I am committed to obtaining results for my clients and always aim to provide advice that is timely and focussed on my clients’ goals.
I have acted for clients from a diverse range of industries, including fashion, funeral services, mining and resources, technology and financial services.
I have advised both listed and unlisted companies in relation to mergers and acquisitions, capital raisings and restructurings, as well as a broad range of corporate and commercial matters, including directors’ duties, contract negotiation and general commercial, and corporate governance.
My work in these areas requires a thorough understanding of Australian corporations law, contract law and the ASX Listing Rules.
I am currently completing a Masters of Law at the University of Sydney.
BA – Australian National University
LLB (Hons) – Australian National University
Should you be checking your termination benefit approvals?
21 September 2018
A recent unreported decision of the NSW Supreme Court should have executives rushing to their lawyers to check that their entitlements on retirement or termination from office have been properly approved by shareholders.
It is not enough that shareholders have been told about an executive’s termination benefits and then given some general approval to them. For termination benefits approval to be effective, requirements as to both form and substance need to be strictly observed.
Australia - Parallel imports and exhaustion of trade mark rights
21 September 2018
The Intellectual Property Laws Amendment (Productivity Commission Response Part 1 and Other Measures) Act 2018 (Cth) (Act) was assented to on 24 August 2018. Among other changes, it amends the Copyright Act 1968 (Cth) (Copyright Act) and the Trade Marks Act 1995 (Cth) (Trade Marks Act) to clarify the circumstances in which the parallel importation of trade marked goods does not infringe a registered trade mark.
Interim Heritage Orders - when can they be made and what effect do they have on development
21 August 2018
Landowners, developers and purchasers of property need to be aware of the increased use by many Sydney councils of their power to make an interim heritage order (IHO) over an item that the council considers may, on further inquiry or investigation, be found to be of local heritage significance, and is being or is likely to be harmed.
The effect of the making of an IHO over a property can and often does restrict and limit development plans for the property.3