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Mark Burger

Mark Burger

Head of Industrials - Australia

Mark has extensive experience executing local and cross border M&A deals seamlessly, and offering cost-effective, pragmatic business solutions to clients.

Mark performs work for listed and unlisted companies with a particular focus on the industrials, technology and professional services sectors. He is the Head of the Industrials sector in Australia.

He has acted for both bidders and targets in relation to the planning and execution of regulated takeovers. He has represented parties in takeovers panel proceedings, both at first instance and on review.

Mark has also been actively involved in numerous significant international corporate reorganisations. Not only does he advise in relation to the Australian aspects of these multijurisdictional corporate transactions, but he and his team also assist in providing legal project management support to many jurisdictions in the Asia-Pacific region.

With a history of long-term client relationships, Mark believes collaboration is key to his success and to achieve great results for clients.

Mark leads the Corporate Group’s knowledge function and explores new technologies to make work more efficient and innovative, placing a high premium on education.



  • Advising Newell Brands in relation to the Australian corporate steps involved with the disposal of Irwin Tools to Stanley Black & Decker.
  • Advising Nuix Limited in relation to its acquisition of a US technology company.
  • Acting for CGU Insurance Limited on its acquisition of the general insurance business of Western Australian based health fund, HBF Health Limited.
  • Acting for IAG in relation to its acquisition of Westcourt General Insurance Brokers.
  • Advising City Football Club on its high profile acquisition of A-League football club, Melbourne Heart (now called Melbourne City).
  • Advising Oliver Wyman in relation to the acquisition of a professional consulting enterprise.
  • Advising RPS Group in relation to numerous acquisitions of professional services firms in Australia and other jurisdictions.
  • Acting for Fujitsu Australia Limited on its acquisition of KAZ Group Pty Ltd and Supply Chain Technologies Pty Ltd.

Equity Capital Markets

  • Advising Perseroan (Persero) PT Aneka Tambang Tbk, the Republic of Indonesia's leading metals and mining company, on the Australian aspects of its landmark Rp5.9 trillion (USD393m) rights issue.
  • Advising Nickel Mines Limited in relation to its accelerated non-renounceable rights issue which raised in excess of USD364m

International corporate restructuring

  • Advising Danaher Corporation in relation to the Australian and Asian implementation of its global separation into a science and technology growth company with multibillion dollar revenues and a diversified industrial growth company.
  • Advising Danaher Corporation on the Australian corporate steps relating to its acquisition of the biopharma life sciences division of GE for USD29bln
  • Advising Marsh McLennan Group in relation to numerous international corporate restructuring initiatives.
  • Advising Verra Mobility in relation to its Australian operations following the acquisition of Redflex Holdings Limited.


    • IFLR1000 2023 lists Mark as a Notable Practitioner in Capital Markets: Debt, Capital Markets: Equity and M&A
    • Mark has been recognised in Best Lawyers for his work in 'Mergers and Acquisitions' (2014-2021)
    • Mark is recognised in the Legal500 for Corporate M&A as someone who possesses "very good industry knowledge" (2019)

    Memberships And Affiliations

    • Business Law Council of Australia, Corporations Law Committee (Melbourne)
    • Law Institute of Victoria



    +61 3 9274 5586
    (Work, Melbourne)
    +61 3 9274 5111
    (Fax, Melbourne)
    +61 421 050 717
    (Mobile, Melbourne)