Joseph Abberton

Joe is a partner of Lavan, an independent law firm in Perth operating in association with Gadens. Specialising in insolvency and reconstruction, Joe has worked primarily in advising insolvency practitioners and financiers across all aspects of receiverships, liquidations and administrations. Joe’s most recent work includes Arrium Group, Forge Group, Citation Resources, Go Marine Group, Centennial […]

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Derek La Ferla

Derek is a partner of Lavan, an independent law firm in Perth operating in association with Gadens. Derek has 30 years’ experience working in corporate and commercial law. His breadth of experience includes mergers and acquisitions, capital raisings, private equity, ASX listings, asset sales and purchase, due diligence and corporate governance. Derek is also an […]

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Dean Hely

Dean is a partner of Lavan, an independent law firm in Perth operating in association with Gadens. Dean is the managing partner of Lavan and a partner in the Recovery, Reconstruction & Insolvency team. Dean was admitted as a partner of Lavan’s predecessor firm, Phillips Fox Perth, in November 1999. He was deputy managing partner of […]

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Ben Fong

Ben is a partner of Lavan, an independent law firm in Perth operating in association with Gadens. Ben specialises in commercial banking, finance and lending transactions, as well as institutional transactions including syndicated and club facilities. Ben acts for a range of financiers and borrowers in a range of industries, including property finance, financial services, […]

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Edward Martin

Edward is a Partner in the Disputes Group. His practice is focused on complex commercial disputes, contentious regulatory cases, investigations and Royal Commissions. Edward has extensive experience in Sydney, Melbourne and London acting primarily for multinationals and ASX listed companies in major disputes. The key industries he services are financial services, healthcare and education. He […]

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Renae Suttor

Renae is a partner in our Banking & Finance Team, specialising in real estate investment and development finance. Renae has over 15 years of top tier experience and has acted for a wide variety of clients from banks, insurers and alternative lenders, to private equity houses, asset managers and property developers. Renae specialises in all […]

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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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Greg Conomos

Greg is a Special Counsel in Gadens’ Banking and Finance Team, specialising in corporate and institutional finance. He has over 10 years’ experience in the banking and finance sector, ranging from large institutional transactions to high-end business banking transactions for Australia’s major banks, non-bank lenders, real estate funds, corporate borrowers, among others, on a bilateral, […]

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Elliot Raleigh

Elliot is a Partner in our Banking & Finance Team specialising in construction and investment property finance (including senior debt, mezzanine debt and quasi-equity finance), corporate finance (syndicated, club and bilateral lending) across a wide range of industries, project finance and acquisition finance. His clients include Australian and international trading banks, investment banks and other […]

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James Roland

James is a Partner in our Banking & Finance Team, specialising in all areas of banking, and corporate restructuring and insolvency law. James has extensive experience on a wide range of property, corporate and agribusiness finance transactions. He also has significant experience in providing advice to secured lenders in connection with the management of distressed […]

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Fidelis McGarrigan

With her widespread commercial and civil litigation experience, industry participants call on Fidelis’ proven expertise and rigorous litigation skills to support their varying business needs. A true banking and finance specialist, Fidelis has developed her experience in enforcement of securities including real property mortgages, guarantees and loan agreements; unsecured recoveries; liquidations; bankruptcy; mediation; National Consumer […]

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Victor Asoyo

Victor is a Partner in Gadens’ Banking & Finance Team with excellent experience in banking and property law. Victor acts for a variety of private lenders, traditional banking and mid-tier lending clients in the banking sector as well as ASX 100 listed companies providing sound advice across a broad range of financial transactions. He has […]

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