Magic Circle M&A veteran joins Gilbert + Tobin

By Tony Zhang|03 August 2020
Susannah Macknay

Gilbert + Tobin has appointed a new partner to bolster their corporate M&A team in Melbourne, effective 1 August 2020.

Gilbert + Tobin has welcomed partner Susannah Macknay to the corporate M&A team in Melbourne.


Ms Macknay specialises in mergers and acquisitions and equity capital markets transactions for corporate and private equity clients. She also has deep experience in advising listed companies on corporate governance matters and responding to shareholder activism campaigns.

“We are excited that a lawyer of Susannah’s calibre has chosen to join G+T,” Neil Pathak, co-head of the M&A/corporate group, commented.


“Susannah’s commercial and technical excellence and dedication to clients will only strengthen our [M&A] team.”

Ms Macknay returns to Australia from the London office of Slaughter and May, one of the world’s pre-eminent corporate law firms. Ms Macknay had been a partner at Slaughter and May from 2014.

Her practice focuses on public and private M&A, with particular experience in cross-border transactions and the financial services and telecommunications sectors.

Ms Macknay’s recent experience includes advising Vodafone Group plc on the €19 billion acquisition of Liberty Global’s businesses in Germany and CEE, the largest telecommunications deal in Europe for a decade, and advising Prudential plc on the demerger of M&G plc to create two FTSE 100 companies.

In joining the G+T Melbourne team, Ms Macknay said she was delighted to be joining G+T’s market-leading M&A team in Australia.

“I look forward to bringing my international experience to advising clients on their most significant corporate transactions,” she said.

Magic Circle M&A veteran joins Gilbert + Tobin
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