Of Counsel

Melbourne + 61.3.9101.6825

Michael Lishman is an experienced Australian corporate lawyer and has acted on many large M&A transactions, including in the oil and gas, mining, financial services, and transport sectors.

Michael's experience includes public company takeovers and schemes, private M&A, and complex restructurings. Prior to joining Jones Day in 2018, Michael was an investment banker with Gresham Partners and before that a senior partner with a Magic Circle law firm, his own law firm, and a leading Australian law firm in Perth and in Melbourne.

Michael is a member of the advisory board of Curtin University Law School and was a member of the Council of Curtin University from 2010 to 2019.

Michael is a member of Australia's Takeovers Panel.


  • Cardinal Health sells its Cordis business to Hellman & Friedman for approximately $1 billionJones Day advised Cardinal Health on the divestiture of its Cordis business to Hellman & Friedman for approximately $1 billion.
  • Centuria merges with Primewest combining two leading real estate platformsJones Day advised Centuria Capital Group (Centuria), a leading multi-sector real estate funds management business, on its merger-of-equals with the Primewest Group (Primewest), an ASX-listed real estate funds management businesses, with assets across a range of listed, unlisted, and private funds.
  • PTTGC acquires allnex from AdventJones Day is advising PTT Global Chemical Public Company Limited in the €4 billion acquisition of allnex Holding GmbH from Advent International.
  • Horizon Global sells Asia-Pacific Business segment to Pacific Equity Partners for AU$340 million (US$233 million)Jones Day advised Horizon Global Corporation (NYSE: HZN), one of the world's leading manufacturers of branded towing, trailering, cargo management, and related accessories, on the AU$340 million (US$233 million) sale of its Australian and Asia-Pacific division to Pacific Equity Partners.
  • Speaking Engagements

    • November 13, 2018
      An Exclusive Evening with Andrew Liveris AO