Sam Tansley is an associate in the firm’s capital markets and governance group. His practice focuses on representing issuers, sponsors and underwriters in public and private capital market transactions, mergers and acquisitions, securities law compliance and other general corporate law matters.

Prior to joining Ropes & Gray, Sam worked as an associate in the Melbourne, Australia office of another leading global law firm, where he advised clients on a variety of equity capital markets and M&A transactions. During law school, Sam was a member of the Melbourne University Law Review and tutored in Constitutional Law.


  • Represented Trinseo plc, a leading global specialty material solutions provider, and certain of its affiliates, in connection with a $1.1 billion innovative financing transaction addressing the Company’s near term maturities in September 2023.
  • Represented Eversource Energy in connection with its agreement to sell its 50 percent ownership share in two offshore wind projects, South Fork Wind and Revolution Wind, to Global Infrastructure Partners for approximately $1.1 billion in cash, subject to adjustments, in February 2024.
  • Represented a management-led buyer consortium on the merger and going-private transaction iClick Interactive Asia Group Limited, announced in November 2023.
  • Represented LSB Industries, a leading North American producer of industrial and agricultural chemicals, on a number of secondary offerings.
  • Represented Intrinsic Medicine, Inc., a therapeutics company leveraging human milk biology to transform Gut-Brain Axis and inflammatory disorders, in a de-SPAC definitive business combination agreement with Phoenix Biotech Acquisition Corp, a special purpose acquisition company.
  • Represented the initial purchasers in connection with multiple Blackstone Private Credit Fund investment grade bond offerings.
  • Represented SILK Laser Australia Ltd (ASX: SLA) in connection with its 2020 IPO and 2021 follow on offering.*
  • Represented Carbon Revolution Ltd (ASX: CBR) in connection with its 2019 pre-IPO issue of convertible notes, its 2019 IPO and its 2021 equity raising.*
  • Advised the underwriters in connection with two equity raisings by Pointsbet Holdings Ltd (ASX: PBH) in 2020 and 2021.*
  • Advised the lead manager and underwriter on the IPO of Touch Ventures Limited (ASX: TPV), the venture capital arm of Afterpay Limited (now owned by Block Inc. (NYSE: SQ)), in September 2021.*
  • Advised the joint lead managers and underwriters to the IPO of Plenti Group Limited (ASX: PLT) in August 2020.*
  • Assisted the team that advised the vendors in relation to Woolworth’s acquisition of a 65% interest in PFD Food Services.*

*Experience prior to joining Ropes & Gray

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