Laura specialises in a broad range of commercial matters, from strategic transactions (acquisitions & disposals, joint ventures, restructures, partnerships and shareholders arrangements) to all aspects of daily commercial operations (with a focus on the preparation, interpretation and negotiation of a broad range of commercial contracts such as confidentiality arrangements, tenders, subcontractor arrangements, heads of agreement, supply & procurement arrangements, sponsorships, consultancy agreements, terms & conditions/credit applications, manufacturing and distribution arrangements). Laura acts primarily for private and government clients, and is a core member of the firms’ Government client team.
Laura is also a member of the firm’s Competition and Consumer group and has a particular interest and expertise in the Australian Consumer Law, including advising on consumer guarantees, the unfair contract term regime, misleading and deceptive conduct and unconscionable conduct. She also has a great deal of experience advising on corporate governance matters, particularly for private and not-for-profit entities.
Laura has been placed on a number of secondments with major firm clients, including a long-term appointment as Acting General Counsel of a major ASX listed client. Her time in-house played a key role in the development of both her legal skills as well as her practice style. Laura credits her ability to provide her clients with practical solution based advice with a view of achieving a satisfactory commercial outcome to her time in-house.
Laura’s recent experience includes: