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Clifford Chance

Clifford Chance
Lance Sacks

Lance Sacks


Lance Sacks

Lance Sacks specialises in complex mergers and acquisitions transactions (including public market takeovers and schemes of arrangements), private equity, co-investment and hedge funds, venture capital and management and leveraged buy-out transactions, and capital reconstructions.

Lance has also been engaged in a large number of capital raising projects including initial public offerings, rights issues, share and debt issues, underwritings, and stock exchange listings. Lance is listed as a recognised lawyer in the area of equity capital markets in numerous publications.

Global M&A Toolkit

Bringing clarity to complex cross-border M&A, providing in-depth analysis of the M&A trends across the globe

  • Biostime International in relation to their acquisition of Swisse Wellness
  • Gateway Lifestyle in relation to its AUD$500m IPO and ASX listing
  • Wisdom Homes in relation to its disposal to Sumitomo
  • Nu Pure Water in relation to its disposal to Niagra Bottling 
  • All of the shareholders in Menulog Group Limited in relation to the AUD$855M sale to JUST EAT plc
  • Royal Dutch Shell plc on the sell-down of 9.5% of the capital ASX-listed Woodside Petroleum Ltd by way of a AUD$3.2 billion jointly underwritten block trade by Goldman Sachs and Citi
  • on its acquisition by the UK’s William Hill
  • Toga on the proposed restructure and co-investment by Singapore's Far East Orchard in its hotel management and ownership platform
  • the Lowy Family Group on the AUD$663.7 million sale of its 7.1% interest in the ASX-listed Westfield Retail Trust
  • Centrebet on its A$183 million acquisition by the UK's Sportingbet plc
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Career and qualifications

  • University of Witwatersrand (South Africa) (BCom) 1996
  • University of New South Wales (LLB) 1997
  • Admitted as a solicitor in New South Wales 1998
  • University of Sydney (LLM (Securities Law)) 2000
  • Partner, Chang, Pistilli & Simmons 2007
  • Joined Clifford Chance as a Partner 2011

Professional bodies

  • Member of the ASIC Liaison Committee on Mergers & Acquisitions/Corporate Finance and of the Football Federation Australia Disciplinary Committee