Gadens strengthens Corporate Team with appointment of new Special Counsel

National firm Gadens has appointed Caroline Ord as a Special Counsel in its Corporate Advisory Team. Caroline joins Gadens from Madgwicks Lawyers. Having practised in Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom, Caroline brings a broad range of global corporate and commercial experience, particularly in the area of funds management and superannuation law.

Jeremy Smith, Gadens Corporate Partner and Chairman said:
"Caroline's appointment is an exciting move for our Corporate Team and she will play a significant part in our strategy to further strengthen the financial services and funds management areas for Gadens. Caroline's strong funds management experience stems from advising on the establishment of retail and wholesale managed investment schemes and the preparation of offer documents for fund managers and superannuation funds, as well as advising on other areas of financial services law, including AFSL licensing, capital raising and regulatory and compliance issues."

Commenting on her decision to join Gadens, Caroline Ord said:
"I'm delighted to join Gadens. I was attracted by the opportunity to work not only with a highly-regarded team of lawyers and impressive client base, but also for a firm with a strong collaborative culture and exciting strategic outlook. I look forward to playing my part in utilising my expertise to strengthen and expand Gadens' funds management offering."

Caroline has significant experience, and a strong interest, in reviewing and negotiating legal and commercial fund terms for clients wishing to invest in, re-evaluate and exit funds. She also assists clients with their general commercial needs, including corporate restructures, mergers and acquisitions and corporate governance matters.

"We look forward to the important contributions she will make for our clients and in further enhancing the profile of our Corporate Team and our services. It gives us great pleasure to welcome Caroline to Gadens", concludes Mr. Smith.

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Gadens is a leading, independent Australian top 10 law firm with over 700 people, including 92 partners. The firm regularly undertakes highly complex and day-to-day legal matters for a wide range of clients. These include major Australian and multi-national organisations – Gadens is advisor to more than a quarter of the Top 200 companies listed on the ASX – as well as small to medium sized businesses.

Well regarded for our specialist, market-leading practices, we work with clients across a number of industry specialisations. Our significant breadth and depth of expertise encompasses banking and finance, corporate advisory and tax, dispute resolution, employment advisory, government, intellectual property and technology, private clients, property and construction, planning and environment, recovery and insolvency.


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