Being Being fully At the heart of Fully Human Human Gilbert + Tobin is our capacity to keep thinking about the future. Innovation is in our DNA.â€?
Gilbert+Tobin Over the next five years and beyond, the legal profession will face the most profound change. Choosing the firm best able to adjust and take full advantage of that change will be a critically important decision. G+T is ready for this change. I say this because of our culture. We are an egalitarian, openminded meritocracy committed to the growth and development of our people. We embrace change with enthusiasm and we are committed to absolute excellence in all that we do.
We are as restlessly ambitious and innovative as we were when we started the firm 27 years ago. It is well known that a diverse workplace brings with it diversity of opinion and thinking, qualities which will be essential in the successful workplaces of the future. This is a future that will demand the capacity for agility in all things, for quick thinking and quick decisions â€“ a future aligned with our values, our culture and our capacity.
We have deliberately chosen to remain independent and in charge of our own future for these very reasons. We are part of a global community of leading independent firms, which provides us with wonderful opportunities for collaboration, client referral and international experience for our people. We believe this is the best model for our future success and for outstanding lawyers of the future.
We are one of Australiaâ€™s leading law firms. We aim to be the best. I look forward to welcoming you to G+T.
Danny Gilbert, AM Managing Partner
What’s it like to be part of Gilbert + Tobin? G+T is a work in progress; it is always evolving and improving. As Danny says, the house is never built. In our dealings with clients and each other we aspire to treat everyone with generosity and respect, and to bring out the best in each other – to be fully human.
There’s a paradox at the heart of Gilbert + Tobin. On the one hand, we are a formidable and driven group of talented, ambitious people seeking to outperform ourselves and everyone else.
The thing I like most about G+T is the way it allows ideas to grow and innovation to flourish.” Geoff Petersen, Lawyer, Sydney
On the other hand, the firm has a great heart, it is generous and seeks to be an outstanding corporate citizen. We like having fun and we have a great sense of humour – we try not to take ourselves too seriously.
Our people G+T has an entrepreneurial, highly commercial bent. It’s a great firm with good people and a big future. It’s exciting to be a part of that.” Duncan McGrath, Partner, Sydney
Inviting and embracing differences in our people is embedded in the firm’s DNA. Diversity in our people enriches the firm. We are proud of the fact that 34% of G+T’s partnership is female – more than any other major Australian law firm. You’ll be encouraged to take up secondment opportunities in different locations and practice groups, and externally with the firm’s clients. Many of our people are awarded scholarships to attend work-related conferences, undertake research and study overseas at various institutions. We also provide financial support to people who undertake further education, including relevant Masters degrees and non-legal professional courses. Employer of Choice for Gender Equality In 2014, we received an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality citation from the Workplace Gender Equality Agency. While G+T has been recognised as an Employer of Choice for Women in the past, this prestigious new citation substantially raises the expected level of performance on gender equality, diversity and inclusion. We analyse gender pay equity annually, undertake a biannual diversity audit, and conduct unique programs to educate and build awareness on important issues such as diversity, inclusion and unconscious bias.
More than of our people currently work part-time or take advantage of flexible work arrangements.
Smart with heart “G+T gives you the chance to punch above your weight. It’s what you make of it.” Nirangjan Nagarajah, Lawyer, Melbourne “G+T is a force to be reckoned with. I love my team’s sense of humour and the work we do.” Mark Gerus, Partner, Perth
“G+T is one of a kind. It’s exciting to be a part of its growth. I get to work closely with great people at all levels.” Anu Briggs, People Team, Melbourne “G+T is a fabulous, fun and friendly place to work.” Christina Karakiozis, Finance, Sydney
OUT@G+T OUT is Gilbert + Tobin’s LBGTI (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex) and allies group. OUT’s objective is to ensure Gilbert + Tobin continues to celebrate diversity, including for all LGBTI staff, as a fundamental value of the firm. Gilbert + Tobin is a proud member of Pride in Diversity, Australia’s leading workplace program for inclusion of LBGTI employees. “When I was a confused, frightened teenager growing up in a small country town, I never imagined that I could live as an openly gay senior partner in a leading law firm. The respect I have now – from others and myself – was something I could never have imagined back then.” Peter Waters, Partner, Sydney “I feel accepted and celebrated for being exactly who I am. I’ve always been open about my sexuality and at G+T I’m definitely not alone. We have many out and proud employees and partners across all areas of the firm who have come together with our straight allies to form the firm’s LGBTI group, OUT.” Angela McDonald, Lawyer, Sydney
development Induction Our people complete a detailed induction program that provides information on how the firm operates
At G+T, youâ€™ll benefit from a combination of practical on-the-job learning, mentoring and e-learning, with leading and unique development opportunities.
