Virginia Waterhouse specialises in mergers and acquisitions, corporate reconstructions and capital market transactions. She routinely advises clients on corporate governance issues, including ASX Listing Rules and Corporations Act requirements.
Virginia has extensive experience in fields encompassing technology, infrastructure, energy and resources. She regularly acts for both bidders and issuers in both regulated and unregulated capital raisings.
Virginia has been named by The Australian Financial Review’s Best Lawyers® as a leading lawyer in the areas of Commercial Law, Corporate Law and Corporate/Governance Practice for the past 6 years and has been listed in Band 1 for Corporate Governance in Chambers.
As principal adviser to the NRMA during their de-mutualisation process, Virginia advised on strategic and governance issues throughout a period of board destabilisation, including issues surrounding hostile shareholders.
Virginia routinely advises large listed and unlisted public companies in relation to their governance compliance and stakeholder management including proxy solicitation and critical board governance issues including directors duties and obligations arising under the Corporations Act 2001 and regulatory guidelines.
These clients include Watpac, Metro Property Group Limited, Vale Australia, Hibiscus, Carpentaria Exploration and Shandong Tianye Limited.
Notable governance advisory roles include: