Amelia Berczelly has more than 10 years' experience acting on a range of complex corporate transactions and securities law matters, with a particular focus on public company takeovers, schemes of arrangement, corporate restructures, and strategic joint ventures.
Amelia's representative transactions include the acquisition of Pepper Group by KKR by scheme of arrangement, Lowe's Companies' exit from its home improvement joint venture with Woolworths, Mitsubishi Corporation's joint bid with Rio Tinto for Coal & Allied Industries (valued at A$10.8 billion), and Virgin Australia's demerger of its international and domestic airline operations by way of in-specie dividend. She also regularly assists U.S., Japanese, and other foreign clients undertake strategic acquisitions and investments in Australia.
Amelia is experienced in advising listed companies and boards in relation to ASX compliance and corporate governance issues, including directors' duties, continuous disclosure and other listing rule matters, insider trading regulation, shareholder engagement, and general company secretarial matters.
Amelia's experience prior to joining Jones Day in 2015 includes working at a leading international law firm in Australia.
USG acquired by Gebr. Knauf for $7 billion
Jones Day advised USG Corporation in the acquisition by Gebr. Knauf KG ("Knauf") of all of the outstanding shares of USG in a transaction valued at $7 billion.
Newell Brands sells Pure Fishing to Sycamore Partners for $1.3 billion
Jones Day advised Newell Brands Inc. in the sale of its Pure Fishing business to Sycamore Partners for approximately $1.3 billion in cash.
Centuria Industrial REIT (CIP) unsuccessful takeover proposal from Propertylink
Jones Day advised Centuria Industrial REIT (CIP) in the attempted A$755 million ($548.3 million) unsolicited indicative and non-binding proposal from Propertylink Group to acquire all of the units in Centuria Industrial REIT by way of an agreed off-market takeover offer.
EagleTree Capital portfolio company acquires HotelsWorld
Jones Day represented EagleTree Capital in connection with the acquisition by portfolio company Northstar Travel Group, a leading provider of business-to-business information, content, events, data, research, custom content, and software dedicated to the global travel and meeting industries, of HotelsWorld, a suite of industry events for senior hotel executives in the Australia and New Zealand region.
Pepper Group acquired by KKR in A$675.9 million scheme of arrangement
Jones Day advised Pepper Group Limited ("Pepper") on the acquisition of a controlling interest in Pepper by way of scheme of arrangement by an affiliate of KKR, a leading global investment firm.
Timken acquires Groeneveld Group for $280 million
Jones Day advised The Timken Company in its $280 million acquisition of Groeneveld Group, a leading provider of automatic lubrication solutions used in on- and off-highway applications.
Total sells Atotech to The Carlyle Group for $3.2 billion
Jones Day advised Total in the $3.2 billion sale of specialty chemical affiliate Atotech B.V., a global manufacturer of high technology plating solutions, to The Carlyle Group.
Key management advised on sale by KKR of its interest in GenesisCare to China Resources Group and Macquarie Capital
Jones Day advised Key management, including Dan Collins (CEO) and David Vaux (Chairman), in connection with the sale by KKR & Co. of its interest in GenesisCare Limited, a healthcare provider, to China Resources Group and Macquarie Capital, including advising on options relating to the CEO and Chairman's current shareholdings in the company and a new management equity plan for the CEO and Chairman.
The following represents experience acquired prior to joining Jones Day.
Represented HOCHTIEF in relation to its shareholding in CIMIC Group, including with respect to various corporate governance matters, the Takeovers Panel proceedings relating to the takeover by ACS Actividades de Construcción y Servicios S.A., and CIMIC's A$757 million accelerated pro rata renounceable entitlement offer.
Represented Kirin in its A$6.3 billion acquisition of Lion Nathan by way of scheme of arrangement.
Represented Mitsubishi Development in its joint bid with Rio Tinto for Coal & Allied Industries by way of scheme of arrangement (valued at A$10.8 billion).
Represented Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group in relation to the formation of its strategic business and capital alliance with AMP Capital Holdings.
Represented Mitsui in its A$605 million strategic acquisition of 19.9 percent of Sims Metal Management and subsequent share acquisitions.
Represented Virgin Australia in the restructuring of its international and domestic airline operations by way of in-specie demerger dividend, which had the effect of lifting the 49 percent foreign ownership cap on Virgin Australia.
- March 2018ASX Releases Continuous Disclosure Guidance on the Insolvent Trading Safe Harbour
- August 2017Shareholder Activism Dealt a Blow in Australia's Federal Court
- April 2016The Changing Role of Australian Boards in Oversight of Corporate Culture
- University of Sydney (LL.B. with first class honors 2007); Macquarie University (Bachelor of Business Administration 2004; B.A in Japanese Studies 2004)
- Solicitor of the Supreme Court of New South Wales; New York