College of Law
Training sessions and accreditation programs at G+Tâ€™s in-house facilities
G+T pays your admission and annual practising certificate renewal fees
Commercial + industry awareness
Business development + client management
++ Industry insight series ++ Financial literacy
++ Building your personal brand ++ Understanding your clients ++ Relationship development
Ongoing guidance + mentoring Practical, one-on-one learning with managers, senior lawyers and partners
Postgraduate study Funding assistance and study leave for approved Masters degrees and other postgraduate courses
I was awarded the 2014 G+T Scholarship and attended the Near Field Communication World Congress in Marseille, France. NFC technology is revolutionising how consumers pay for goods and services, access digital content and connect electronic devices. Since returning from Marseille, I’ve advised clients on NFC-related competition and regulatory issues, and delivered firm-wide NFC training.” Emma Ringland, Competition + Regulation
Extend your legal knowledge
Expand your technical capability
Building business awareness
Group learning programs
++ Business Development 101 ++ The business of law at G+T
Develop your technical capability with generic and specialised group training
++ On-the-job training ++ Mastering contracts ++ Legal professional privilege
++ Writing and drafting program ++ Research skills
Personal + team leadership
Project + matter management
Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
++ Personal leadership program ++ Managing resilience ++ Influencing effectively ++ Leading a team
++ Matter profitability ++ Risk and conflict management ++ Negotiation skills
Regular internal events to help maintain your CPD requirements
Local + international opportunities
Scholarships Annual $10,000 scholarship for specialised overseas study at universities which have included Harvard and Oxford
Work in-house with clients in Australia and overseas; oppportunities to work with our network of leading international firms
Annual internship at Anderson Mōri & Tomotsune in Tokyo, Japan
Learn from market leaders Learn all about our market‑leading deals and matters from the partners and lawyers who run them in our practice group insights program
Gilbert + Tobin’s B+F team is ‘extremely knowledgeable with a great client list, giving them excellent intelligence on what is going on in the market, which is invaluable. They’re very pleasant to deal with too’.” IFLR 1000, 2015
Banking+Finance Our Banking + Finance group advises many of Australia’s and the world’s largest and most sophisticated financial institutions, investment banks, corporations, private equity funds and hedge funds. To achieve our clients’ business goals, our Banking + Finance (B+F) lawyers work closely with other practice groups – in particular, Corporate Advisory. They also work in-house with our clients. As a result, our clerks and graduates gain direct exposure to some of the world’s leading companies and businesspeople.
What you’ll experience Clerks and graduates in B+F work on a wide range of transactions across acquisition finance, project finance, public–private partnerships (PPPs), structured finance, real estate finance, debt capital markets, and insolvency and restructuring.
According to Partner and Practice Group Leader John Schembri, graduates in the group have exposure to many different types of work.
“They have the opportunity to assist with some of the largest cutting-edge transactions taking place in the Australian market,” he says. “This may include acting for banks, corporate borrowers, funds and sponsors on a range of financial transactions and projects, from high-value corporate matters to complex debt restructurings.”
Corporate + Leveraged Finance Our clerks and graduates assist lawyers who advise major listed companies on corporate debt arrangements, as well as private equity firms and corporate and institutional clients, on large, complex leveraged acquisitions. We also advise Australia’s Big Four banks and the major local and foreign investment banks as arrangers and providers of leveraged debt.
