Leadership

Glenn Vassallo

Managing Director

EXPERTISE

  • Public capital markets
  • Corporate law
  • Private capital markets
  • Corporate advisory
  • Corporate structuring
  • Complex corporate disputes
  • Social entrepreneurship

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Scott Standen

Director

EXPERTISE

  • In depth understanding of the M&A processes (public M&A and private M&A transactions)
  • Public equity capital markets transactions
  • Management of due diligence processes
  • Deep understanding of governance frameworks
  • Corporate structuring
  • Capital structure management
  • Transaction management

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Ashley Hill

Director

EXPERTISE

  • Commercial litigation
  • International commercial arbitration
  • Energy – oil, gas, coal and electricity
  • Product liability – recalls and litigation
  • Resources – water and agribusiness
  • Financial services
  • Insurance – including D&O, PI and BI
  • Regulatory – securities and governance; anti-bribery and anti-corruption
  • Hotel development and management disputes
  • IT industry disputes
  • IP claims including counterfeiting, passing-off, copyright infringement
  • Mediation, Adjudication and Advocacy

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Charles Schofield

Head of Corporate

EXPERTISE

  • Cross border investments
  • M&A transactions
  • Joint ventures
  • Corporate structuring
  • Project support

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Allana Agnew

Special Counsel

EXPERTISE

  • Shareholder actions and corporate disputes
  • Partnership and joint venture disputes
  • Directors’ and trustees’ duties
  • Misleading and deceptive claims (including in respect of product disclosure statements)
  • Negligence actions (including against directors, advisers and professionals)
  • Consumer protection legislation
  • Employment
  • Construction litigation
  • Agribusiness
  • Mediation and advocacy

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Lesley Symons

Special Counsel

EXPERTISE

Financial Services Regulation, Corporate Governance and Compliance including:

  • Regulatory Change
  • Governance and Risk Management Audits, Updates and Training
  • Compliance Advice, Systems Audit, Updates, Development and Design (including Financial Crime Compliance Systems and Controls) and Training
  • New Product Development, Design and Distribution
  • Market Conduct
  • Complaints Handling and Remediation Program Design and Delivery
  • Regulatory Aspects of Financial Transactions/Restructures etc.
  • Enforcement Action, Investigations and Litigation
  • Effective Regulator Liaison with Australia’s Federal Financial Regulators and Associated Bodies

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Laura Gercken

Senior Associate

EXPERTISE

  • Shareholder disputes
  • Financial services litigation
  • Property and leasing disputes
  • Professional negligence claims
  • Employment disputes
  • Workplace health and safety
  • Insolvency

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Sarida Derrington

Senior Associate

EXPERTISE

  • Commercial litigation
  • Insolvency
  • Competition and consumer law
  • Financial services
  • Investigations and enforcement actions by regulators
  • Civil penalty matters

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