesee & Wyoming Australia and Macquarie
  • Commonwealth Superannuation Corporation on the purchase of:
    • Newcastle Mater Hospital
    • equity interests in the North West Rail Project and associated shareholders arrangements
  • Palisade Investment Partners on the purchase of various port, gas pipeline, research centre, power station and social infrastructure interests with Plenary, CDPQ and others:
  • Commonwealth Bank of Australia on its sale of its 50% interest in the South East Queensland Schools project
  • Redbank Energy Limited on its sale of the Oakey Power Station to ERM Power Limited
  • AMP on the acquisition and restructure of United Energy Limited


  • Hanson on its $203 million acquisition of the Alex Fraser Group from Swire and Parkinson Group
  • Alesco Corporation Limited on its defence of DuluxGroup Limited's hostile takeover bid
  • Tabcorp on its investment in US e-gaming start-up, Unikrn Inc and its purchase of the Onetab business
  • Steadfast Group on its rollup of approximately 60 insurance businesses for its IPO
  • Lagardere on its proposed acquisition via competitive bid of the V8 Supercars business from SEL and the V8 racing teams
  • Lion on its acquisition of the J. Boag & Sons, Inner Circle Rum and Cumulus groups of companies, its proposed takeover of Coca-Cola Amatil Limited and the sales of its Yetimo merchandise business and Smithbrook Vineyard
  • Expedia Inc on its acquisition of the Travelforce travel agency business
  • Alesco Corporation Limited on its:
    • o sale of the Biolab scientific and medical division to Thermo Fischer Inc
    • o purchases of the Concrete Technologies, Enviroequip, App-Tek, Flextool, Corkjoint, Promedica and Lincoln Sentry businesses
  • Bayer Healthcare on its purchase of the Roche "over the counter" pharmaceuticals business
  • BHP on the sale of BHP Engineering to Hatch Consultants

Private Equity

  • Owners on the sale of HRX Pty Ltd to Leeds Private Equity
  • Owners on the sale of 51% of SuperIQ to AMP
  • Alesco Corporation Limited on its:
    • sale of its Total Eden McCracken's water / irrigation business to Anchorage Capital Partners
    • purchase of the Total Eden McCracken's group and associated capital raising
  • Dun&Bradstreet Corporation on its acquisition of Dun&Bradstreet Australia Holdings from LCW Private Equity
  • CHAMP on its acquisition of a controlling stake in Centric Wealth Limited
  • CHAMP and Fletcher Building on their joint bid for Pilkington glass

Joint Ventures / Consortiums

  • Puma Energy on the establishment of its WA bitumen import and processing joint venture with Colas
  • Glencore on various of its coal joint venture interests
  • HeidelbergCement AG on its purchase of a further 25% interest in the Cement Australia joint venture and HeidelbergCement's joint venture arrangements with Holcim Ltd
  • China National Offshore Oil Corporation on the establishment of the Arckaringa Project and its joint venture arrangements with Altona Energy
  • Lion on the establishment of the BevChain logistics joint venture with Linfox, the Heineken Lion joint venture and the Fine Wine Partners joint venture
  • Ricoh on the establishment of the Infoprint joint venture with IBM


  • Partner, King & Wood Mallesons, Sydney
  • Bachelor of Laws
  • Bachelor of Applied Science


  • Australian Mining and Petroleum Law Association
  • Australian Venture Capital Association Limited
  • Law Society of New South Wales


Legal insights

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