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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Krista Bates

Krista is a partner of Lavan, an independent law firm in Perth operating in association with Gadens. Krista has extensive experience advising a diverse base of private and listed companies, private equity funds, governments and individuals, nationally and internationally on mergers, acquisitions and disposals, private equity fund set up and follow on fund deployment and […]

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Tim Fuller

Tim is a Special Counsel in the Corporate Advisory team. With extensive experience in corporate and commercial with a sports law focus, he regularly advises professional athletes, clubs, governing bodies, athlete associations and corporate sponsors. Tim is well-versed and practised in matters involving contract, agency, intellectual property, anti-doping policy and rule disputes. Tim has spent […]

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Zoe Baré

Zoe is Special Counsel in our Corporate team, with a focus on corporate advisory work, regulated and unregulated mergers and acquisitions and equity capital markets. Known for working closely with clients, to understand and drive their commercial objectives, and is sought for her specialist advice on: Compliance with the Corporations Act, ASX Listing Rules and […]

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James Beckley

James Beckley is a Partner in our Corporate Advisory Group, specialising in all areas of mergers and acquisition, corporate fundraising, debt and equity restructures and foreign investment into Australia. Over the course of his career, James has managed a range of complex transactions, including Chapter 6 takeovers, mergers and acquisitions, private equity transactions, schemes of […]

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Kelly Marshall

Kelly has a wealth of experience in commercial contracts.  As a senior member of our Corporate Advisory Team, Kelly specialises in intellectual property, media/entertainment and technology and innovation matters, offering her clients pragmatic, balanced and commercially astute advice.  She also regularly advises on rights enforcement including litigation and mediation. Kelly regularly works with national and […]

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Richard Partridge

Richard is a Partner in our Corporate Team, specialising in mergers and acquisitions. He also advises extensively on restructures, partnerships, joint ventures and capital raisings. In addition, Richard provides general corporate and commercial advice on a wide range of legal matters including in relation to contract negotiations, issues of corporate governance, shareholder arrangements and key industry […]

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Robert Tracy

Robert is a Partner in our Corporate Team, with specialist expertise in the sale and acquisition of companies and businesses. Robert’s practice focuses on advice relating to acquisitions and disposals, commercial arrangements, joint ventures, investment structures and capital raisings, in addition to corporate governance and directors’ duties for both listed and unlisted companies. Robert acts […]

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Edward Nixey

Ted is Partner in our Corporate Team, with extensive Australian and international experience in private practice and in-house roles. His clients come from a wide range of industries including transport & logistics, information technology, retail & e-commerce and resources. He advises both publicly listed and privately held clients on a variety of corporate and commercial […]

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Breanna Davies

Breanna is a Special Counsel in our Corporate Team. She specialises in corporate transactions, undertaking due diligence, advisory work and drafting and negotiating commercial agreements to clients across the private and government sectors. Highly valued by her clients in the private and Government sectors for her whole of business approach to legal advice and relationships […]

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Rachel Sciascia

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, […]

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Paul Spiro

Paul is the National and Queensland Chairman of Gadens and is considered one of Australia’s leading experts in property law, commercial negotiation and facilitation. Paul is the Chair of Brisbane Festival, former Chair of Brisbane Institute, a Councillor of The Queensland Futures Council and a member of the Queensland Art Gallery Foundation. He was also […]

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