Project Finance You’ll work alongside lawyers who specialise in debt and equity financing arrangements, project formation, structuring and implementation on PPPs and projects in areas such as special infrastructure, property development, transport, power and energy, mining and resources, and oil and gas. Our clients include leading Australian and foreign project finance firms, sovereign wealth funds and other funds that invest in major infrastructure projects.
Restructuring + Insolvency During corporate reconstructions and insolvencies, we advise banks, financial institutions, and financially distressed debt funds and corporations about standstill arrangements, debt restructuring, security enforcement, intercreditor agreements and sales out of administration or receivership. You may be asked to assist lawyers in providing general advice to directors, receivers, administrators and liquidators.
Structured + Debt Capital Markets Our debt capital market specialists advise on securitisations, establishing note programs, credit-wrapped notes, US and domestic private placements and Islamic bonds.
Rankings In Chambers Asia Pacific, 2015, John Schembri is ranked Band 1 for Acquisition Finance, Simon Lynch is ranked Band 1 for Acquisition and Corporate Finance, and Dominic Emmett is ranked Band 1 for Restructuring and Insolvency. James Lewis, Duncan McGrath and Damian McNair are all recognised as leading lawyers. In IFLR 1000, 2015, B+F Partners Damian McNair, Dominic Emmett, Duncan McGrath, John Schembri and Ros O’Mally are recognised as leading lawyers. Alexander Danne is recognised as a Rising Star.
Clients we work with The ad hoc committee comprising the majority US noteholders and the administrators of Mirabela Nickel on its recent successful debt for equity restructure. Woolworths Holdings Limited (South Africa) on the financing of its $2.15 billion acquisition of David Jones Limited by scheme of arrangement and $1.76 billion takeover of Country Road Limited.
The Healthscope-led consortium on its successful bid for the Northern Beaches Hospital PPP in NSW. Vitol on financing its $2.9 billion acquisition of Shell’s Australian downstream assets, including the Geelong Refinery and 870 retail sites across the country. The syndicate of banks on the Hastings consortium’s role as successful bidder to privatise (by way of a 99-year lease) the Port of Newcastle, and sell and purchase underlying assets.
Macquarie, UBS, CIMB Capital Markets, Credit Suisse, Goldman Sachs and Merrill Lynch as lead managers on financing the $3.6 billion IPO of Healthscope Group. ANZ, Commonwealth Bank of Australia, NAB, Westpac and foreign banks on a number of PPPs and infrastructure project bids, including Queensland Schools, Ravenhall Prison, Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre and the University of Wollongong Accommodation Project.
Pacific Equity Partners on the financing of its $1.2 billon public-to-private takeover of Spotless Group Limited, its Term Loan B facilities, the subsequent $1.8 billion IPO of Spotless Group Limited, and its corporate debt refinancing in excess of $600 million. NSW Treasury Corporation on amending its $10 billion EMTN program and its Japanese shelf registration. The Export Finance and Insurance Corporation and the South Australian Government on financing the redevelopment of the lead smelter at Port Pirie.
Clients we work with Telstra on its $857 million acquisition of the Asianbased telecommunications provider Pacnet by way of merger under Bermudian law.
Ten Network Holdings on its consideration of several conditional proposals in relation to potential change of control and financing transactions.
Orica Limited on the $750 million sale of its chemical business to funds advised by Blackstone.
Woolworths Holdings Limited (South Africa) on its $2.15 billion acquisition of David Jones by a scheme of arrangement.
Vitol on its $2.9 billion acquisition of Shell’s Australian downstream assets, including the Geelong Refinery and 870 retail sites across the country. Westpac on its $1.45 billion acquisition of the Australian assets of Lloyds Bank. Pacific Equity Partners on its sale of Hoyts Group.
Aurora Oil & Gas on its $2.6 billion acquisition by Baytex. Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley as the underwriters of Transurban Group’s $2.7 billion entitlement offer. A consortium comprising Wilmar International Limited and First Pacific Company Limited on the proposed $1.9 billion (enterprise value) acquisition of Goodman Fielder Limited.
