Teresa Torcasio

Teresa is a highly experienced partner in the corporate / commercial group at HWL Ebsworth, with over 20 years’ experience as a commercial law specialist.

Teresa advises clients on general commercial law and corporate transactions, including ongoing supply, manufacturing and distribution arrangements, procurement, transport and logistics contracts, acquisitions and disposals, joint ventures, corporate restructuring and strategic alliances. Teresa’s comprehensive knowledge of the Australian Consumer Law has assisted her to advise clients on their risks, rights and obligations as buyers and sellers of goods and services and to negotiate excellent outcomes for her clients. She has written numerous articles on commercial contracting, unfair contract terms, and consumer guarantee protections (including their application to businesses). Teresa has been named in the 14th edition of The Best Lawyers in Australia for her work in Commercial Law and Sports Law.

Prior to joining HWL Ebsworth, Teresa was an executive counsel at Freehills and a partner at Herbert Geer (now Thompson Geer).

Experience

Teresa’s experience includes advising:

  • Various listed entities and government to update their procurement contracts to include up to date provisions on Modern Slavery, Labour Hire Licensing, Anti-bribery and Corruption, Business Interruption and Force Majeure (COVID-19);
  • Major Australian retailer on their national supermarket chain in relation to the establishment of their national trailer fleet;
  • Australian and international retailer of luxury goods on Australian Consumer Law obligations and commercial contracting matters;
  • Major fuel retailer on various warehousing and transport service agreements;
  • Various major Australian companies in regard to preparing national road haulage and logistics agreements;
  • Far East Consortium International Ltd and Chow Tai Fook Enterprises Ltd in relation to their 50% combined investment in the Queens Wharf integrated resort in Brisbane;
  • Leading Australian franchisor on strategic procurement and distribution arrangements; and
  • Various clients in regard to setting up the legal framework for many major sporting events hosted in Australia including the 2006 Commonwealth Games, the 2000 Olympic Games, the 2002 World Masters Games and the 2005 World Deaf Games/Deaflympics.

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