Christopher Chin
Special Counsel
Areas of Expertise

Corporate & Advisory, Mergers & Acquisitions, Property, Franchising

Chris acts for public and private businesses, high net-worth individuals and family groups across a range of industries.

He assists clients with Mergers and Acquisitions of varying complexity and sizes including for restructures and sales of shares, units, businesses and assets.

He also advises clients on general Corporate and Advisory matters that arise from time to time during the course of business including in relation to compliance, directors, management, employees, contractors, customers, suppliers and other third parties.

Chris also has invaluable experience working on a range of Property and Franchising matters.

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Business transactions

Acting on a number of public and confidential transactions of varying complexity and sizes (from as low as $50,000 to as high as $200 million) across a range of industries (including Technology, Accounting, Construction, Financial Services, Food/Restaurant/Cafes, Franchising, Import & Export, Manufacturing, Property/Development/Real Estate and Retail/Wholesale).

Sustainable Australia Fund

Advising on the relaunch of the Sustainable Melbourne Fund as the Sustainable Australia Fund. The organisation has now expanded beyond its original Melbourne base, with a $200 million funding commitment available through Bank Australia. The Sustainable Australia Fund will now work with businesses across Australia to achieve their environmental upgrades.

Growth Factor Group

Acting for the Growth Factor Group (a Melbourne-based financier) on its acquisition of Right2Drive Pty Ltd (which operates an accident hire car business in Australia and New Zealand) from the Eclipx Group for up to A$26.5 million in fixed and contingent consideration.

Nexus Mutual

Acted for Nexus Mutual (a Melbourne-based credit union) on its merger with Beyond Bank Australia Limited (a customer-owned mutual bank).

Octopus Deploy

Acting for Octopus Deploy (a Brisbane-based technology company) on closing a $221 million investment from Insight Partners (a New York-based venture capital fund). The investment was reported as the largest Australian venture capital funding round since Insight Partners led an investment in another company in 2014.

Lion Selection Group

Acted for Lion Selection Group Limited (an ASX-listed company specialising in mining investments) on the sale of its interest in the Pani Joint Venture (which represented the largest investment in its portfolio) for a total consideration of USD$52 million (comprised of cash and scrip).