Matthew Johnson has a wealth of experience in the area of mergers and acquisitions and securities law. He advises on a wide range of domestic and cross-border transactional and corporate advisory matters. Mr Johnson has experience advising bidders and target companies on M&A (takeovers and schemes of arrangement) of public-listed companies, unlisted entities and business/asset acquisitions and divestments; advising companies and investors on domestic and international equity and debt capital raisings including IPOs, dual listings, share placements, rights issues, convertible notes and other securities. He also advises on a range of corporate matters including commercial and contractual matters, corporate governance and regulatory compliance issues. Mr Johnson has a depth of international experience and advises both foreign bidders and investors as well as Australian targets and issuer companies, leading to his significant in-depth knowledge in the application of Australian foreign investment policy and legislation including Australian Foreign Investment Review Board process, decisions and settlement of conditions. Mr Johnson is also the only Western Australian member of the national FIRB committee of the Law Council of Australia. He is named in Best Lawyers List in Equity Capital Markets, Mergers and Acquisitions, Corporate Governance, Corporate, Commercial, Natural Resources and Mining categories. Mr Johnson is rated as an Acritas Star – independently rated lawyer.