Partner-in-Charge Perth

Perth + 61.8.6214.5720

Adam Salter has more than 20 years of cross-border experience advising clients regarding labor and employment, benefits, M&A, outsourcing, and cybersecurity issues.

Adam regularly assists clients with drafting Australian employment contracts and policies (including equity and non-equity compensation plans) and provides advice regarding executive hiring and dismissal, statutory entitlements, industrial instruments (including Modern Awards and Enterprise Agreements [EAs]), termination of employment, redundancy programs, drafting and enforcing post-employment restraints, secondments, personal data and privacy security, and transfer of business issues. He also regularly advises on and assists clients on statutory and contractual data privacy requirements relating to the collection, disclosure, and protection of personal information and cybersecurity issues (including mandatory data breach notification requirements).

In addition to his labor and employment experience, Adam has more than a decade of dedicated experience advising clients on Australian and cross-border private treaty mergers and acquisitions, corporate reorganizations, joint ventures, strategic alliances, outsourcing, distribution, supply, licensing, and other general commercial contracts, with a particular focus on the information technology and electronic payment sectors. He also regularly assists U.S., European, and other foreign multinationals in establishing operations in Australia.

Adam regularly presents at local and international labor and employment and cybersecurity conferences (including global labor relations conferences run by HR Policy Association and the Asia Pacific Employee Relations Group).


  • Cardinal Health acquires leading patient product portfolio from Medtronic for $6.1 billionJones Day advised Cardinal Health on the acquisition of Medtronic's Patient Care, Deep Vein Thrombosis and Nutritional Insufficiency businesses for $6.1 billion in cash.
  • Coronado Coal acquires Curragh coal mine in central Queensland, Australia, from Wesfarmers Limited for A$700 million (US$539 million)Jones Day advised Coronado Coal LLC in the acquisition of the Curragh coal mine in central Queensland, Australia, from Wesfarmers Limited for A$700 million (US$530 million).
  • International professional services firm obtains search orders to protect confidential information taken by its former employeeJones Day is advising a professional services firm on protecting confidential information taken by its former employee.
  • Multinational defense and logistics service provider receives advice on labor and employment strategy regarding Australian Federal Defence Outsourcing TendersGiven the heavily unionized public sector workforces and union collective agreements involved, Jones Day specifically advised on the labor and employment strategy for the transfer of existing employees to our client and the strategy for managing ongoing labor relations issues with the key trade unions.
  • Multinational hospitality company seeks advice on executive departures in Asia Pacific regionJones Day assisted a major multinational hospitality company with executive level restructures and termination of employment.
  • Multinational energy company enforces non-compete clause after senior executive leaves abruptly to set up competitorJones Day was instructed by a multinational energy company to enforce a non-compete post-employment restraint against one of its Australian senior executives who resigned in order to immediately work for a major international competitor commencing operations in Australia for the first time.
  • Government department receives advice on workplace bullying matterJones Day advised on and conducted a detailed investigation into workplace bullying allegations made against a senior executive in a government department by a senior manager, including conducting interviews and preparing a detailed report with recommended changes to policy and procedure to ensure ongoing compliance with industrial and workplace health and safety law.
  • Cardinal Health acquires Cordis for $1.9 billionJones Day advised Cardinal Health, Inc. in its acquisition of Johnson & Johnson's Cordis business, a leading global manufacturer of cardiology and endovascular devices, for $1.9 billion in cash.
  • Multinational medical devices company defends against application for "Stop Bullying Order"Jones Day provided assistance to a multinational medical devices company after one of its senior sales employees lodged an internal complaint alleging bullying and harassment, filed a workers' compensation claim for injuries allegedly linked to such alleged bullying and harassment and commenced proceedings in the Fair Work Commission seeking a 'Stop Bullying Order'.
  • Multinational financial services provider undertakes significant Australian restructureJones Day provided detailed advice to a multinational financial services provider in relation to a significant restructure and reduction of their Australian workforce.
  • Multinational professional services firm resolves dispute between senior partnersJones Day was retained by a multinational professional services firm to conduct a formal investigation after one of its senior partners in the Sydney Office made allegations of bullying and harassment against another senior partner.
  • National not-for-profit receives advice on termination of CEOJones Day advised a national not-for-profit on the departure of its Chief Executive Officer.
  • USG forms $1.6 billion plasterboard and ceilings joint venture with Boral Limited in Asia, Australia, and Middle EastJones Day advised USG Corporation in its formation of a strategic 50/50 $1.6 billion plasterboard and ceilings joint venture with Boral Limited in Asia, Australia, and the Middle East, known as USG Boral Building Products.
  • Premiere Global Services receives labor and employment advice regarding share acquisition of ACT Teleconferencing's businesses in Australia, Hong Kong, and MalaysiaJones Day advised Premiere Global Services, Inc. on all labor and employment aspects of the share acquisition of ACT Teleconferencing's businesses in Australia and Hong Kong, as well as in Malaysia with assistance from a local agent.
  • Multinational security software vendor receives advice on integration following acquisitionJones Day recently assisted a multinational security software vendor with the integration of another global security software vendor into its own business following completion of an acquisition.
  • NEP acquires Global Television from CatalystJones Day advised NEP Group, Inc., a portfolio company of Crestview Partners, in connection with its acquisition of Global Television, Australia's leading provider of outsourced television production services, from Catalyst Investment Managers.
  • Discover Financial Services, Diners Club International and PULSE Network involved in global rollout of ATM card acceptance arrangementsJones Day is currently advising on the global rollout of ATM card acceptance arrangements for Diners Club International, Discover Financial Services and PULSE Network Cards in a number of Asian and European jurisdictions, including China, Singapore, Hong Kong, Japan and Australia.
  • Lowe's forms joint venture with WoolworthsJones Day advised Lowe's Companies, Inc. in its joint venture with Woolworths Limited, Australia's largest retailer and the 23rd largest retailer in the world.
  • Smith International establishes oil and gas services business in AustraliaJones Day is currently advising Smith International, Inc. on all aspects of Federal and State labor and employment law arising out of its establishment of a new oil and gas services business in Australia.
  • Vossloh sells Delkor Rail to Zhuzhou Times New Material TechnologyJones Day advised Vossloh AG (a public company listed on the MDAX) in its sale of Delkor Rail Pty Limited, a supplier of railway products and services in Australia and overseas, to Zhuzhou Times New Material Technology Co., Ltd. (a public company listed on the Shanghai Stock Exchange) and the negotiation of a European Product Distribution Agreement.
  • Speaking Engagements

