Adam Brooks is an experienced and regarded corporate, commercial, and mergers and acquisitions (including capital markets) lawyer. In addition to his legal practice, Adam is the Office Leader of the Melbourne office of Thomson Geer.
Adam’s clients span the listed and private, the domestic and international.
Adam has the relatively rare perspective of regularly acting on different “sides” of major transactions; from buyer to seller, from bidder to target, from funder to management team, and from minority shareholder to controller.
Adam holds a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and a Master of Laws. He is also a 2013 graduate of Leadership Victoria’s Williamson Community Leadership Program, and is director and company secretary of The Big Issue. Adam is a Senior Fellow of FINSIA and holds their Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and Investment.
Adam has been recognised by The Legal 500 Asia Pacific as a recommended lawyer (2017 – 2021) in the area of Corporate and Mergers and Acquisitions within Australia. Adam has been recognised in Doyle’s Guide as a leading lawyer in Corporate & Commercial law (2018) and Corporate/M&A law (2016 – 2017); and a recommended lawyer in Corporate law (2013, 2015, 2018 – 2021) and Business & Commercial law (2021) in Victoria.
Adam Brooks recent experience includes:
- Advising an investment vehicle holding a 6.5% interest in Sydney Airport on a A$1.2 billion restructuring of their shareholding. The transaction allowed Sydney Airport Holdings Ltd to increase its ownership to 100% of Sydney Airport by buying out the investment vehicle’s stake.
- Acting for the listed investment company Lion Selection Group Limited on the design and implementation of its Lion Plan, which included advising Lion in respect of revised management arrangements with its in house manager, the issue of bonus options to existing shareholders, and a compliance listing on the ASX.
- Acting for an Australian superannuation fund on its intervention (including in the Takeovers Panel) in the bid made by IMC Resources for fund investee LinQ Resources Trust.