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Expertise

Georgia is a corporate and commercial lawyer, advising clients across divergent sectors, from financial services, communications and information technology to agriculture, primary industries, government agencies and industry bodies.

Georgia’s practice and areas of expertise focus on commercial contracting and transactions, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, corporate governance and privacy and information law.

Experience

Georgia’s recent experience includes:

Mergers and Acquisitions 

  • advising a national stevedoring operator in the negotiation, sale and acquisition of a stevedoring company
  • advising a national construction hire business on their acquisition by a US-based conglomerate
  • advising a national agribusiness on the sale and acquisition by a foreign based agribusiness group

Privacy and data law

Advising various clients including an international data company in relation to:

  • data breaches, mandatory reporting and privacy obligations;
  • compliance with international privacy law including the EU General Data Protection Regulation; 
  • drafting privacy policies and internal policies and procedures to assist organisations to manage their privacy and data protection obligations. 

Commercial and Corporate Governance

  • assisting a global software company on their Australian corporate restructure and transitional arrangements
  • assisting a Singapore based private equity fund in the acquisition and structuring Australian investment interests
  • advising national and state industry representative bodies on corporate governance and regulatory obligations and internal restructures 
  • advising clients in relation to negotiating and drafting of commercial contracts, service agreements and licensing arrangements
  • advising clients on corporate governance, shareholding and venture structures and directors’ duties.

Publications

09 April 2019 - Knowledge

Financial reporting thresholds for large proprietary companies to increase

#Corporate & Commercial Law

Changes to the financial thresholds that determine when a private company is considered 'large' for reporting purposes were approved by Treasurer Josh Frydenberg on 5 April 2019.

02 April 2019 - Knowledge

Hold on to your T&Cs, unfair contract terms to get even tougher

#Corporate & Commercial Law

The Federal Government has announced a proposal to further strengthen the small business unfair contracts regime. We look at the possibility for new penalties and a broader application of the regime.

02 April 2019 - Knowledge

ACCC releases draft rules for Consumer Data Right

#Data & Privacy

The ACCC has released the draft rules governing the implementation of Consumer Data Right – you have until 10 May 2019 to have your say.