Lance Sacks

Lance Sacks

Baker & McKenzie


Lance is a corporate lawyer, working with clients on many complex mergers and acquisitions transactions (including public market takeovers and schemes of arrangements), private M&A (both sell and buy side), private equity, funds management and capital raisings.

Practice Focus

Lance is a corporate partner in the Sydney office of Baker McKenzie specialising in mergers and acquisitions, private equity, capital markets and funds management.

Representative Legal Matters

  • Advised ASX-listed PointsBet Holdings Limited on the sale of its USA business and associated technology to Fanatics. 
  • Advised Tasman Capital and GIC on the sale of the Serenitas lifestyle communities platform to PEP and Mirvac for over AUD 1 billion.
  • Advised Shell on its exit from Pakistan via a sale to Saudi WAFI Energy.
  • Advised ASX-listed Empire Energy in connection with all of its activities in the Beetaloo Basin.
  • Advised RGT Capital on its acquisition of Young Henry brewing and the proposed acquisition of Tribe brewing.
  • Advised Brazilian global personal care cosmetics group Natura & Co on the Australian aspects of the sale of Australian luxury cosmetics brand Aesop to L’Oreal for USD 2.53 billion (AUD 3.7 billion), in the biggest deal for a luxury brand in Australian history.
  • Advised Finite Group (specialist provider of technology and IT recruitment) on its sale to Randstad NV (the global leader in the HR services industry).
  • Advised RGT Group on its sale of AxiCorp Financial Services (a global player in the FX and CFD industry).
  • Advised Australian Village Management on the sale of The Village youth hostel and backpacker accommodation management and property platform to KKR.
  • Advised Shell Australia on the strategic acquisition and joint venture with WestWind Australia, a wind developer with over 4GW pipeline of wind farm projects in Australia.

Professional Honors

  • Lance is recognised as one of the Best Lawyers in Australia in Mergers & Acquisitions, 2023 Edition
  • Lance is ranked as 'Highly Regarded' in M&A and Private Equity in IFLR 1000 2020 Edition.
  • Lance is also recognised as one of the Best Lawyers in Australia in Mergers & Acquisitions, 2022 Edition

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Member of the ASIC Liaison Committee on Mergers & Acquisitions/Corporate Finance
  • Member of the Football Federation Australia's Judicial Bodies


  • Supreme Court of New South Wales~Australia (1998)


  • University of Sydney (Master of Law specialising in securities law)


  • English