Goldman Sachs on its take private of the Mirvac Industrial Trust. Nine Entertainment Co. on its $1.9 billion IPO and transactions such as its debt restructure by a scheme of arrangement; securing broadcast rights for the National Rugby League; acquiring Perthand Adelaide-based affiliates of Channel Nine; the sale of ACP Magazines; and acquiring the remaining shares of Nine Entertainment Co., which it did not previously own. SAI Global on its proposed $1.1 billion acquisition by Pacific Equity Partners.
A TPG-led consortium comprising TPG, PAG and Canada’s Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan on the $1.215 billion acquisition of DTZ, a global property services business of UGL Limited. IPOs for Spotless Group Holdings, Mantra Group, APN Outdoor, Metro Performance Glass, Burson Group and Pacific Smiles. Underwriters/joint lead managers on IPOs for Healthscope, Genworth Mortgage Insurance Australia, SG Fleet, Monash IVF Group, Huon Aquaculture Group, iSentia, Speedcast International and The Pas Group.
Country Road Credit Suisse Crescent Capital Partners Dulux Group GrainCorp Hastings Funds Management IFM Investments Leighton Holdings NSW Treasury Quadrant Private Equity TPG Capital Wesfarmers Woolworths Group
Rankings In Chambers Global, 2015, G+T is ranked Band 1 for Capital Markets: Equity, Corporate/M&A and Private Equity. Tony Bancroft is highlighted as a Senior Statesman. Andrew Bullock is ranked Band 1 for Private Equity. Peter Cook is ranked Band 1 for Capital Markets: Equity, Corporate/M&A and Private Equity. In IFLR 1000, 2015, Tony Bancroft, Peter Cook and John Williamson-Noble are recognised as leading lawyers in M&A. Peter Cook is also recognised as a leading lawyer in Capital Markets: Equity, and Rachael Bassil is listed as a Rising Star in Capital Markets: Equity.
Gilbert + Tobin’s Corporate Advisory group is a dynamic place to kickstart your career. You’ll work alongside partners who are recognised as the best in Australia at what they do.
As a member of the group, you’ll be exposed to a large and diverse client base that includes listed companies in all sectors, investment banks, institutional investors, government agencies, large privately owned companies, private equity firms and other financial investors. Clerks and graduates in Corporate Advisory may also gain insight into the firm’s other practice areas. To successfully facilitate major transactions, you will be part of a team that includes specialists from areas such as Competition + Regulation, Banking + Finance and Real Estate + Projects.
The G+T corporate commercial team exceeded expectations. They are very committed, responsive and commercial, and have an incredible knowledge and understanding of our business.” Chambers Asia Pacific, 2015
What you’ll experience According to Partner Andrew Bullock, Corporate Advisory is a great place to broaden your legal skills. “The work is very interesting because it’s transactionbased,” he explains. “And because no two transactions are the same, the work never becomes predictable. This is part of the attraction of being in the group.”
“Capital markets work is about a third of what we do, alongside mergers and acquisitions, and private equity work,” adds Partner John Williamson-Noble. “It’s an exciting area and the atmosphere is busy, but very enthusiastic and friendly.”
Cross-border networks Because Gilbert + Tobin is an independent firm, we attract referrals from firms all over the world that regard the global firms with offices in Australia as their competitors. Our international network includes the top US law firms; Magic Circle firms that don’t have Australian operations, such as Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Slaughter and May; and many other topranking independent firms in key jurisdictions.
Mergers + Acquisitions Our Mergers + Acquisitions (M+A) partners are among the best in Australia, and the M+A team is one of the strongest in the Asia Pacific region. Our lawyers have a reputation for closing transactions in the face of significant challenges, and are regularly approached to act on Australia’s most difficult and strategic transactions. You’ll be part of a team whose reputation ensures Gilbert + Tobin attracts an array of high-profile clients.
Private Equity The firm’s Corporate Advisory group incorporates what is regarded as Australia’s leading private equity practice. The team’s strength lies in its ability to effectively manage and close large structured deals, due to a deep knowledge of clients’ requirements and a constant eye on novel opportunities. If you’re serious about becoming a specialist in private equity, this is the place to be.
