Bachelor of Laws
Bachelor of Science
Admitted as a Solicitor in New South Wales 1997
Solicitor of the Federal and High Courts of Australia 2002
Member Australian Institute of Company Directors
Member Australian Venture Capital Association Limited
Member Licensing Executives Society International
Member Intellectual Property Society of Australia and New Zealand
Jason is a partner in our Corporate and Commercial Department acting on matters in the areas of commercial, corporate and intellectual property and IT law.
Jason provides strategic and commercially sound legal and business advice to clients across the full lifecycle of their business from start up, through growth, consolidation and reorganisation phases (including intergenerational change in family owned companies) to exits. Jason has a sophisticated understanding of the drivers and requirements of businesses and their owners and with a focus on companies driven by intellectual property, has developed extensive experience in the protection and commercialisation of IP assets.
Jason’s clients include private SME businesses to large multinational organisations and government agencies. He has experience in cross border transactions having advised on and transacted deals for clients from Canada, France, UK, USA, NZ, Indonesia, Malaysia, Hong Kong and Singapore.
Jason’s work involves corporate and business structuring, business succession planning, complex private treaty mergers and acquisitions in the $10M to $100M space, venture capital and private equity arrangements, shareholder and JV arrangements, franchising and franchise systems, IP commercialisation and trade mark prosecution and defence.
What our clients say about Jason
Our family business had been operating for 87 years and throughout those years we had many challenges and achievements. The decision to sell the business after 3 generations was not taken lightly and with it came many emotional legal and financial hurdles. Jason was our legal representative throughout the process and in coordination with our financial consultants produced an outstanding result. Jason was very well suited to drive the legal process which entailed a number of family members requiring certain outcomes from the process. While conducting the negotiation process with the purchaser, Jason delivered a calm and measured approach to the needs of the family and shareholders. Jason was a highly valued member of the sale team and we look forward to continuing the working relationship that was formed throughout such an important process for the family.
Anthony Royle, Former Managing Director, Forest Coach Lines Pty Ltd
Before joining EMC as a partner in March 2017, Jason was a Special Counsel at Mills Oakley and prior to that at Sparke Helmore.