find the latest legal job
Corporate Counsel and Company Secretary
Category: Generalists - In House | Location: Newcastle, Maitland & Hunter NSW
· Highly-respected, innovative and entrepreneurial Not-for-Profit · Competency based Board
View details
Chief Counsel and Company Secretary
Category: Generalists - In House | Location: Newcastle, Maitland & Hunter NSW
· Dynamic, high growth organisation · ASX listed market leader
View details
In-house Projects Lawyer | Renewables / Solar | 2-5 Years PQE
Category: Generalists - In House | Location: All Australia
· Help design the future · NASDAQ Listed
View details
Insurance Lawyer (3-5 PAE)
Category: Insurance and Superannuation Law | Location: Brisbane CBD & Inner Suburbs Brisbane QLD
· Dynamic organisation ·
View details
Legal Counsel
Category: Corporate and Commercial Law | Location: North Sydney NSW 2060
· 18 month fixed term contract · 3-5 years PQE with TMT exposure
View details
Sky-high deal draws global and boutique

Sky-high deal draws global and boutique

Lyndon Masters DLA Piper

DLA Piper and Norton White have advised on Bristow Helicopters’ acquisition of a major aviation operator.

Firms: DLA Piper (Bristow Group, Inc. and subsidiary Bristow Helicopters Australia Pty Ltd); Norton White (Airnorth).

Deal: Bristow has acquired an 85 per cent interest in Airnorth, the major aviation operator in northern Australia.

Value: Undisclosed

Area: M&A

Key players: The DLA team was led by corporate partner Lyndon Masters (pictured), with assistance from fellow partners Allan Drake-Brockman, Martin McEniery and Jim Holding. Special counsel Andrew Crean, special counsel Mark Baker-Jones and senior associate Fabrice Lincoln also worked on the deal.

Sydney firm Norton White advised Airnorth.

Deal significance: Bristow began operations in Australia in 1967 and is now the country’s largest provider of helicopter services to the oil and gas industry.

Bristow’s majority interest in Airnorth will provide Bristow Helicopters Australia with the ability to offer fixed-wing services to existing and new clients of its Australian and south east Asian operations.

The company began offering similar services in the UK last year following its acquisition of a 60 per cent interest in the privately-owned Eastern Airways International Limited.

DLA’s UK offices advised Bristow on the Eastern Airlines deal.

Like this story? Read more:

QLS condemns actions of disgraced lawyer as ‘stain on the profession’

NSW proposes big justice reforms to target risk of reoffending

The legal budget breakdown 2017

Sky-high deal draws global and boutique
lawyersweekly logo
Promoted content
Recommended by Spike Native Network
more from lawyers weekly
LCA president Fiona McLeod SC
Aug 17 2017
Where social fault lines meet the justice gap in Aus
After just returning from a tour of the Northern Territory, LCA president Fiona McLeod SC speaks wit...
Marriage equality flag
Aug 17 2017
ALHR backs High Court challenge to marriage equality postal vote
Australian Lawyers for Human Rights (ALHR) has voiced its support for a constitutional challenge to ...
Give advice
Aug 17 2017
A-G issues advice on judiciary’s public presence
Commonwealth Attorney-General George Brandis QC has offered his advice on the public presence of jud...
Allens managing partner Richard Spurio, image courtesy Allens' website
Jun 21 2017
Promo season at Allens
A group of lawyers at Allens have received promotions across its PNG and Australian offices. ...
May 11 2017
Partner exits for in-house role
A Victorian lawyer has left the partnership of a national firm to start a new gig with state governm...
Esteban Gomez
May 11 2017
National firm recruits ‘major asset’
A national law firm has announced it has appointed a new corporate partner who brings over 15 years'...
Nicole Rich
May 16 2017
Access to justice for young transgender Australians
Reform is looming for the process that young transgender Australians and their families must current...
Geoff Roberson
May 11 2017
The lighter side of the law: when law and comedy collide
On the face of it, there doesn’t seem to be much that is amusing about the law, writes Geoff Rober...
May 10 2017
Advocate’s immunity – without fear or without favour but not both
On 29 March 2017, the High Court handed down its decision in David Kendirjian v Eugene Lepore & ...