Benny H.Sham

Of Counsel

Brisbane + 61.7.3085.7022

Benny Sham advises clients in all areas of general corporate and commercial law, with a particular focus on M&A and equity capital markets transactions. For 10 years, he has advised Australian and offshore clients on IPOs and backdoor listings, capital raisings (including placements and rights issues for ASX-listed companies), public takeovers, and private acquisitions across a variety of industries, including health sciences, hospitality, resources, automotive, and technology.

Benny also has a background in intellectual property and technology law and has advised clients on a range of front end IP/IT matters including trademark advice, licensing of intellectual property, commercial IT contracts, privacy issues, and franchising.

He is a member of the Queensland Law Society Technology and Intellectual Property Law Committee.


  • Sheffield Resources forms joint venture with Yansteel on Thunderbird Mineral Sands ProjectJones Day advised Sheffield Resources Limited (Sheffield) (ASX: SFX) on the formation of a joint venture with Yansteel on the Thunderbird Mineral Sands Project.
  • Verbrec acquires Energy Infrastructure ManagementJones Day advised Verbrec Ltd (formally known as LogiCamms) in its acquisition of Energy Infrastructure Management for just over AU$10 million.
  • MAAS Group Holdings Limited (MAAS) completes A$145.6 million IPO on Australian Securities ExchangeJones Day advised MAAS Group Holdings Limited (MAAS) in connection with its A$145.6 million initial public offering on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX).
  • Five9 acquires Inference Technologies GroupJones Day advised Five9, Inc. in its acquisition of Inference Technologies Group, Inc., a leading global provider of Intelligent Virtual Agents for sales and service organizations.
  • QIC takes AUD$128.47 million cornerstone stake in AUD$1.286 billion IPO of Dalrymple Bay Coal TerminalJones Day advised QIC Ltd in connection with its cornerstone investment in the proposed AUD$1.286 billion initial public offering on the Australian Securities Exchange of Dalrymple Bay Infrastructure Limited (DBI), the owner of the Dalrymple Bay Coal Terminal (DBCT) in Queensland, Australia, which is the world’s largest metallurgical coal export terminal.
  • Orocobre raises A$156 million by way of placement and share purchase planJones Day advised Orocobre Limited, a dual ASX and TSX-listed lithium chemicals producer, on a A$156 million capital raising by way of a fully underwritten placement to institutional investors of A$126 million and non-underwritten share purchase plan to shareholders in Australia and New Zealand of up to A$30 million.
  • Sheffield Resources completes A$12.9 million placement of Ordinary Shares by YansteelJones Day advised Sheffield Resources Limited (ASX: SFX) (Sheffield), a mineral sands-focused explorer and developer headquartered in Perth, Western Australia, in connection with a placement of shares to YGH Australia Investment Pty Ltd (Yansteel) for A$12.9 million.
  • Tessara Therapeutics raises A$2.7 millionJones Day represented Tessara Therapeutics Pty Ltd, a Melbourne-based biotechnology company developing human mimetic brain tissues, in connection with its capital raising round which successfully raised A$2.7 million by way of issue of convertible notes and new shares.
  • Benitec Biopharma redomiciled to U.S.Jones Day advised Benitec Biopharma Limited (ASX and NASDAQ listed) ("Benitec Australia") in its redomiciliation from Australia to the U.S. pursuant to a statutory scheme of arrangement under Australian law (the "Scheme").
  • GARDA Capital internalization proposal from GARDA Diversified Property FundJones Day advised the GARDA Capital Group, which entered into a scheme implementation deed with the GARDA Diversified Property Fund (the "Fund") pursuant to which the Fund internalized its current external management functions and created a new diversified property group.
  • Silver Chef to be acquired by private equity firm Next CapitalJones Day is advising ASX-listed hospitality equipment financier Silver Chef Limited on its acquisition by a consortium of investors under the leadership of private equity firm Next Capital.
  • National Veterinary Care completes A$18 million institutional placementJones Day represented National Veterinary Care Limited, an operator of a network of veterinary clinics, in connection with an A$18 million (US$12.8 million) institutional placement of Ordinary Shares.
  • MMRW Holding Pty Ltd partially underwrites A$3.98 million rights issue by Ennox Group LimitedJones Day represented MMRW Holding Pty Ltd in connection with its partial underwriting of the A$3.98 million (approximately US$2.87 million) rights issue by Ennox Group Limited, a fund management and investment company.
  • 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.
  • 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).
  • Invion enters into strategic alliance with The Cho GroupJones Day represented Invion Limited, an ASX listed life sciences company, in a strategic alliance with The Cho Group, a Hong Kong-based group that funds and has successfully commercialized a number of unique and advanced technologies, pursuant to which Invion acquired exclusive rights to proprietary photodynamic therapy technology for the treatment of cancer developed by The Cho Group.
  • Rision raises $1.5 million by way of share placements and convertible loanJones Day represented Rision Limited, an ASX listed company which operates a staff planning, roster, and communication platform for corporate entities, in connection with its $1.5 million capital raising by way of a placement of shares to Chapmans Limited and other sophisticated investors, as well as a convertible loan from Chapmans Limited.
  • Orocobre Limited secures A$361 million funding through private placement and underwritten accelerated entitlement offerJones Day represented Orocobre Limited, a leading lithium chemicals producer, in connection with its A$361 million capital raising, comprising of a A$282 million private placement to Toyota Tsusho Corporation and an underwritten entitlement offer raising A$79 million.
  • Central Petroleum unanimously recommends improved Macquarie MPVD proposal for purchase for A$81 million plus potential A$90 million by way of contingent value notesJones Day is advising Central Petroleum Limited in a proposed offer for the company by Macquarie MPVD Pty Limited, a subsidiary of Macquarie Group, for A$81 million plus a potential A$90 million by way of contingent value notes.
  • Buderim issues securitiesJones Day represented Buderim Group Limited, food processor and one of the world’s finest ginger producers, in connection with its issuance of shares and Convertible Notes to Asia Mark Development and Wattle Hill RHC Fund 1 SPV1 L.P. followed by an underwritten rights issue.
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