Josh Skyring is an associate (Australian qualified) in Goodwin’s Technology and Life Sciences group. Mr. Skyring advises clients on a broad range of corporate matters with a focus on companies in the technology, media, life sciences and healthcare sectors. Mr. Skyring represents clients ranging from large corporates to emerging high-growth companies and investors (both institutional and corporate). He advises on a wide variety of corporate transactions, including private equity and venture capital investments/exits, acquisitions and disposals, corporate finance and reorganisations, as well as general corporate matters.

Prior to joining Goodwin, Mr. Skyring was a corporate lawyer with Australian law firm Clayton Utz and completed a six-month secondment with Investec Australia Limited where he advised the emerging companies business unit on its growth-capital investments.

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Mr. Skyring’s representative experience includes:

  • Informa plc – Advised on its acquisition of open research publisher F1000 Research Limited;
  • Monotype Imaging Inc. – Advised on its acquisition of Fontsmith Ltd, a boutique font foundry in London;
  • OMERS Ventures (the venture arm of one of Canada’s leading pension funds) – Advised on its role as lead investor in the €18.5 million Series B funding round of FirstVet AB;
  • InMotion Ventures (part of the Jaguar Land Rover group) – Advised on various strategic growth investments;
  • Investec Australia Limited  - Advised on its various strategic investments in emerging companies, including in ‘buy now, pay later’ fintech Openpay, e-commerce solutions provider Fusion Factory and property management service provider MadeComfy;*
  • Mainsail Partners – Advised Gtreasury (a portfolio company of Mainsail Partners) on its acquisition of Visual Risk Pty Ltd, an Australian-based risk management and compliance software company;*
  • PerkinElmer – Advised NYSE-listed PerkinElmer on its AUD $25 million acquisition of listed Australian genomics company RHS Limited by way of scheme of arrangement;*
  • amaysim – Advised ASX-listed amaysim Australia on its acquisition of a mobile retailer;*
  • Macquarie Group – Advised on various strategic investments;*
  • OFX – Advised ASX-listed OFX Group Limited on its strategic and corporate needs.*

*Denotes experience prior to joining Goodwin.

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Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice, 2015
Queensland University of Technology (Brisbane, Australia)
Bachelor of Laws (LLB) – Hons II, 2014
Queensland University of Technology (Brisbane, Australia)
Bachelor of Business, Economics, 2014
Queensland University of Technology (Brisbane, Australia)
(with Distinction)



New South Wales, Australia
High Court of Australia
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