Jennifer’s experience is in corporate and commercial law with a specialisation in the areas of media and entertainment, intellectual property and competition and consumer law. She advises on commercial and business matters for a variety of clients and has acted as general counsel to a number of multinational corporations for many years. She has acted on both local and global mergers as well as corporate and business acquisitions and divestments including advising on restrictive trade practices and liaising with the ACCC and FIRB.
Jennifer has practiced in the area of media and entertainment for nearly 30 years and has worked extensively in live performance and theatre, film and television and music industries. Jennifer has acted for many leading producers of theatrical productions including rights acquisitions for Australian productions of Broadway and West End productions, financing and investment arrangements and agreements for theatre hire, merchandise, engagement of creative and cast, music licensing and cast albums. She has also acted on licensing and delivered show agreements for the touring of productions throughout Asia. She acts for a number of leading film and television producers and financiers (both local and international) and has credits on numerous film and television productions spanning over 20 years. In the music field, Jennifer acts for a number of iconic Australian artists and one of the major record companies and is experienced in all aspects of music acquisition, protection and exploitation.
Jennifer also has specialist expertise in the area of intellectual property. She advises on the protection, commercialisation, exploitation of clients’ products and services including copyright, trade marks and designs and acts for owners of well-known brands, characters and trade marks worldwide and FMCG companies. Jennifer is also regularly engaged to review advertisements and marketing campaigns as well as the labelling, packaging and get-up of products. She has also advised on numerous large transactions over many years in which IP plays a critical part. She has conducted reviews, audits and due diligence on IP assets of companies, particularly when acting for a party wishing to acquire an IP based company or invest in an IP based company or project. Jennifer regularly advises clients on both the restrictive trade practices and consumer protection provisions of the Competition and Consumer Act, prepares compliance programs and runs ongoing education and training for clients.
Jennifer’s experience includes advising: