Lisa Houston

Lisa Houston

Associate
Baker McKenzie

Biography

Lisa is a senior associate in Baker McKenzie's Corporate Markets team in Brisbane.  She has recently been recognised by Australasian Lawyer in its 2020 list of Rising Stars.

Practice Focus

Lisa advises clients on a range of corporate matters, focused on mergers and acquisitions (both regulated and unregulated) and equity capital markets (including IPOs, secondary capital raisings and regulatory compliance matters). Lisa clients include ASX-listed companies, unlisted public companies, and proprietary companies across a number of different industries, including the automotive, energy and resources, and technology sectors.

Representative Legal Matters

  • A.P. Eagers Limited on its recent successful off-market takeover of Automotive Holdings Group Limited (which had a transaction value of approximately $1.2 billion) and follow-on disposals, including:
    • $106.9 million sale of its Kloster Motor Group business and associated free-hold properties
    • proposed $100 million sale of Automotive Holding Group Limited's refrigerated logistics business
  • Morgans Corporate Limited as underwriter of OptiComm Limited's $42.35 million IPO in August 2019
  • Round Oak Minerals Pty Ltd (formerly CopperChem Pty Limited), a wholly owned subsidiary of Washington H. Soul Pattinson and Company Limited, on its $73.18 million acquisition of the Jaguar mine in Western Australia, an underground high previous metal mine, from Independence Group NL
  • A.P. Eagers Limited in relation to numerous acquisitions, including its:
    • $30 million acquisition of the Crampton Automotive Group
    • $160 million acquisition of the Birrell Motor Group and associated properties
  • Retails Food Group Limited in in relation to numerous corporate governance matters
  • IntelliHR Limited on its $4.5 million IPO in January 2018
  • Superloop Limited on various capital markets transactions, including a placement and share purchase plan raising $30 million in September 2017
  • Shine Corporate Limited (Shine Lawyers) in relation to numerous acquisitions and corporate governance matters
  • Metro Mining Limited on its $52.4 million equity raising involving a institutional placement and non-renounceable entitlement offer in February 2017
  • Velocity Property Group Limited on its $10 million IPO in February 2017
  • Megaport Limited on its $25 million IPO in December 2015, with ongoing advice on various corporate governance and capital markets matters, including Megaport Limited on various capital markets transactions, including a placement and share purchase plan raising $31 million in July 2016
  • Novonix Limited (formerly GraphiteCorp Limited) on its $2 million IPO in December 2015, with ongoing advice on various capital markets and private M&A transactions. 

Professional Honors

  • Selected for Australasian Lawyer Rising Stars List 2020

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Member, Queensland Law Society
  • Member, Women Lawyers Association of Queensland 

Admissions

  • High Court of Australia~Australia (2016)
  • Supreme Court of Queensland~Australia (2016)

Education

  • University of Alberta (B.A. Political science)
  • Bond University (Juris Doctor (Hons))
  • College of Law (Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice)

Languages

  • English