Clients expect me to fill a number of roles for them including:
- Trusted commercial adviser
- Expert legal adviser
- Contributor to decision making
In order to effectively perform these roles my approach is to compile a comprehensive understanding of the client’s business, their objectives and commercial constraints.
This process is essential background to enable me to design the project so that it delivers an outcome that is commercially practical and cost efficient.
The best solutions to legal questions do not come from simply applying legal principles to a situation that is not understood with great clarity.
Often, I am able to add value to clients’ businesses through identifying new opportunities for them and providing access to a quality network of connections both in Australia and overseas.
My expertise is in the fields of corporate and commercial law with a special emphasis in public and private mergers and acquisitions and equity capital markets.
The clients who benefit from this expertise operate in a wide variety of industries including property, private equity, technology, manufacturing, retail, financial and professional services and media and entertainment.
BComm LLB (Hons) – University of Auckland
Advised multiple entities on EPA investigations and prosecutions in the Land and Environment Court. Clients have included Multiplex Constructions, Cabonne Council, Thiess/Hochtief, Xstrata, lllawarra Coke and Coal and BHP Steel (AIS).
Contaminated development site
Represented a developer landowner in relation to an appeal by a former owner in respect to a management order issued by the EPA for the remediation of contaminated soil and groundwater caused by historical manufacturing operations. The appeal was resolved by the parties resulting in a voluntary remediation agreement and then the future sale and redevelopment of the property.
Advised the financier in respect to the Huntlee New Town project in respect to a legal challenge to the planning approval and shadowed the solicitors with conduct of the defence. Conducted due diligence for a banking syndicate on the Frasers Central development which was the largest residential development finance at the time since the GFC.