    • March 21, 2018
      University of NSW: Cyber-Security, Privacy and Big Data - Mandatory Data Breach Notification
    • November 15, 2017
      "The Continuing Discussion of ‘Who’s the Boss?’ – Joint Employer, Gig Economy, Independent Contractor and Supply Chain Issues Across the Globe," HR Policy Association Fall Global Labor Law Conference.
    • September 14, 2017
      Introduction to the GDPR - Top 10 Implementation Issues for Companies
    • March 16, 2017
      Restructuring and Termination of Employment
    • March 15, 2017
      Tips and Traps for Restructuring, Redundancy and Termination and Impact of Brexit on Global Labour Relations
    • August 18, 2016
      Tips and Pitfalls for Undertaking Investigations in the Employee Espionage and Bribery & Corruption Context
    • July 27-29, 2016
      HR Policy Association / APERG Global Labour Relations Certification, Asia Pacific Training Session
    • July 21, 2016
      The Changing Landscape of Cybersecurity: Data Breaches, Cross-border Data Transfers and Risk Management
    • September 8, 2015
      Human Resources Law Masterclass / Latest Developments in Labour and Employment Law in Australia
    • September 14-16, 2015
      HR Policy Association / Understanding the Global Labour Challenge Program / Labour Relations Hot Spots in Asia-Pacific
    • August 19-21, 2015
      APERG Labour Law Certification Program / Labour Relations Trends and Legal Challenges for Australian Employers
    • March 9, 2015
      Jones Day/ BEERG/ Australian Industry Group Emerging Trends in Asia-Pacific Labor Relations Full-Day Conference
    • October 29 -31, 2014
      HR Policy Association/ BEERG Understanding the Global Labour Challenge
    • September 22-24, 2014
      Policy Association/ APERG Global Labor Relations certification program, Asia Pacific Training Session
    • May 21-23, 2013
      HR Policy/ BEERG/ APERG Global Labor Relations Certification, Asia Pacific Training Session
    • February 19, 2013
      Labour Relations in the Asian Century
    • October 24-26, 2012
      BEERG Understanding Labor Relations in Asia
    • July 31 - August 2, 2012
      HR Policy/ BEERG/ APERG Global Labor Relations Certification, Asia Pacific Training Session
    • March 14 - 16, 2012
      HR Policy/ BEERG/ APERG Global Labor Relations Certification, Asia Pacific Training Session
    • October 6, 2011
      BEERG/ AiG/ IBM/ Jones Day Recent Developments in Global and Australian Workplace Relations Seminar
    • September 21-23, 2011
      HR Policy/ BEERG/ APERG Global Labor Relations Certification, Asia/ Pacific Training Session
    • June 7-8, 2011
      Australian Regulatory Environment and Establishing an Australian Online Electronic Payments Business, NACHA 2011 Global Payments Strategies Conference: Asia, Australia and the Americas
    • June 1, 2011
      Strategies and Considerations for Successful Global Employee Share Plans, GEO Sydney Chapter June 2011 Breakfast Meeting,
    • March 12, 2008
      Dealing with Employees when Buying or Selling a Business: Legalwise Business and Selling Businesses Conference
    • September 19, 2007
      Technology Joint Ventures, Legalwise Shareholder, Partnership and Joint Venture Agreements Conference
    • April 4, 2006
      System Performance: What are you buying?, IES Negotiating and Drafting Software/ IT Services Contracts Conference
    • March 28, 2006
      Copyright Infringement: Sony v Stevens - Statutory Interpretation and the Australia - United States Free Trade Agreement, College of Law Autumn Intensive
    • May 3, 2005
      System Performance, What are you buying?, IES Negotiating and Drafting Software/ IT Services Contracts Conference
    • July 30, 2004
      Drafting and Negotiating System Development Agreements, IBC IT Law for In-House Counsel Conference
    • June 23, 2004
      Examining Recent Competition and Consumer Protection Reforms regarding the Australian Retail Payments Sector, IIR Trade Practices and Competition Law Conference
    • February 2002
      Information Technology Outsourcing and ASPs, International Facilities Management Conference
    • June, November 2000
      Accessing Software Online – Application Service Provider Deals, IES Drafting Watertight IT Contracts Conference
    • May 2000
      Technology Joint Ventures – The Issues and Benefits in Forming an Alliance, IES Strategic Alliances Conference
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