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Joanna Yoon

Senior Associate

Joanna Yoon
English, Korean
Practice Group

Major international and domestic clients in various sectors seek Joanna's advice on corporate matters including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, farm-in and farm-out arrangements, the foreign investment approval process (FIRB) and the Personal Property Securities Act. She focuses her practice on energy and resources transactions. 

Joanna provides seamless and pragmatic business solutions while supporting clients across all stages of a transaction, from structuring, documentation and foreign investment approval, to due diligence and general corporate governance, regulatory and compliance matters. 

She completed a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Biomedical Science (Honours) at the University of Western Australia. Joanna is admitted to practice in Australia.  Before becoming a corporate lawyer, Joanna worked as an associate for the Honourable Justice McKerracher of the Federal Court of Australia.

Representative experience

Advising an Australian public company in the oil and gas sector in relation to its potential restructure, including advice in relation to takeover provisions.

Advising Korean, Japanese, Chinese and German government owned entities in relation to acquisitions and disposals of assets in Australia, including the foreign investment review process.

Advising the Sellers in relation to the Australian aspects of the sale of WE-EF to Fagerhult.

Advising an international construction, steel and engineering company in relation its acquisition of an Australian entity and various assets in Australia and overseas.

Advising a global aviation services company on its potential acquisition for a purchase price in excess of A$620 million, including competition and foreign investment.

Advising US based ASX listed companies in relation to their regulatory disclosures and obligations under the Corporations Act and ASX Listing Rules and takeovers.

Advising AECOM in relation to the Australian aspects of its global restructure, including foreign investment approvals and corporate governance matters.

Advising DELL in relation to the Australian aspects of the sale of its global IT services business for to NTT Data for US$3 billion.

Advising a consortium on a bid to purchase various mining and exploration assets in Queensland.

Education and admissions


  • LL.B., University of Western Australia, 2010
  • BSc (BiomedSc) (Hons), University of Western Australia, 2005

Court admissions

  • High Court of Australia
  • Supreme Court of Western Australia
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