Teresa Torcasio

Teresa is a highly experienced partner in the corporate and commercial team 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, supplier and manufacturer liability, product recalls, 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, greenwashing, consumer guarantee protection, unfair practices and unfair contract terms (including a recent series of articles on the unfair contract terms regime aimed at helping businesses to understand their requirements under the regime and to prepare for the upcoming reforms, which can be found here). Teresa has been named in Best Lawyers™ 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).


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);
  • an International Airline in relation their procurement contracts including airport and office facilities management contracts;
  • a major Australian retailer on their national supermarket chain in relation to the establishment of their national trailer fleet;
  • an Australian and international retailer of luxury goods on Australian Consumer Law obligations and commercial contracting matters;
  • major Australian retailers on their procurement contracts, including maintenance, transport and logistics and trade business procurement contracts;
  • major Australian companies on their national road haulage and logistics agreements;
  • various clients on ACL and commercial contracting via interactive workshops; 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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