Experience

Commercialisation of Intellectual Property

Advising on corporate compliance obligations, capital raising and the commercialisation and licensing of patented products and intellectual property to various international players in the logistics and manufacturing space.

Corporate advisory

Advising on long term incentive plans for executives, corporate governance (eg directors’ duties and liabilities, board composition and general board policies), continuous disclosure and insider trading obligations, shareholder communications, including corporate disclosure documents, as well as notices of meeting and general meeting procedures, and efficient handling of meetings.

Financial Services Compliance

Assisting managed investment scheme resolve disputes and manage investigations into compliance with their AFSL requirements.

General Commercial Advisory

Assisting businesses negotiate, formalise and resolve issues in relation to their international and domestic procurement, manufacturing, distribution and agency arrangements. Advise on arrangements with advertising agencies, consumer law, competition law and trade promotions.

Areas of expertise

Background

Alison has extensive experience in a broad range of commercial and corporate law matters, specialising in general corporate and commercial advisory, business transactions, due diligence projects and corporate restructures. She has widespread experience in drafting, negotiating and reviewing a variety of commercial agreements including tendering and procurement contracts, SAAS and IT agreements, distribution and manufacturing agreements and shareholder agreements, as well as dispute resolution with a particular focus on financial services investigations and shareholder disputes.

Alison has worked with a broad range of clients including high net-worth individuals, SMEs, large listed companies, and not-for-profit organisations. This diverse client base has allowed Alison to develop a broad skillset which means she is well placed to advise clients in all aspects of their business transactions. Clients say they value Alison’s attention to detail and ability to provide practical solutions.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Laws from the University of Melbourne
  • Bachelor of Arts from the University of Melbourne

Admitted to Practice

  • Supreme Court of New South Wales
  • High Court of Australia

Affiliations

  • Member of New South Wales Law Society