Waldo Jones is the partner that heads up the Firm’s Australia practice and has been resident in Australia for twenty-seven of the thirty-two years he has been with the Firm. Mr. Jones advises numerous U.S. and non-U.S. corporations and broker-dealers and non-U.S. governments on a wide range of securities, M&A, project finance, bank finance, privatization, liability management, restructuring, venture capital and joint venture transactions.
Securities offerings have included a variety of SEC-registered and private offerings of equity, debt (secured and unsecured), hybrid securities, convertible securities, medium-term notes, extendible notes, high-yield debt and commercial paper of various governmental and corporate issuers in a wide range of industries. Mr. Jones has also advised extensively on M&A and on corporate governance, U.S. securities law compliance, particularly matters arising under SEC’s cross-border tender offer rules, the Sarbanes-Oxley Act and related SEC and U.S. stock exchange rules.
Mr. Jones has been consecutively ranked as a Band 1 lawyer in Capital Markets: U.S. law in Australia by Chambers in the past decade. He is also constantly recognized in capital markets, M&A, private equity and reorganization by Best Lawyers in Australia, Who’s Who Legal and Legal 500 Asia Pacific.