First-ever cohort of the best dealmakers in Australia and New Zealand unveiled

The inaugural 25 winners did remarkable work in M&A and the debt and equity markets, among others

First-ever cohort of the best dealmakers in Australia and New Zealand unveiled

The first-ever batch of Dealmakers of the Year has been announced by Australasian Lawyer and NZ Lawyer.

Those who were part of the illustrious group showcased an impressive array of skills in their work on both domestic and global deals, which involved complex matters and spanned multiple jurisdictions.

“Every transaction has its stressful moments; it’s important as a key adviser on the transaction to be balanced and less emotional than the parties who are actually invested”, explained Dealmaker of the Year Ilan Kraus, who works with Maddocks.

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“You get used to moving from transaction to transaction, but at the same time, it’s critical to show the clients that you care”.

MinterEllisonRuddWatts’ Mark Forman, another Dealmaker of the Year, enjoys working with big deals.

“Those larger deals are always exciting, as it really allows you to focus on what matters because the small stuff on those bigger deals tends to get lost in the margins, so the really complex and difficult issues become super important”, he said.

To find out who else made history, the full list of winners is here.

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