Rachel assists a broad range of clients including private and public businesses, universities, government, research organisations, not-for-profit organisations and large multi-national corporations listed on both Australian and international exchanges in matters relating to research and development, intellectual property licensing, transfer and commercialisation. Rachel is particularly well-known for her expertise in advising on the structure of, and negotiating the legal and governance arrangements for collaborative research ventures and entities conducting research and development and commercialising innovation.
Prior to becoming a lawyer, Rachel managed a genetic research institute which has provided her with in-depth knowledge of the research and development sector enhancing her ability to add value in providing legal services to the sector. This experience makes her ideally placed to advise clients across the spectrum of innovation. Rachel also understands the impact of the obligations from research funding arrangements on the commercialisation of research outputs and how these can be managed.
Rachel also advises in relation to intellectual property aspects of corporate structures, major projects and transactions.