Pia graduated from the University of Western Australia with a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Arts in 2008 and was admitted to the Supreme Court of Western Australia in April 2010 while working at a national firm. Pia joined Steinepreis Paganin in October 2010 and worked at the firm from 2010 to 2013 as a Solicitor and an Associate, before undertaking a two-year role at an independent commercial firm in Adelaide. Pia returned to Steinepreis Paganin at the beginning of 2015.
Pia was appointed as a Senior Associate in 2016 and has a wide range of experience in corporate and commercial matters including capital raisings (IPOs, backdoor listings and secondary capital raisings), mergers and acquisitions (takeovers and schemes of arrangement) and de-mergers.
Pia’s practice areas also include corporate restructures and recapitalisations of listed entities, corporate governance and shareholder meetings, commercial drafting and due diligence investigations. She also regularly assists clients with compliance requirements and company secretarial functions and advises them on matters relating to the ASX Listing Rules and the Corporations Act. Pia also has a wealth of experience in the mining and resources sector including advising on the acquisition and disposal of mining projects, joint venture agreements and farm-in agreements and preparation of independent solicitor’s reports.
Matt is a highly experienced corporate and commercial lawyer.
Matt has extensive experience advising clients on public company takeovers and schemes of arrangement, private M&A transactions, capital raisings (including IPOs, backdoor listings, rights issues and other secondary raisings) and spin-outs and demergers. His other areas of practice include preparation of material for shareholders meetings, due diligence investigations and corporate governance and compliance matters. Matt also has experience in mining and resources transactions including joint venture agreements and acquisitions and disposals of mining assets.
Matt commenced with Steinepreis Paganin as a Senior Associate in February 2018, and prior to that had over 10 years’ experience in the M&A/Capital Markets team of a major national law firm in Sydney and Perth. Matt graduated from Murdoch University with a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Commerce in 2002 and was admitted to the Supreme Court of New South Wales in 2003 and the Supreme Court of Western Australia in 2004.
Steinepreis Paganin would also like to congratulate other members of the team on their promotions from 1 July 2021