Jason Hewitt advises on public and private mergers and acquisitions. He has particular experience advising on corporate transactions in the mining and oil and gas sectors, and has advised on significant mining projects. Prior to joining Skadden, Mr. Hewitt was a senior associate in the Melbourne, Australia office of another leading global law firm.

Mr. Hewitt’s recent experience includes advising:

  • BA Vidro S.A. in its acquisition of the glass manufacturing businesses and listed subsidiaries in Bulgaria, Romania and Serbia of Yioula Glassworks S.A.;
  • J.W. Childs Associates, L.P. in its US$333 million sale of Esselte Group Holdings AB to ACCO Brands Corporation;
  • Affidea Group in its acquisition of Hiperdia S.A.; and
  • the management of an Argentine energy business in their private-equity funded management buyout of the business.

Mr. Hewitt’s experience prior to joining Skadden includes advising:

  • Aurizon in its joint takeover bid with Baosteel to acquire 100 percent of Aquila;
  • Blackstone in its acquisition of Orica’s non-mining chemicals business;
  • St Barbara in the sale of its Gold Ridge mining project in Solomon Islands;
  • Daimler AG and Mercedes-Benz Australia/Pacific Pty Ltd in a number of Australian divestments;
  • BlueScope Steel in a number of Australian acquisitions; and
  • BHP Billiton:
    • in the sale of its interests in the Browse natural gas joint venture to PetroChina; and
    • in relation to its Olympic Dam mine, including the renegotiation of its indenture with the South Australian government.

Mr. Hewitt completed a secondment to the corporate legal team of BlueScope Steel (an ASX-listed manufacturer) in 2013. He was a finalist in the mergers and acquisitions category of the Australian Lawyers Weekly’s 30 Under 30 awards in 2015.



  • LL.B. (Hons), Monash University School of Law, 2009
  • GDipAppFin, Kaplan University, 2015
  • BBusSys, Monash University, 2009

Jason Hewitt

Associate, Corporate