Media Release | 15 March 2015

Hall & Wilcox advises WAGO with the acquisition of The Kontact Group Pty Ltd

Hall & Wilcox is pleased to announce to have assisted WAGO GmbH & Co. KG in the successful acquisition of a majority stake in the Kontact Group Pty Ltd led by partner Oliver Jankowsky.

WAGO is a German company based in the North-Rhine-Westphalian Minden and is the developer of a world market leading spring clamp technology.

With the acquisition of the Australian Kontact Group Pty Ltd, WAGO has significantly  expanded its presence in Australia. With production facilities in Domdidier (Switzerland), Noida (India), Tianjin (China) and Breslau (Poland), WAGO is represented worldwide.

Mr. Jens Adler, general counsel to the WAGO group expressed: “Mr. Jankowsky proved to be very flexible when challenging matters appeared and was quick to provide solutions and their implementation. We want to thank Mr. Jankowsky and his team for the successful completion of the transaction.”

As president of the European Business Association, which is part of the international ABIE network and consists of Australian and European business members, Oliver Jankowsky has many years of experience with business transactions between Europe and Australia.


Oliver Jankowsky

Partner & Head of International Practice

Ed Paton

Partner & Head of SE Asia Practice

Eugene Chen

Partner & Head of China Practice

Melanie Smith

Director - Business Development, Marketing and Communications

Natalie Bannister

Partner & Commercial National Practice Leader

Rhett Slocombe

Partner & Insurance National Practice Leader

Katie McKenzie


James Bull

Special Counsel and Head of Frank

Melanie James

People & Culture Manager

Jacqui Barrett

Partner & Head of US Practice

Paul O’Donnell

Consultant & Head of Energy

Christopher Brown

Partner & Head of UK Practice

Lauren Parrant

Senior People & Culture Advisor, as at 1 July 2022

Melinda Woledge

Marketing & Communications Manager

Jasmine Koh

Senior Associate and Head of Frank

Alison Choy Flannigan

Partner & Leader, Health & Community

Billie Kerkez

Manager – Smarter Recovery Solutions

Peter Jones

Senior Commercial Counsel

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