Isaac West advises listed and unlisted clients in M&A and capital raisings in a broad range of industries.
Isaac recently acted for the Queensland Investment Corporation (QIC) on its debt and equity investment and participation on behalf of the State of Queensland in the recapitalization and acquisition out of administration of Australia's second largest airline, Virgin Australia, by Bain Capital (Mergermarket's M&A Deal of the Year for 2020). He also advised QIC on its cornerstone investment in the initial public offering (IPO) of Dalrymple Bay Infrastructure Limited.
Isaac has extensive experience in resources and agribusiness, having advised ASX-listed Coronado Global Resources on its $700 million acquisition of the Curragh coal mine from Wesfarmers and Sheffield Resources on the $130 million disposal of a joint venture interest in the Thunderbird Mineral Sands Project. He has advised on numerous agribusiness acquisitions for AAM Investment Group across South Australia, New South Wales, Queensland, and the Northern Territory.
Prior to joining Jones Day in 2017, Isaac advised 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 joined the Firm with 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 IPO and listing on ASX, and PanAust Limited in its $358 million capital raising.
The following represents experience acquired prior to joining Jones Day.
Acted for ASX-listed Diversa Limited on its acquisition by OneVue Holdings Limited by scheme of arrangement.
Acted for One Key Resources on its sale to U.K.-based global workplace solutions provider Fircroft.
Acted for Mackay Sugar Limited, Isis Central Sugar Milling Company Limited, and Bundaberg Sugar Limited on their attempted restructuring of Queensland Sugar Limited by amending the constitution of that company and seeking associated court declarations.
Acted for Mackay Sugar Limited on a variety of corporate and commercial matters over many years, including toll crushing arrangements with MSF Limited, cane supply agreements, the effects of "Grower Choice" legislation, the acquisition of the Mossman sugar mill, and a joint venture with Black River Asset Management.
Acted for ASX-listed Cardno Limited on its proportional takeover by Crescent Capital Partners.
Acted for Proterra Investment Partners (previously Black River Asset Management) on a number of acquisitions and establishment of investment vehicles and joint venture arrangements in various subsidiaries.
Acted for ASX-listed Mitchell Services Limited on multiple capital raisings and asset acquisitions from Tom Browne Drilling Services and Nitro Drilling (both in receivership).
Acted for New South Wales Sugar Milling Co-operative on various commercial matters including the sale (in receivership) of cogeneration plants jointly owned with Delta Electricity and the merger of its NSW sugar's milling operations with Manildra Group.
Acted for ASX-listed Silver Chef Limited on amendments to its corporate bond terms and multiple capital raisings, including its recent accelerated nonrenounceable entitlement offer to raise $30 million.
Acted for ASX-listed Data #3 Limited on its acquisitions of Discovery Technology and Business Aspect Group.
Acted for NASDAQ-listed Pool Corporation on its entry into the Australian market through the acquisition of Pool Systems.
Acted for Queensland Gas Company (QGC) on its takeovers of Roma Petroleum NL & Sunshine Gas Company and its subsequent $5.2 billion takeover by British Gas.
Acted for ASX-listed Ausenco Limited on its underwritten accelerated rights issue.
Acted for ERM Power Limited on its initial public offering and ASX listing.
Acted for ASX-listed New Hope Corporation Limited on its off-market takeover of Bridgeport Energy Limited.
Acted for graphite explorer Opirus Minerals on its acquisition by ASX-listed Lamboo Resources Limited.
Acted for ASX-listed Senex Energy Limited in relation to its $155 million capital raising and $76 million takeover of Stuart Petroleum Limited.
Acted for ASX-listed PanAust Limited on its $358 million capital raising and joint venture arrangements for the Inca de Oro project in Chile.
Acted for Pure Metals Limited on its acquisition of a 40 percent interest in the Hawsons Iron Ore Project (a joint venture with Carpentaria Exploration Limited).
Acted for Texas, U.S.-based Maverick Drilling and Exploration Limited on its initial public offering and ASX listing.
Acted for Morgans Corporate Limited as underwriter to various capital raisings.
Acted for National Australia Bank and the Queensland Rural Adjustment Authority and a number of project participants in relation to carbon projects carried out under the Carbon Farming Initiative.
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- Griffith University (Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice, Skills and Ethics 2007; Award for Academic Excellence); University of Queensland (Bachelor of Economics and Bachelor of Laws 2006; Dean's Commendation for High Achievement; Dean's Honour Roll)
- Supreme Court of Queensland
Doyle's Guide — ranked as a Leading Corporate Lawyer ("recommended" category) in 2016 to 2020 in the leading Queensland corporate lawyers category
Best Lawyers — Brisbane for Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law (2018 to 2023), and Agriculture & Rural Affairs (2021 to 2023)