Adam is a commercial lawyer supporting clients on a range of corporate and commercial matters, including government business.
He works daily with NSW Government clients. This experience has included projects for On Demand Transport, Autonomous Vehicles and for hiring arrangements for a portfolio of publicly-owned sports and entertainment venues in NSW (including deals with NRL and FFA clubs).
His corporate services include structuring, sales and acquisitions, capital raising and asset protection measures. This includes acting on transactions on both buy and sell side (typically with deal value ranging from $5m to $40m). During FY22, Adam led two separate $100m+ M&A deals. Recent M&A transactions have involved PE buyers, cash-and-scrip and W&I. Adam also has significant IT contract experience.
A Harvard-trained negotiator, Adam holds a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and Bachelor of Applied Economics. He also holds a Graduate Diploma in Applied Corporate Governance.
An associate member of the Governance Institute of Australia, he joined Hicksons in 2009 and is admitted to practice in NSW and the ACT.
- "Hicksons has been one of the most responsive, proactive and customer focused lawyers I have worked with in my 25 years of business. Not only are they customer focused, but they are technically sound and can be relied upon to provide expert advice and always drills down into all aspects of the issue and even uncovering elements that may have been overlooked. Over the last 3 years I have worked closely with the Hicksons team on Board Restructures, Joint Ventures Deals, Capital Restructures, Loan and Service Agreements, Debt Instruments and Setting up Trusts to name a few. In particular our work with Adam Henderson and the team for our JV set-up with HMC Capital (HealthCo) to establish the new $500m+ Healthcare Innovation Precinct in Camden was outstanding, pushing through what would normally take months, in several weeks." - Scott Fowler, Group Chief Executive Officer, Acurio.
- “Schindler has a great partnership with Hicksons, working on projects of varying complexity, size and urgency...We value their measured and commercial approach, as they bring legal expertise focused on Schindler’s specific needs, which instills confidence in our executive team.” - Paolo Beltrame, Managing Director of Australia, Schindler Group.
- “Adam and the extensive Hicksons team were excellent to work with.This was my first transaction of this type and the team were able to educate and execute with a high degree of expertise and knowledge. Hicksons were a calm, confident and constant partner throughout the process.” - Worthington Clark, Seller, Richard Clark.
“The Hicksons team were a tower of support to us in transitioning through the various stages of a complex sale. The process was quite involved - Adam and the team were available throughout the entire journey offering advice and suggestions that allowed us to execute our exit strategy.” - Paul Degnan, Major Shareholder & Director, Docy Holdings (formerly Enware Australia).