Shannon Finch is a corporate and mergers & acquisitions partner of King & Wood Mallesons, and joint co-ordinator of the firm's Public Companies team. Shannon is also Partner in Charge of the Sydney office.
Shannon specialises in mergers & acquisitions, capital markets, restructuring, privatisations and corporate governance. She advises boards, companies and investment banks on major transactions and on mid-market or emerging enterprise deals, across a number of sectors including financial services, energy and resources, property, infrastructure, agribusiness and life sciences. Shannon has significant expertise liaising with key regulators including ASIC, ASX and the Foreign Investments Review Board and her experience includes significant work with government.
Shannon is recognised as a leading lawyer in Equity Capital Markets and High Yield Products by Best Lawyers International, and in Equity Capital Markets in Chambers Global, Asia Pacific Legal 500; PLC Which Lawyer Handbook; PLC Cross Border Capital Markets Handbook; PLC Global Counsel 3000 and IFLR 1000. Chambers Global Guide 2010 described Shannon as "highly regarded, Shannon Finch impresses with her technical expertise and approachability".
She is a regular speaker at Equity Capital Markets, Global M&A, Hybrids, Directors Duties and Securities Law conferences, and is a guest-lecturer on securities and disclosure laws at the University of Sydney, University of NSW and Monash University.