Vaughan Petherbridge

Vaughan is a Partner in the Corporate Team and has over 20 years of experience at top-tier law firms and in-house in Australia and the United States. Specialising in corporate and commercial law, Vaughan’s work focuses on mergers and acquisitions (M&A), early stage investing, joint ventures, complex business separations and transitional arrangements, and general corporate […]

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Matthew Trinca

Matthew is a Special Counsel in the Banking & Finance Group. He acts for banks, financial institutions and borrowers in financing and lending transactions. His areas of expertise include property and construction finance, corporate and acquisition finance, aged care and retirement village financing, gaming and hospitality financing and the Personal Property Securities Act. Matthew has […]

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Anna Koumides

Anna joined Gadens in 2007, after having completed her articles of clerkship in the legal department of a major Australian financial institution. Anna was admitted as a solicitor and barrister of the Supreme Court of Victoria in February 2007. Anna has a wealth of experience in banking and finance litigation, insolvency and dispute resolution and regularly […]

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Winnie Sinn

Winnie is a Special Counsel in our Corporate Team acting for a broad range of corporate clients with a particular focus on mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance and commercial. Winnie advises clients in a range of industries including transport and logistics, consumer brands, technology and hospitality within the Asia-Pacific region. She has a broad range […]

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Louise Schmid

Louise is a Special Counsel in our Banking & Finance Team, specialising in litigation and insolvency. She practices primarily in the area of dispute resolution including corporate and personal insolvency and commercial litigation in all Victorian and Federal Courts, the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal and the High Court of Australia. Louise works closely with large […]

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Matthew Burge

Matthew is a Partner in our Corporate Team, advising listed and private companies on a range of corporate and commercial matters, including mergers and acquisitions, capital raising, joint ventures, corporate reorganisations and restructures, partnerships, general commercial contracts and corporate governance. Matthew works with clients from start-ups to large listed companies, across a range of industries […]

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Dudley Kneller

Dudley is a Partner in the Intellectual Property & Technology Team. As a highly experienced lawyer with international and domestic experience, Dudley advises on commercial, regulatory and technology matters with specialisations in financial technology, cyber risk, privacy and strategic sourcing and supply projects. Dudley has advised a variety of clients on major technology arrangements, and […]

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Sean Huggins

Sean is a Special Counsel in our Property, Construction & Planning Group. Practising in property law, he has extensive experience in all aspects of commercial and residential real estate transactions including acquisitions and dispositions, property development, complex retail commercial and industrial leasing and planning and environment matters. With a broad commercial practice developed through representing […]

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Daniel Middleton

Daniel Middleton is a Partner in our Property, Construction & Planning Group, specialising in construction. Daniel’s experience includes drafting and negotiating contracts for the design, construction and procurement of major projects and the subsequent operation, maintenance, leasing and sale of those assets. Daniel’s clients include a mix of developers, owners, contractors, suppliers, tenants and public […]

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Louise Dorian

Louise joined Gadens in Melbourne in March 2015 and is a Special Counsel in the Family Law Team. Louise has been recognised by Doyle’s Guide as “Recommended” under their list of Leading Parenting & Children’s Matters Lawyers – Victoria, 2019. Prior to commencing practice in family law in 2004 Louise was an Associate at both the […]

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Damian Walsh

Damian Walsh is a Special Counsel in our Banking & Finance Team.  Damian has extensive experience gained in Australia and overseas, in both private practice and in-house with two large Australian banks. During his career Damian has worked in Australia, Japan and the UK on a range of high-value transactions, including a number of multi-billion […]

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Alexandra Walker

Alexandra Walker is a Special Counsel in our Property, Construction & Planning Group and contributes primarily to the firms’ retail and commercial leasing practice. Alexandra advises institutional and corporate property owners, developers and managers on a wide range of matters with a focus major shopping centre and retail redevelopments, leasing and management of retail shopping […]

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