Mallesons in conflict over Capilano Honey takeover

Original article by Joyce Moullakis
The Australian Financial Review – Page: 21 : 4-Sep-18

Law firm Mallesons was understood to be advising Wattle Hill and ROC Partners on their agreed $190 million takeover bid for Capilano Honey, announced in August. However, it removed itself from that process after revealing it had been involved in the commissioning of a report that was highly critical of Capilano’s products, with the report alleging it and a number of other honey producers had products that had tested as "adulterated". Capilano has denied the claims, while it is believed Minter Ellison has replaced Mallesons as the law firm adviser on the Capilano bid.

CORPORATES
MALLESONS STEPHEN JAQUES, WATTLE HILL, ROC PARTNERS PTY LTD, CAPILANO HONEY LIMITED – ASX CZZ, MINTER ELLISON, MACQUARIE CAPITAL PTY LTD, PRICEWATERHOUSECOOPERS, HERBERT SMITH FREEHILLS PTY LTD, BEGA CHEESE LIMITED – ASX BGA, KPMG AUSTRALIA PTY LTD

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