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).


  • SunPower closes sponsored spin-off of solar panel production operationsJones Day advised SunPower Corporation (NASDAQ: SPWR), one of North America's largest solar-panel makers, in a sponsored spin-off of its solar panel production operations into a new public company – Maxeon Solar Technologies – which will be headquartered in Singapore.
  • Orocobre to merge with Galaxy Resources to form top five global lithium chemicals companyJones Day is advising Orocobre Limited (Orocobre), an ASX and TSX-listed global lithium carbonate supplier with operations in Argentina, on its merger-of-equals with Galaxy Resources Limited (Galaxy), an ASX-listed global lithium company with operations in Australia, Argentina, and Canada, to create a top five global lithium chemicals company (by market capitalization).
  • 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.
  • Manufacturing company receives advice regarding termination of senior executive in AustraliaJones Day advised a manufacturing company on the termination of employment of a senior Australian executive and officeholder, including providing advice regarding entitlements upon termination, potential claims, and drafting and negotiating release documentation.
  • 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.
  • Centuria Capital acquires 50% voting interest and 63.06% economic interest in Centuria HeathleyJones Day advised Centuria Capital Limited on the acquisition by its wholly-owned subsidiary, Centuria Platform Investments Pty Ltd, of a 50% voting interest and 63.06% economic interest in Heathley Limited's property funds management platform, forming a specialist healthcare funds manager, Centuria Heathley.
  • ABB sells Intelligent Mining Solutions (IMS) to DatamineJones Day advised ABB Ltd. in the sale of its Intelligent Mining Solutions (IMS) business to Datamine, a wholly owned subsidiary of Constellation Software.
  • KPMG Australia acquires Ferrier HodgsonJones Day advised KPMG Australia in its acquisition of Ferrier Hodgson, a leading independent restructuring, turnaround and insolvency firm in Australia.
  • KKR completes investment in OneStream SoftwareJones Day advised Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. L.P. in connection with its affiliated funds' investment in OneStream Software LLC, a leading provider of cloud or on-premise Corporate Performance Management solutions for mid-sized to large enterprises, in a transaction that values the privately held company at more than US$1 billion.
  • Newell Brands sells Pure Fishing to Sycamore Partners for $1.3 billionJones Day advised Newell Brands Inc. in the sale of its Pure Fishing business to Sycamore Partners for approximately $1.3 billion in cash.
  • Adecco Group acquires General Assembly Space, Inc. for $412.5 millionJones Day advised The Adecco Group AG in its $412.5 million acquisition of General Assembly Space, Inc., a provider of work force educational curricula and training courses in the fields of technology, design, business, data, and digital marketing.
  • Lennox International sells refrigeration businesses in Australia, New Zealand, and Asia to Beijer Ref ABJones Day advised Lennox International Inc. in the sale of its refrigeration businesses in Australia, New Zealand, and Asia to Beijer Ref AB.
  • MedHealth Group acquires Work Health GroupJones Day advised MedHealth Group, Australia's leading provider of independent, evidence-based medical advisory services, in its acquisition of the Work Health Group, which comprises five businesses that provide employment services, advisory services, and workplace rehabilitation.
  • 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).
  • Proagrica acquires SST SoftwareJones Day advised Proagrica, a division of RELX Group, in its acquisition of SST Software, a precision agriculture information solutions company.
  • Riverside acquires Logical Freight SolutionsJones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with the add-on acquisition and related financing to the MNX Global Logistics (MNX) platform of Logical Freight Solutions P/L, an Australian-based logistics provider for the healthcare, life sciences, and biotech markets with operations based in Australia, and extending to New Zealand, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore and the U.S.
  • IBM acquires Vivant DigitalJones Day advised International Business Machines Corporation in its acquisition of Vivant Digital, a boutique digital and innovation agency.
  • 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.
  • Timken acquires Groeneveld Group for $280 millionJones 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.
  • Payless Shoes appoints voluntary administrators and enters into Deed of Company ArrangementJones Day acted for and advised the voluntary administrators appointed to Payless Shoes Pty Ltd, including in relation to a sale of business campaign, the wind-down of the company's operations including with respect to employee affairs and claims, the entry into a deed of company arrangement, investigations into potential claims, and associated court applications.
  • Kaplan acquires Red MarkerJones Day advised Kaplan Inc. on its acquisition, acting through Kaplan Australia Pty Ltd, of all of the issued share capital of Red Marker Pty Ltd together with all vested and unvested options for shares issued by the company.
  • 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