Our Team

Alis­tair Jaque

Part­ner, Com­mer­cial, Cor­po­rate

As a part­ner in the cor­po­rate law team I pride myself on get­ting the best deal out­come for my clients. My career start­ed out in the Unit­ed King­dom in 1995 where I worked for a num­ber of City law firms in Lon­don for nine years. I then moved to Aus­tralia where I worked for a glob­al firm in their pri­vate equi­ty group for two years before join­ing Swaab. I was named Deal Mak­er of the Year 2012 by Finance Month­ly for my work on var­i­ous acqui­si­tions for a pub­licly list­ed com­pa­ny in the IT ser­vices sector.


I have pro­vid­ed advice to clients in a wide range of indus­try sec­tors, includ­ing finan­cial ser­vices, prop­er­ty, tech­nol­o­gy, trans­port, insur­ance, man­u­fac­tur­ing, resources, freight and retail services.

  • Advis­ing Zen­ovia on its acqui­si­tion of the Brand­screen media busi­ness from administrators
  • Advis­ing list­ed min­ing ser­vices com­pa­ny, Sub Zero Group Lim­it­ed, on its $22 mil­lion refi­nanc­ing with Mac­quar­ie Bank Limited
  • Advis­ing a Chi­nese invest­ment com­pa­ny on its debt and equi­ty invest­ment in an organ­ic baby food busi­ness in Australia
  • Advis­ing Australia’s largest pri­vate­ly owned insur­ance bro­ker Cov­er­force on the acqui­si­tion of Aus­tralian insur­ance bro­ker MA Risk Solutions
  • Advis­ing Plaut IT Aus­tralia on its acqui­si­tion of Base­lin­er, an off­shore ser­vice provider in Malaysia
  • Advis­ing IT solu­tions com­pa­ny, UXC Lim­it­ed, on its acqui­si­tions of Stream Tech­nolo­gies Pty Ltd, Key­stone Man­age­ment Solu­tions Pty Ltd and White Labelled Pty Ltd
  • Advis­ing Inovia Hold­ings Pty Lim­it­ed (the largest non-law firm provider of inter­na­tion­al patent fil­ing solu­tions glob­al­ly) on the acqui­si­tion by UK com­pa­ny, RWS Hold­ings plc, of the Inovia busi­ness for US$31 million
  • Advis­ing pri­vate equi­ty group, Yarra Cap­i­tal Part­ners, on its acqui­si­tion of the Bag­Trans Group, a spe­cial­ist provider of high com­plex­i­ty logis­tics services
  • Advis­ing UK rail haulage com­pa­ny, Freight­lin­er, on its 10 year haulage agree­ment with a glob­al min­ing com­pa­ny to trans­port coal from Hunter Val­ley mines to Newcastle
  • Act­ing on the $5 mil­lion acqui­si­tion of a finan­cial plan­ning busi­ness and the invest­ment in the pur­chas­er by a glob­al finan­cial ser­vices company.


  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Private equity investments
  • Management and leveraged buyouts
  • Corporate governance advice for ASX and private companies
  • Listings and IPOs of public companies
  • Capital raisings (equity and debt)
  • Joint ventures
  • Transaction and business structuring
  • Corporate reconstructions
  • Due diligence reports
  • Compliance reviews and manuals
  • Insolvency

Roles, memberships and education

  • Bachelor of Law 1991 University of Liverpool, England
  • Law Society Finals 1992 College of Law, Chester, England
  • Admitted to the Supreme Court of England & Wales 1995
  • Admitted to the Supreme Court of New South Wales 2005