Equity Capital Markets Our Corporate Advisory group includes one of the strongest equity capital markets teams in Australia, and a number of our partners are recognised as market leaders for their ability to combine technical skills with a commercial overlay. You’ll work with specialists renowned for providing groundbreaking advice on new and existing structures and financial products. The team has acted for many listed corporations and regularly acts for global investment banks and underwriters on equity capital markets transactions.
Funds Management Gilbert + Tobin’s funds management specialists provide advice to private equity, real estate and infrastructure funds managers; large corporations, banks and underwriters; and institutional investors across the entire funds management lifecycle. We do this regardless of the nature or location of the investors in the fund, the type of fund structure or the fund’s investment focus.
The team is considered a market leader in mid-cap private equity and venture capital funds establishment. In recent years, we’ve acted on almost all of these types of funds. The team has also become a market leader in regulated mergers and acquisitions (M&A) transactions relating to large listed funds, having acted on the majority of such transactions in the market over the past few years.
Corp G+T’s free Corp app contains all key legislation, regulatory guides and policies for lawyers working in M&A, capital markets and corporate advisory.
Tax As a tax specialist, you’ll work collaboratively with other lawyers across all practice groups to provide taxation advice on a broad range of commercial transactions. Clerks and graduates will have the chance to assist lawyers working closely with external advisers and client teams, providing advice and developing tax-effective structures to minimise the risk of later disputes.
Resources Clients we work with Altona Mining Limited on the sale of its Outokumpu project in Finland, valued at $100 million. CNOOC NWS on its participation in the North West Shelf LNG project in Western Australia. Alinta Energy on tenure, land access and approval matters; and its power transmission infrastructure in the Pilbara, Western Australia, including the Roy Hill project. Evolution Mining Limited on third-party agreements affecting tenements held by Emmerson Resources Limited; co-ordinated and managed tenement due diligence; and its farm-in and joint venture agreement with Emmerson. Iluka Resources Limited in relation to its acquisition of an advanced mineral sands exploration project in Sri Lanka.
Origin Energy and Sasol on their joint acquisition of unconventional upstream interests in the Northern Territory. Iron Ore Holdings Limited on agreements with the now Pilbara Ports regarding the creation of an iron ore port facility in the Pilbara and subsequently Iron Ore Holdings’ off-market takeover by BC Iron Limited, valued at $280 million. MEO Australia Limited on its merger by a scheme of arrangement with Neon Energy. MMG Golden Grove Pty Ltd on objections to applications for a miscellaneous licence by Sinosteel Midwest Corporation. Paladin Energy Limited on placing its uranium mine in the Republic of Malawi under care and maintenance.
Pluton Resources Limited on its recapitalisation and various joint venture issues. Shaw River Manganese Limited on operating mines in the Republic of Namibia. Silver Lake Resources Limited in relation to a serious mine safety incident. Sirius Resources Limited on a number of construction and services contracts in relation to the Nova Nickel Project north of Norseman in Western Australia. Sundance Resources Limited on its development agreements with the republics of Cameroon and the Congo to establish a $5 billion iron ore project in both countries. Todd Corporation on its participation in the Balla Balla iron ore project.
Our Energy + Resources group advises clients on all areas of the sector, including mining and resources, oil and gas, energy and utilities, and renewable energy.
The group’s mix of corporate, regulatory and project experience will provide you with insight into the entire lifecycle of a project – including exploration, finance, acquisitions and disposals, development, construction, regulation and operations. What you’ll experience As well as being highly experienced resources lawyers, some of Gilbert + Tobin’s partners have been non-executive directors of listed and unlisted exploration, mining and gas companies. You’ll work closely with these partners and can take advantage of their firsthand experience of the many complex legal and commercial issues that arise in the energy and resources sector.
