Steven Glanz — one of the Firm’s most senior M&A partners — serves as chairman of Baker McKenzie's Asia-Pacific M&A Committee.
Steven Glanz is one of the Firm's most senior Mergers & Acquisitions partners. He joined Baker McKenzie in 1978 and worked in the Firm’s New York office from 1981 to 1982. Steven became a partner in 1984, he was the Managing Partner for Australia from 1991 to 1995 and was until recently the Chairman of the Firm’s Asia Pacific M&A Committee.
Steven is highly experienced in all aspects of corporate takeovers and divestments across the Australian and the Asia Pacific market, and in major capital markets transactions.
Representative Legal Matters
Advising Washington H Soul Pattinson & Company Ltd on a shareholder dispute with Perpetual Limited and Carnegie Group.
Advising Altamont Capital Partners on its A$395 million recapitalisation of Billabong and acquisition of the Dakine brand from Billabong.
Advising Passport Capital on complex pre-bid option arrangements with Rio Tinto in relation to Rio Tinto's off market takeover bid for Riversdale Mining.
Acting for Transfield Services Limited on the sale of TSI Fund to Ratchaburi Electricity Generating Holding PCL.
Advising Mitr Pohl on its A$313 million takeover bid for MSF Sugar Limited.
Advising iSOFT Group Limited on the A$480 million takeover by Computer Sciences Corporation.
Acting for Asahi on the acquisition of Cadbury Schweppes's Australian beverages business.
Advising New Hope Corporation Limited on the A$2.45 billion sale of the New Saraji Coal Project to the BHP Billiton Mitsubishi Alliance.
Advising Billiton Plc in connection with the proposed acquisition of CSR’s and AMP’s interests in the Gove bauxite and alumina operation in the Northern Territory for approximately A$700 million.
Acting on the takeover of Mayne Pharma by Hospira, Inc for A$2.2 billion.
Leading Lawyer - Mergers & Acquisitions, IFLR 2013
Leading Individual - Corporate/M&A, Chambers Asia Pacific, 2013
Leading Individual - Capital Markets, Asia Pacific Legal 500, 2013
Professional Associations and Memberships
- American Chamber of Commerce - Governor
- ASIC - Mergers & Acquisitions Liaison Committee
- High Court of Australia~Australia (1987)
- Victoria~Australia (1984)
- New South Wales~Australia (1978)
- Columbia University (New York) (LL.M.) (1981)
- University of New South Wales (LL.B.) (1977)
- University of New South Wales (B.Com.) (1975)
- New York
Author, "High Court rules that in certain circumstances a company could only have preference shares on issue," Keeping Good Companies, RMIT Publishing, August 2013