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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Iain Freeman

Iain is a partner of Lavan, an independent law firm in Perth operating in association with Gadens. Iain has acted for both commercial clients of Lavan and insurers predominantly in the areas of commercial dispute resolution, professional indemnity, construction matters, directors’ and officers’ insurance, fire, property and liability insurance and trade practices matters. Iain has […]

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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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Donna Bartlett

Donna Bartlett is a partner in our Intellectual Property & Technology Team. She brings extensive expertise in technology and intellectual property law, outsourced services, government contracting and procurement, and aviation. Donna brings a wealth of experience and has worked with clients across a diverse range of industry sectors including technology, aviation, manufacturing, retail, sporting, not-for-profit […]

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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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Michael Owens

Michael has more than 25 years of experience in corporate litigation, dispute resolution, and intellectual property. He advises rights owners and users on the development, protection and management of their intangible assets including inventions, brands, business secrets, copyrights, contracts, and reputations. He also advises on competition matters, including restrictive trade practices, consumer regulation and non-compete […]

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David Smith

David is a Partner in our Intellectual Property & Technology Team. He works with clients on a range of commercial intellectual property matters and has built up a strong trade promotions and marketing law practice. David has broad experience in intellectual property and technology law. He has a particular focus on: Consumer law (misleading conduct; […]

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Glenn McGowan QC

Glenn is a Partner & Chief Counsel in our Disputes Group. Glenn is one of Melbourne’s most respected legal authorities and is widely recognised within the profession as a leader in his field. Prior to joining Gadens he spent 27 years at the Victorian Bar, the last 10 of which were as Senior Counsel. Glenn practises […]

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Adam Walker

Adam is a Partner in our Intellectual Property & Technology Team. He is also a registered trade marks attorney. Adam acts for an array of clients across a broad range of commercial matters, specialising in the fields of intellectual property, franchising, technology, privacy and competition and consumer law. Adam’s experience includes: all aspects of intellectual property, including prosecuting and […]

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Antoine Pace

Antoine is a Partner in our Intellectual Property & Technology Team. Under Antoine’s leadership, the team has been listed as recommended in Doyle’s Guide as a “Leading Contentious Intellectual Property Law Firm – Victoria, 2019” and  ‘Leading Non-Contentious Intellectual Property Law Firm – Victoria, 2019”. He has a breadth of experience in intellectual property and […]

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Chris Ludescher

Chris is a Partner in our Intellectual Property & Technology Team. He has built a broad-ranging commercial practice over more than 30 years in corporations law generally; trust law generally; property law, with particular emphasis on residential / commercial conveyancing and leasing; and intellectual property, including copyright and domain names, licensing and distribution agreements. Chris […]

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