Seamless support across all aspects of our business.” Chambers Asia Pacific, 2015
Michael Blakiston is praised for his ‘excellent industry knowledge’.” Legal 500 Asia Pacific, 2014
Mining + Resources Our Energy + Resources group regularly advises publicly listed and private Australian and international companies involved in resource exploration, development and operation. The commodities we deal with include base metals, coal, copper, diamonds, gold, iron ore, mineral sands, nickel, pearls, rare earths, salt, silver, timber and uranium. You’ll have access to lawyers with particular expertise in hard-rock mining, oil and gas, and resources projects in emerging economies, primarily in Africa. “During your time in the group, you may have the opportunity to assist on mergers and acquisitions involving mining and resource assets, including public company takeovers and schemes,” says Partner and Practice Group Leader Michael Blakiston.
“You may also be asked to help on private acquisitions and disposals, due diligence for tenement searches, and regulatory approvals, some involving the Foreign Investment Review Board.” Oil + Gas To advise some of the world’s largest oil and gas corporations, lawyers in the group often collaborate with other practice areas such as Corporate Advisory to create cross-functional transaction teams. Energy + Resources lawyers in these teams handle all legal issues that arise in oil and gas exploration (both conventional and non-conventional); project development and commercialisation; structuring and financing; and joint ventures and strategic alliances.
Energy + Utilities Gilbert + Tobin is a market leader in energy and utilities regulation, having worked on transactions that have shaped the Australian energy sector. We advise on all aspects of energy and utility regulation for clients including energy retailers, electricity and gas transmission businesses, generation businesses, regulators, market managers and investment banks. Renewable Energy The commercialisation of alternative energy sources is a relatively new phenomenon in the Australian market. Gilbert + Tobin has a proven track record in this growing area and as a result of our involvement in this sector, we can anticipate the issues likely to arise in constructing and financing renewable energy projects. We provide renewable energy companies and wind farm investors with seamless, integrated advice and transaction management.
Port + Rail Clerks and graduates at Gilbert + Tobin may gain exposure to matters involving some of Australia’s most important port facilities. Our Energy + Resources group includes leading experts in the commercial and regulatory design – and financing and implementation of – access arrangements across regulated and unregulated port and rail infrastructure. You’ll work closely with people whose experience includes advising governments and port authorities on port and transport interface development; advising transport providers, terminal operators and industry associations on non-discriminatory shipping and rail access to port terminals; and drafting and implementing the legal framework and access regimes for port infrastructure.
Native Title + Land Access Our clerks and graduates work alongside lawyers who advise energy and resources companies on Native Title processes involved in exploration tenure grants, negotiations for mining tenure grants, and the construction of mines and associated infrastructure. We help our clients develop Indigenous cultural heritage protocols at the outset of each mining project to ensure these companies develop a strong working relationship with traditional owners. Our lawyers advise energy and resources companies on access arrangements with private landowners and pastoral leaseholders for exploration and mining, as well as access and land tenure arrangements under State Agreements. Our team also advises mining companies where there is a need for one company to access the tenure of another.
Gilbert + Tobin is praised for its ‘strategic ability and collaborative approach with clients’.” Legal 500 Asia Pacific, 2015
Melbourne team In 2014, Janet Whiting, one of Australia’s pre-eminent commercial litigators, joined G+T to build our Melbourne Litigation group.
Our Employment team advises on all aspects of the employment relationship, from commencement to termination. Our Employment team advises clients on a broad range of employment issues and acts in both employment-related litigation and commercial transactions. Much of our advice work revolves around employee performance and behavioural issues including misconduct, breach of postemployment restraints and sexual harassment. “You may be asked to assist in the preparation of litigation, attend a Fair Work Commission hearing or work on a significant transaction,” explains Partner Dianne Banks.
Be part of a team that acts for and against developers, major contractors and subcontractors in the Supreme Court, the Court of Appeal and the High Court. Led by Partner Emanuel Confos, this team advises industry participants on all aspects of construction law, from the inception of a project through to completion, as well as dispute resolution. Clients include consultants, developers, financiers, government agencies, investors, owners and project sponsors. You may be asked to assist lawyers on complex disputes as they progress through arbitration, courts, expert determinations, mediations, reference hearings and tribunals.
