Luke is a Special Counsel in HopgoodGanim's Corporate practice.
Luke specialises in public mergers and acquisitions, with particular expertise in company takeovers and takeover defence. Luke’s key experience includes advising Cardinal Resources Limited (ASX,TSX:CDV) in its A$565 million auction for control between four competing bidders, advising Brisbane Markets Limited on its successful defence of a A$145 million hostile takeover bid and advising Orbis Gold Limited (ASX:OBS) on the A$180 million agreed revised takeover bid by SEMAFO Inc (TSX:SMF).
Luke also regularly advises on capital markets (IPOs and secondary capital raisings) and private M&A, together with all other aspects of corporate and securities law.
Luke holds degrees in Laws (First Class Honours) and Applied Science from the Queensland University of Technology. He is admitted to the Supreme Court of Queensland and the High Court of Australia and holds a graduate diploma in legal practice from the College of Law.
Luke is also a key member of HopgoodGanim’s Digital Assets practice.