Firms: Clayton Utz (Ancon Drilling Pty Ltd), Gadens Lawyers (Geotech Drilling Pty Ltd)
Deal: Divestment of Ancon Drilling assets relating to its contract drilling business and the establishment of an unincorporated joint venture with Geotech Drilling
Key players: Melbourne corporate partner Michael Linehan led the Clayton Utz team with support from lawyers Quentin Reidy and Angela Manolakos. Melbourne senior associate Simon Bowden advised on tax aspects
Deal significance: Ancon Drilling operates out of Korumburra in Victoria and Dalby in Queensland, and provides a range of contract drilling services to the mining industry.