Piper Alderman welcomes leading corporate partner in Melbourne


Marcus Best joins national law firm, Piper Alderman, as a corporate partner in Melbourne.

Marcus has over 30 years’ experience in corporate and equity capital markets matters, advising many Australian and international clients in IPOs, ASX listings and capital raisings, takeovers, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, and project exploration & development.

Advising both Australian and international entities, his experience spans a range of industries such as mining, agribusiness, infrastructure and private equity.

During his career, Marcus has advised and acted in high-value international transactions including the recent strategic acquisition by China’s Huayou Cobalt Co. of the Arcadia Lithium Mine Project from ASX-listed Prospect Resources; the China Nuclear Power Corporation takeover acquisition of Extract Resources’ $2 billion Husab Uranium Project and the $2 billion takeover acquisition of Australian Gas Networks (formerly Envestra).

Commenting on his decision to join Piper Alderman, Marcus said:

“I am excited to join Piper Alderman, a dynamic, collaborative and innovative firm that complements my Australian and international practice. I look forward to participating in the continued growth and success of our clients’ businesses, both in Australia and overseas.”

Marcus is a recognised lawyer in The Best Lawyers in Australia for both Corporate Law and Mining Law and a member of the Australia-China Business Council and the Australia-India Chamber of Commerce.

 Piper Alderman’s Managing Partner, Tony Britten-Jones, welcomed Marcus to the team:

“Marcus is a leading corporate lawyer and his experience in the Asian market complements our national team and international group. We are excited to welcome Marcus to our Melbourne partnership, following our other recent Melbourne partner appointments.”

The firm’s national corporate team led by partners James Dickson and James Macdonald, has been involved in a number of significant deals over the last 12 months including advising on the merger of People’s Choice Credit Union with Heritage Bank. Marcus Best’s appointment now takes the team to 14 partners across its five offices.

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