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Isaac West advises a broad range of listed and unlisted clients in M&A and capital raisings, with a focus on companies in the resources and agribusiness sectors.

Isaac recently advised Coronado Coal on its $700 million acquisition of the Curragh coal mine from Wesfarmers.

Prior to joining Jones Day in 2017, Isaac advised the Queensland Investment Corporation (QIC) on its acquisition of a controlling interest in The North Australia Pastoral Company (NAPCO), which manages 5.8 million hectares and approximately 180,000 head of cattle across Queensland and the Northern Territory, and also advised the New Zealand Superannuation Fund on its first Australian farm investment into seedstock producer Palgrove. He also has a strong track record in resources, having acted for the Queensland Gas Company during its $5.2 billion on-market takeover, ERM Power on its $100 million initial public offering and listing on ASX, and PanAust Limited in its $358 million capital raising.


  • UPL acquires Arysta LifeScience from Platform Specialty Products Corporation for $4.2 billionJones Day advised UPL Limited ("UPL"), a leading global generic agrochemical company based in India, in connection with its subsidiary, UPL Corporation Limited’s, US$4.2 billion acquisition and related $3 billion term financing of Arysta Lifescience Inc. (“Arysta”), a global provider of crop protection solutions, including bio-solutions and seed treatment, from NYSE listed Platform Specialty Products Corporation (“Platform”).
  • 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).
  • Orocobre Limited secures AUD$361 million funding through private placement and underwritten accelerated entitlement offerJones Day represented Orocobre Limited, a leading lithium chemicals producer, in connection with its AUD$361 million capital raising, comprising of a AUD$282 million private placement to Toyota Tsusho Corporation and an underwritten entitlement offer raising AUD$79 million.
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