Takeovers Panel adds Greenhill’s Jablko, Goldman’s Johnston

The two senior investment bankers have been appointed along with three others to the body that regulates M&A in Australia.

Greenhill’s Michelle Jablko and Goldman Sachs’ Christian Johnston have been appointed new members of the Takeovers Panel, the body that resolves disputes in takeover situations, Australia’s Minister for Finance Mathias Cormann said in an email.

Ms Jablko is a 16-year investment banking veteran based in Melbourne who runs Greenhill in Australia with Kevin Costantino and Roger Feletto. She previously was a managing director at UBS.

Mr Johnston has been head of investment banking in Australia and New Zealand at Goldman Sachs since 2007. He previously worked at UBS and Bankers Trust.

The panel is a peer review body, with members appointed from active members of Australia’s takeovers and business communities.

There are three other new members of the Takeovers Panel: Karen Evans-Cullen, a partner with Clayton Utz, Ian Jackman, who practises as a barrister and is a senior counsel in New South Wales and John Sheahan QC, a practising barrister who specialises in corporate and commercial law.

The five new Takeovers Panel members join the 32 existing members. The new appointments took effect from April 14 and will expire after March 7, 2017.

(Reporting by Brett.Cole@businessspectator.com.au

Editing by Victoria.Thieberger@businessspectator.com.au )