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Adam Cooper

Adam Cooper photo General counsel and company secretary | Flinders Ports Holdings

‘Adam Cooper is a very experienced commercial general counsel and company secretary, heavily relied on by the executive at Flinders Ports Holdings, not just in respect of legal matters, but also strategic guidance and to achieve commercial outcomes. He has a high degree of commercial acumen. The nature of Flinders Ports business gives rise to …

Adrian Quah

Adrian Quah photo Deputy general counsel and assistant company secretary | JB Hi-Fi

Adrian Quah, deputy general counsel and assistant company secretary at JB Hi-Fi, started his legal career in private practice with Clayton Utz, working his way up from an articled clerk to senior associate for corporate and M&A with stops in the litigation and dispute resolution department along the way. He moved to JB Hi-Fi as …

Alethea Lee

Alethea Lee photo Senior legal counsel and assistant company secretary | Nine Entertainment

Alethea Lee is a senior corporate transactional and commercial legal adviser, with extensive governance and company secretarial experience having developed an extraordinary amount of experience during her career to date. She serves as senior legal counsel and assistant company secretary at Nine Entertainment following its merger with Fairfax Media. Her skills and experience in strategic …

Alex Butterworth

Alex Butterworth photo Senior legal counsel | McDonald’s Australia

Alex Butterworth serves as senior legal counsel at McDonald’s Australia, the Australian branch of the world’s leading foodservice retailer, working on legal issues around marketing, sponsorship, IT contracts, digital projects, and copyright and trade mark protection. Having joined McDonald’s in 2016 and being promoted to senior legal counsel just one year later, Butterworth is a …

Alex Staples

Alex Staples photo Associate general counsel | Sibelco Australia and New Zealand

Alexander Staples started his career working in private practice, with a focus on commercial litigation at TressCox (now HWL Ebsworth) and then at Russells. According to Staples, ‘I had a real desire to make the move in-house, to gain exposure to how a business runs and how commercial decisions are made. I wanted to find …

Amanda Devonish

Amanda Devonish photo Senior corporate lawyer and assistant company secretary | Santos Limited

Since April 2012, Amanda Devonish has served as senior corporate lawyer and assistant company secretary of Santos, having previously worked in-house and in private practice in Abu Dhabi with Abu Dhabi Airports Company, and in Dubai for Nakheel and DLA Piper. A nominator has identified that Devonish ‘should be considered as a rising star as …

Amy Jennings

Amy Jennings photo Corporate legal counsel | Tennis Australia

Having started her legal career in 2013 at Herbert Smith Freehills, Amy Jennings recently assumed the role of senior legal counsel at Tennis Australia, having first moved to Melbourne to take on the role of legal counsel with Tennis Australia in July 2016. Recognised as a key member of the team, one nominator says: ‘Jennings …

Andrew Finch

Andrew Finch photo General counsel and group executive, office of the CEO | Qantas Airways

Andrew Lee

Andrew Lee photo Senior legal counsel | Nissan Australia

Nissan is a global full-line vehicle manufacturer that sells more than 60 different models under the Nissan, INFINITI and Datsun brands. It is the world’s largest electric vehicle (EV) manufacturer, with global sales of more than 320,000 all-electric vehicles as of April 2018. As senior legal counsel, Andrew Lee joined Nissan in 2014 and has …

Barbara Carroll

Barbara Carroll photo Associate director, loans and specialised finance, loan structuring and execution | ANZ

Barbara Carroll has gained experience as a banking and finance lawyer having acted on a range of high value and complex transactions. She currently serves as an associate director, at the Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited (ANZ) within the new loans and specialised finance, loan structuring and execution division. She has extensive experience …

Bella Manias

Bella Manias photo Deputy general counsel – IP and projects | Tabcorp Holdings

Bella Manias commenced her career at Golden Casket Lottery Corporation in 2005 as a corporate solicitor specliasing in intellectual property and consumer law matters, and then with Tatts Group in 2007 following Tatts Group’s acquisition of Golden Casket. Manias progressed to senior corporate solicitor and stayed with Tatts Group through its acquisition of New South …

Ben Gilbert

Ben Gilbert photo Attorney | Microsoft Australia

Ben Gilbert, a University of Waikato-trained and Sydney-based in-house lawyer, is a commercial attorney supporting global information technology giant Microsoft’s Australia subsidiary. In particular he supports the teams engaged in licensing cloud products to mid-market and public sector customers, the consulting services business, and the marketing and operations business. He is currently the retail industry …

Benjamin Willis

Benjamin Willis photo Head of legal and company secretary, privacy officer | NOVA Entertainment

What are the most important transactions and litigations that you have been involved in during the last two years? Nova’s podcast partnership with Acast: at inception this strategic partnership created the biggest podcast player in the Australian market with over 3,000 podcast shows and in excess of 10 million monthly listens locally, and 170 …

Betty Ivanoff

Betty Ivanoff photo Group general counsel | Coca-Cola Amatil

Bianca Gomez

Bianca Gomez photo Legal counsel | Dentsu Aegis Network

Dentsu Aegis Network is a multinational media and digital marketing communications company headquartered in London, operating in 145 countries worldwide, with more than 50,000 dedicated specialists. The Australian subsidiary of the company has a strong presence in the market, with 25 integrated marketing and communications agencies and over 1,900 staff. 30% of digital advertising spend …

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