Johnson Winter & Slattery, is a major Australian and international law firm. They advise national and international corporations on legal matters regarding their business activities, challenging transactions, and tough disputes around Australia and its surround areas. Their role is to represent these major corporations on numerous landmark and transformational deals; along with complex dispute matters. Taking on such cases has ranked amongst top independent Australian law firms.

Johnson Winter & Slattery, is a law firm that is well known to appreciate their clients commercial needs. Understand their clients’ needs to offer them a grasp over the matter, and when they blend that with their legal expertise and market and commercial awareness they are able to deliver outstanding results. They work closely with their clients, and at times along side their in-house counsel to understand their objects; and to help ensure that the approach followed by Johnson Winter & Slattery is specially designed in a way that it does not interfere with the company’s objects; and offers them a timely solution.

The firm offers a higher ratio of senior lawyers than other firms, which means each client is able to engage directly with a senior lawyer. Being in touch with a tactical mind allows the client some peace of mind, and allows the senior lawyer to oversee the entire case. This means all the high steak deals and complex matters at hand are to be dealt by industry experts, with a well trained team behind them. They offer a long term partnership, which includes them taking special interest in your business and case; which allows them to offer you the most relevant expertise. As senior lawyers take on cases according to their specialty, the clients are offered need specific specialists. They understand that each assignment is different, and requires a special talent.

With offices in Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney; Johnson Winter & Slattery is all set to achieve their objectives. They have more than 62 partners, and more than 200 lawyers working under finance, business development, IT and HR. Their clients range from the ASX list, foreign corporations, privately owned enterprises, universities, industry bodies, non-profit organizations, government regulators and agencies.

The firm offers expertise in areas of commercial law, with special focus on corporate ECM/ M&A, disputes, competition, energy and resources, and finance and restructuring. They have dedicated lawyers toward employment, information technology, IP, property, tax, and media. Their international services include Australian counsel to law firms and foreign businesses, applications and advice to foreign investments. In addition, they have established links all around the world to ensure that they offer their clients global services.

They have scored thirty individual rankings in the Chamber Asia Pacific, in 2017. From a firm that established in 1993, as a boutique corporation, to a leading Australian firm that focuses on complex disputes and transactions.

Expertise and areas of practice

  • Competition/Antitrust
  • Corporate (M&A/ECM)
  • Corporate Governance
  • Debt Finance
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Employment
  • Energy & Resources
  • Foreign Investment
  • Funds Management
  • Intellectual Property & IT
  • JWS Consulting
  • Media
  • Private Equity
  • Projects & Construction
  • Regulatory
  • Restructuring & Insolvency
  • Tax

Industry sectors they work with

  • Agribusiness
  • Aviation & Transport
  • Consumer Goods
  • Education
  • Electricity
  • Financial Services
  • Forestry
  • Gaming
  • Infrastructure
  • Insurance
  • IT & Communications
  • Major Projects
  • Media & Entertainment
  • Mining
  • Oil & Gas
  • Private Equity & Venture Capital
  • Property Investment
  • Wine & Beverages