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About Jessica

Jessica Wills is a senior associate in the firm's commercial and private clients practice.

She has a diverse practice, advising public and private corporations, high-net-worth individuals and families, and has a passion for assisting charities and other not-for-profit organisations.

Jessica acts for clients in a range of commercial transactions, as well as personal and family-business succession planning, philanthropy and charitable giving.

Jessica joined the firm a graduate in 2017 and was admitted to practice in 2018.

Practice focus

Jessica’s practice focuses on the following areas:

  • commercial and corporate advice
  • stakeholder agreements, including shareholder and unitholder agreements
  • business and succession planning
  • estate planning
  • philanthropy and charitable giving, including establishment of special purpose philanthropic entities and private and public ancillary funds and advising charities and other not-for-profits in relation to commercial and governance matters and tax concessions


Jessica has acted on a range of matters including:

Corporate and M&A

  • Nufarm: in relation to the sale of part of its South American business to Sumitomo Chemical Company Limited for $1.18 billion
  • ARMA Group Holdings: in relation to its acquisition by Credit Clear
  • in relation to its acquisition of Transport Ventures Group
  • Evantage Group Holdings: in relation to its listing on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, and
  • Apotex Inc: in relation to the merger of its Australian business with Arrow Pharmaceuticals.

Private clients

  • various private businesses: in relation to:
    • business acquisitions, restructures and sales, and
    • structuring and implementation of appropriate business vehicles and advising on and documenting shareholder, unitholder and joint venture agreements.
  • high-net-worth individuals and families: in relation to:
    • documenting and implementing complex family partitions
    • asset and business succession control and protection, and
    • succession documentation for trusts and companies.

Charities and not-for-profits

  • Global Citizen: in relation to its landmark registration dispute with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission heard by the Administrative Appeals Tribunal
  • various not-for-profits and charities active in the poverty alleviation, housing, education, environmental, health promotion, cultural and arts sectors: in relation to corporate structuring and incorporation, charity registration and tax concessions, and commercial agreements, and
  • various public and private ancillary funds: in relation to establishment, ongoing governance and compliance, and sector law reform.

Recognition & publications

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