Quality and consistency through collaboration

Congratulations to John Toigo, Partner in our Brisbane office who has been recognised as a Best Lawyers “2023 Lawyer of the Year” in Commercial Law (Brisbane). 

John is one of Queensland’s top commercial lawyers with more than 30 years’ experience. He is well-known for specialising in commercial and corporate transactions, foreign investment as well as mining and resources. 

John has advised on many large corporate transactions including a US$1.15 billion investment in an iron ore project in WA, a $55 million sale of a medical services company to an international company, and a $200 million acquisition of shares for additional interest in a coal mine in the Hunter Valley. John advises his clients through the bidding process, due diligence and the contract negotiations. He has expertise in managing difficult transactions that involve joint ventures and company acquisitions.

Best Lawyers has been published for 39 years and now publishes top legal talent in more than 70 countries. Recognition by Best Lawyers is based entirely on peer review and their opinions of leading lawyers about the professional abilities of their colleagues within the same geographical area and legal practice area.

About Sparke Helmore

We’ve come a long way since our doors first opened in the Hunter in 1882. We’ve had an office in Sydney since the ‘60s and we recently opened our ninth office in Darwin.

We cover six key areas of law – Corporate & Commercial, Commercial Insurance, Government, Property Environment & Finance, Statutory Lines of Insurance and Workplace – with more than 30 specialised areas of expertise. We’re a truly national, full service and proudly Australian firm that delivers results through deep collaboration with our clients. Wherever our clients need us, that’s where we’ll be.

Covering a big country needs a big team—we’re more than 850 people now and still growing. And in true Australian spirit, we’re friendly, approachable and easy to work with. And when you work with one of us, you get the expertise of all of us.

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