Jones Day welcomes M&A partner Shannon Finch to Sydney Office
Ms. Finch brings to Jones Day extensive experience in capital markets transactions, including IPO's, retail bonds, dual-tracks and crowdfunding; public mergers, acquisitions and restructures; corporate governance, including matters relating to directors' duties and shareholder activism; and listed entities and securities law.
"Our M&A team in the Asia Pacific region will benefit immediately from the addition of an experienced professional like Shannon," said Lyle Ganske, who leads Jones Day's global M&A Practice. "She comes to us with a very strong reputation as a lawyer who truly understands a client's needs and effectively represents their interests. I look forward to her contributions and I welcome her to Jones Day."
Added John Emmerig, Partner-in-Charge of Jones Day's Sydney Office, "Shannon’s arrival continues Jones Day’s focus on recruiting global class practitioners to ensure that we provide our clients with access to the best legal talent in the region. She joins a highly successful Sydney Office and Australian practice, and is another great addition to our team. Shannon’s depth and quality of experience in M&A, corporate fundraising activities, and restructuring will provide our clients with an outstanding degree of flexibility and insight that will add value in achieving their business goals."
Ms. Finch has advised on numerous government privatizations, private equity investments, and cross-border transactions including inbound and outbound investments from China and the United States.
"We are very pleased that Shannon is joining us in Sydney," said Chris Ahern, Jones Day's Partner-in-Charge of Australia and Japan. "She brings a thorough understanding of the complexities involved with transactions in the region, and represents substantial additional value to what is already a very strong group of M&A lawyers."
Ms. Finch is a guest lecturer on securities law and disclosure regulation masters courses at the University of Sydney and University of NSW. She is a regular speaker at equity capital markets, global M&A, hybrids, directors' duties, and securities law conferences.
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