Gerry Cawson


With over 20 years’ local and international experience, Gerry is the lawyer of choice for commercial advice and complex transactions.

Gerry is the consummate corporate lawyer.  The trusted advisor to countless clients, helping them buy and sell businesses, raise private equity, list on stock exchanges and negotiate their joint ventures and day-to-day commercial arrangements.

Gerry is regularly named ‘Best Lawyer’ in the fields of mergers and acquisitions, private equity and commercial law. Recognised in 2017 as Best Lawyers’ Adelaide Private Equity Lawyer of the Year, with similar accolades in 2016 and 2014 voted by his peers as Adelaide Mergers and Acquisitions Lawyer of the Year. To go along with his 2015 and 2013 Adelaide Commercial Lawyer of the Year.

Prior to joining us Gerry led the Adelaide M+A team of a multinational legal firm. His technical expertise stems from experience at top tier law firms in London, Hong Kong and Sydney.

Whether advising start-up companies or Fortune 500 companies, Gerry is seen as the go-to lawyer for companies seeking strategic business advice with a legal perspective.  He regularly brings to bear his personal experience as a director of various companies and his extensive network of contacts to help create opportunities for his clients.

Companies that Gerry has advised in the past include Harley-Davidson, Warner Lambert (now Pfizer), AXA, Swisse Wellness and Nomura.  Locally, Gerry has been trusted for strategic advice for companies including Radio Rentals, Accolade Wines, Pernod Ricard, Michel Wool, Barossa Fine Foods, LH Perry & Sons, Fyfe and Vinomofo.