Xavier Keary

Xavier Keary

Associate, Sydney

Email xavier.keary@​hoganlovells.com

Phone +61 2 9093 3524

Fax +61 2 9093 3559


Practice groupCorporate

Xavier is a Corporate Associate in our Sydney office, where he primarily advises on public and private mergers and acquisitions and securities law. His practice encompasses both domestic and cross-border transactional and corporate advisory work, with a focus on the information technology and energy and natural resources sectors.

Xavier has acted for clients ranging from start-ups to global industry leaders on matters including initial public offerings and equity raisings, schemes of arrangement and takeovers (including applications to the Takeovers Panel), business/asset acquisitions and divestments, privatisations, corporate reorganisations and reconstructions, as well as regulatory compliance and general corporate advice.

Xavier is recognised by his clients for his commercial approach, pragmatic attitude and his ability to work collaboratively with clients, regulators and other stakeholders to deliver results.

Education and admissions


Bachelor of Law (Honours), University of Queensland

Bachelor of Commerce (Finance), University of Queensland

Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice, Australian National University

Bar admissions and qualifications


Representative experience

Oracle Corporation in its $1.6 billion takeover of ASX-listed Aconex by scheme of arrangement

Photon Energy in its 1.14 GWp joint solar project with Nasdaq-listed Canadian Solar, with budgeted construction costs of $1.4 billion across the five sites

Elastagen, a clinical stage medical device company, in its acquisition by Allergan, a leading global biopharmaceutical company, for up to US$260 million

Lead Associate on the initial public offering and ASX listing of Simble Solutions, an enterprise SaaS company focused on business and resource management

Diversa, an ASX listed financial services company, in its takeover by OneVue Holdings by scheme of arrangement, with a combined value of $177 million

Metro Mining, an ASX-listed bauxite mining company, in its successful takeover bid for Gulf Alumina (including Takeovers Panel proceedings)

Corporate Travel Management on its $71 million renounceable rights issue and associated business acquisitions

A global leader in high tech engineering and construction in a confidential global reorganisation and reconstruction

ASX-listed Carbon Energy in its recapitalisation by way of deed of company arrangement

RPMGlobal, an ASX-listed mining software and consultancy company, in its acquisition of iSolutions, a global mining asset management software developer

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