Andrea Towson

Andrea is a Partner in our Property, Construction & Planning Group, specialising in planning and environment matters. Andrea has extensive experience in running large and complex planning and environment litigation relating to development and regulatory approvals, the rezoning of land and compulsory acquisition claims. She is particularly skilled at managing large teams of expert witnesses. […]

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Adrian Clifford

Adrian specialises in construction and development law, and has extensive experience in a variety of dispute resolution work, which has included working for contractors, owners, developers, financiers and other building professionals. Adrian’s dispute resolution work covers all relevant Courts, tribunals, adjudications, arbitration, expert determination and mediation. The majority of dispute resolution work relates to termination […]

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Kelly Griffiths

Kelly is a Partner in our Disputes Group, specialising in regulatory investigations and litigation, corporations and securities law, including corporate crime, intellectual property, and biotechnology and pharmaceutical law. Drawing on her experience as a lawyer in enforcement at ASIC, Kelly offers significant expertise in regulatory and law enforcement investigations, administrative, civil penalty and criminal proceedings […]

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Natalie McCabe

Natalie offers a breadth of experience in many aspects of commercial litigation, with particular experience advising in relation to general commercial and contractual disputes, shareholder and director disputes, the Court approval of schemes of arrangement, insolvency and banking and finance. Natalie regularly acts for private clients, SMEs, ASX listed companies and insolvency practitioners and has […]

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Lee Benjamin

Lee is a Partner in Gadens’ Disputes Group, and focuses on tax litigation and dispute resolution. Lee advises clients on tax controversy matters, including audits, investigations, voluntary disclosures and litigation, involving corporate and international income tax, transfer pricing, indirect tax, and tax-related administrative law matters. Lee’s experience includes leading complex tax and administrative law litigation […]

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Melissa Phillips

Melissa is a Special Counsel in our Corporate Team. Melissa acts for a broad range of corporate, government and not-for-profit clients with a particular focus on share and asset acquisitions and disposals and equity capital markets. Melissa has extensive experience in relation to large scale acquisitions and disposals, capital raisings, shareholder agreements, corporate governance, restructures, […]

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Deivina Peethamparam

Deivina is a Special Counsel in our Employment Advisory Team. As an Accredited Workplace Relations Specialist, and experienced senior legal practitioner, Deivina uses a combination of commercial acumen, technical knowledge and a client centric approach to drive positive outcomes. Deivina most recently held the position of Group General Counsel for a privately owned Australian building […]

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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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