Who We Are

When you come to us for legal advice, you can expect lawyers with personality.

Lawyers who value your business, aren’t afraid of making tough decisions and understand that your time is important.

This is our team:

James Burchnall

With more than a decade of experience, James specialises in public and private M+A, equity capital markets and advising on listed company compliance and corporate governance.

Nicholas Cardone

Nicholas is a lawyer in the Corporate Team. He is passionate about tackling legal issues head-on and providing commercial outcomes for clients with minimal disruption to their business. He prides himself on his transparency, attention to detail and approachable nature.

Gerry Cawson

With more than 20 years’ local and international experience and multiple awards, Gerry is the lawyer of choice to assist with M+A transactions and private equity advice.

Sarah Chia

A feisty persona, excellent technical ability and sharp negotiating skills define Sarah to a tee. Her strength lies in advising on business and company acquisitions and divestments.

Michael Chrisohoou

Michael Chrisohoou is an experienced commercial lawyer who works closely with business owners and their accountants to provide commercial and pragmatic advice. Michael has assisted a number of large business owners buy and sell businesses and companies that operate both locally and nationally.  This transactional experience includes assisting with the: sale of a large South… Read more

Sam Christie

Sam is an Associate Director working in our corporate team.  Having worked in corporate teams at firms in Adelaide and Melbourne, Sam has advised clients on public and private M&A, equity capital raisings, corporate restructures, corporate governance and general corporate law matters.  Sam has extensive experience advising on the obligations of companies and their officers… Read more

Simone Collignon

Simone has over 10 years’ transactional experience acting on deals for clients across a range of industries including the agribusiness, life sciences, digital media, manufacturing, renewables and resources sectors.  She specialises in managing complex M&A transactions, restructures, joint ventures, asset acquisitions and disposals for listed and unlisted clients.   With a focus on inbound investment… Read more

Lauren Crosby

Lauren is an Associate Director in our disputes team. With over a decade of experience specialising in commercial litigation and dispute resolution; Lauren’s clients rely on her to deliver commercial certainty in disputes negotiation. Lauren is known for her practical, organised and no nonsense approach to disputes resolution. Lauren has acted for individuals and private entities… Read more

Michael Garry

Michael is an experienced corporate lawyer who has advised some of Australia’s biggest corporates and funds on their most complex and strategically critical transactions.

Rebecca Halkett

Rebecca is our resident competition and consumer law specialist, having acted on behalf of the ACCC in a number of prosecutions and for large companies in ensuring compliance and resolving breaches.

Tim Hall

The Director of our Commercial Team, Tim has over 25 years’ experience in the legal industry. Tim is a no-nonsense thinker who has developed long standing relationships with key clients across a range of industries.

Stefan Harris

With a background in corporate finance, Stefan brings a pragmatic and commercial approach to working with clients to understand their goals and drivers, create opportunities and deliver agreed outcomes. Stefan is a lawyer working in our corporate and commercial practices, specialising in the areas of private mergers and acquisitions, equity capital markets, corporate advisory and… Read more

Scott Hunt

Scott provides advice on a wide variety of transactions in areas such as construction, FMCG, agribusiness and health and medical.

Stuart Jackson

With extensive property experience across multiple jurisdictions and industries, Stuart’s clients rely on him to provide sound commercial advice across all property classes. Not only restricted to property transactions, Stuart’s commercial experience and acumen also ensure that he understands his client’s strategic objectives. Stuart is an outstanding property lawyer having acted on a broad range… Read more

John Kain

As the name suggests, John is the founder of Kain Lawyers, but that is just one string to his bow. John has an enviable reputation in M&A, corporate and equity capital markets law.

Sophia Laparidis

Sophia is a lawyer working across our transactions and corporate advisory teams. Sophia has experience drafting documents for mergers and acquisitions transactions, including subscription agreements, company constitutions and shareholders agreements along with preparing capital raising documents for businesses looking to grow. Sophia is honing her commercial problem-solving skills through understanding the strategic goals of our… Read more

Joshua Lee

Josh is an Associate in our disputes team. With experience in complex commercial and construction litigation, Josh has a strong technical skill set which is complemented by a commercial and practical approach in assisting clients with their disputes. Josh has acted for a variety of clients throughout Australia, from Magistrates Court to Supreme and Federal… Read more

James Linton

James provides a commercial approach to corporate transactions while understanding that each transaction is unique in its variable and client objective. James specialises in mergers and acquisitions, equity capital markets and corporate structuring and governance. He has experience in preparing and reviewing documents including business sale agreements, shareholders agreements, subscription agreements, option agreements and corporate… Read more

Taylor Moore

Taylor is a lawyer working in our corporate, commercial advisory and transactional disputes teams. Taylor’s focus is in the areas of mergers and acquisitions and private equity transactions where he is building experience in share and asset based sales and acquisitions, capital raising, restructures, and associated due diligence. To complement Taylor’s transactional practice, he also… Read more

Alyce Ricciardi

Alyce describes herself as a corporate problem solver.  With experience at a top tier global law firm in Adelaide and Melbourne, and at the magic circle Slaughter and May in London, she brings a breadth of knowledge to her practice that helps her pre-empt, manage and solve complex issues for her clients. This significant cross-border… Read more

Nick Slack

Nick has 21 years’ experience acting for Australian and international financiers and borrowers in corporate finance, acquisition finance, real estate finance and general finance across a range of sectors including financial services, property, health, social and affordable housing and technology. Nick’s Debt Capital Markets experience includes: Acting for Wingate on various bilateral construction, land acquisition… Read more

Jacob Thomas

Jacob is an experienced corporate and commercial lawyer who acts for a broad range of clients across a variety of sectors on the full range of their corporate and commercial requirements. Jacob’s focus is working closely with founders and businesses during all stages of their life cycle, whether it be from initial structuring, fundraising (debt… Read more

Sara Ucci

Sara is a young and passionate lawyer in the Corporate Team. She has assisted clients operating locally, nationally and internationally on a variety of mergers and acquisitions.   Sara sees value in understanding a client’s entire business, to provide specialised & holistic solutions. She enjoys working with clients to understand their priorities and identify solutions… Read more

Brian Vuong

Brian is an experienced corporate lawyer who has advised high profile clients on public and private M&A transactions, corporate restructures, major projects and general corporate law.

Brendan Wykes

With extensive M&A and Private Equity expertise from working in top-tier law firms in Sydney and London, Brendan brings over 25 years’ of commercial and technical experience to cut through corporate red tape and provide astute transaction advice to his clients Brendan has led teams advising on multiple acquisitions and sales of Australian and international… Read more