About Jessica

Jessica is a corporate lawyer who advises clients across a range of general commercial matters. She is known for bringing a thoughtful, positive and solutions-driven approach. Jessica is trusted by her clients to advise the on their business-as-usual matters, as well as on critical transactions in a business’ trajectory, such as mergers, acquisitions, distribution and licencing arrangements, joint ventures and shareholders agreements.

Jessica has particular and in depth expertise in the property development sector, and advises private developers, investors and listed entities on land acquisition and development structures and the negotiation of joint venture, partnership arrangements and service arrangements.

Her negotiation and structuring acumen has been borne out of acting across industries, and she has a long history of working with retail, manufacturing and hospitality businesses and advising them on regulatory compliance (including competition law), supply chain structuring, corporate governance and growth strategies and the business as usual commercial needs. She has been recognised by Best Lawyers in Australia for Commercial Law.

Experience

  • Development structuring

    Jessica has significant experience in negotiating and documenting complex development structures, including advising on development agreements, partnership arrangements and upstream ownership structures, as well as a restructure of capital partners, for clients such as Milieu, Golden Age Group, Satterley Property Group and Stockland.

    She understands the specific drivers of participants in the development sector, has particular expertise in stakeholder relations, and is respected for her considered, thoughtful and practical advice – which takes into account parties’ long term objectives and looks beyond their immediate issues.

  • Mergers and acquisitions

    Jessica acts across the lifecycle of an M&A process, and advises buyers and sellers of businesses during preliminary stages of including vendor and purchaser due diligence, through to negotiation of transaction documents and management of completion. Jessica understands the need to manage look beyond the particular matter at hand to provide holistic and importantly, commercial, advice.

  • Competition law

    Jessica is extremely experienced in advising on complex competition law issues with respect to restrictive trade practices, The Australian Consumer Law and various regulatory codes including franchising. Jessica has acted for the ACCC, and is regularly called upon to assist clients in a range of sectors to navigate challenging supply chain and structuring issues that are key to their businesses.

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