Joanne has 20 years’ experience advising clients in large scale, complex and cross-border corporate and commercial disputes. A current chair and non-executive director of ASX-listed companies, and having previously held chief legal and executive roles within a Fortune 500 brand, Joanne takes a deeply commercial and solutions based approach towards client matters.
Joanne specialises in class actions, shareholders and directors’ disputes, breach of contract allegations, corporate control deadlocks including partnership and JV disputes, consumer and trade law including product liability claims and recalls, franchising, regulatory investigations and prosecutions, and public inquiries.
As a result of her board experience, Joanne is a highly sought after corporate governance litigator for listed, public and large private boards, directors, officers, members, and other stakeholders relating to allegations of breach of fiduciary duty, misrepresentation, self-dealing, conflicts of interest, oppression, squeeze out, violations of the ASX rules, ASIC investigations, and shareholder derivative and other stakeholder actions.
Previously a chief legal officer within an FMCG brand, Joanne is deeply experienced in advising clients in large scale consumer protection matters (including class actions, product liability and recalls, ACCC investigations and prosecutions, and public inquiries) particularly in the franchising, retail, trade, healthcare, technology, energy and agricultural industries.
Joanne has been recognised for two Australian Corporate Lawyer of the Year Awards and a Women in Law Award, and was a Judge for the ACC Corporate Lawyer Awards. She is an alumna of the Association of Corporate Counsel’s General Counsel 100 (GC of the ASX100 or by invitation) and Global Leaders in Law.