Are you ready to join a group that acts for many of Australia’s biggest corporate names on high-stakes commercial disputes?
Our litigators in Sydney, Melbourne and Perth provide dispute resolution services – from pre-litigation advice to strategically using or responding to court action. A rotation in Litigation will give you a clear overview and understanding of the processes involved.
As Partner Kate Harrison explains, specialising in this field requires a lot of strategic thinking. “It’s not only about winning legal points but also getting a result for your client that fits their commercial goals,” she says.
Clients we work with Google Inc. in its landmark win in the High Court of Australia regarding online advertising practices and the responsibility of website hosts for thirdparty content. This was a benchmark case in Australia and internationally. RiverCity Motorway Group on some of the largest commercial litigation presently before the Australian courts, seeking damages of over $1.65 billion and defending a related securities class action for over $200 million in damages. The Truth, Justice and Healing Council in the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.
Brookfield Multiplex on its 7-nil win in the High Court of Australia in the matter Brookfield Multiplex Ltd v Owners Corporation Strata Plan. This is a landmark case for the construction industry. Telstra on a range of regulatory and commercial disputes, including the recent access pricing dispute with Adam Internet, Chime and Vocus, a successful challenge of the ACCC’s jurisdiction to conduct an arbitration. Westpac, defending a claim by a group of foreign currency remitters that the closing of their accounts due to money laundering and terrorism financing concerns was unlawful.
Woolworths SA on its takeover of David Jones by way of a scheme of arrangement.
NSW Police in a favourable settlement on a copyright dispute brought by software supplier Micro Focus. Anglo American in a multi-billion dollar dispute about long-term coal supply contracts to Queensland Government power stations. St Barbara Limited on proceedings in the Supreme Court of Western Australia regarding third-party consent to the sale of its Southern Cross gold mining operations. BrisConnections Group in its $1 billion claim against Arup for misleading or deceptive conduct and negligence in undertaking the traffic forecasting for the AirportlinkM7.
Aurora Oil & Gas in obtaining Federal Court approval for a scheme of arrangement by which Baytex Energy acquired all the shares in Aurora for A$1.84 billion, the largest Australian corporate transaction in 12 months when announced. A Big Four bank on a $44 million claim against it for breach of contract, negligence and misleading conduct. Nine Entertainment Co. on a range of litigious and regulatory issues. Mitsui & Co Ltd regarding salt farms at Onslow and Shark Bay and protecting its operations in proceedings before the Mining Warden.
F.Hannan (Properties) Pty Ltd on the continuation of complex construction disputes. Universal Music successfully contesting the Fair Work Commission’s jurisdiction on two unfair dismissal claims brought by terminated employees. Westpac on the employment and litigation aspects of the acquisition of Lloyds Banking Group’s Australian asset finance business and corporate loan portfolio. Victorian Government on the dispute regarding the East West Link.
Winner of the 2014 Dispute Resolution Team Award at the Lawyers Weekly Australian Law Awards.
Litigation Rankings In Chambers Asia Pacific, 2015, Steven Glass, Rani John and Colleen Platford are listed as key individuals for Dispute Resolution. Dianne Banks is recognised as a key individual in Employment, and Emanuel Confos is recognised in Construction and Infrastructure. Eight of our Litigation partners are listed in Best Lawyers, 2014: Kate Harrison, Dianne Banks, Emanuel Confos, Steven Glass, Rani John, Colleen Platford, Tim O’Leary and Janet Whiting.
What you’ll experience You may find yourself assisting on sensitive and critical matters including high-stakes litigation; matters involving competition issues and regulation of access to services; and regulatory investigations by industry watchdogs such as ASIC, the ACCC and offices of fair trading.
“From the early stages we’ll work to develop a clear understanding of our clients’ objectives,” adds Partner Andrew Floro. “Where appropriate, we work closely with our specialist corporate, banking and finance, and competition and regulatory teams to develop the right strategy. “This approach ensures matters are properly handled in the pre-dispute stage and only proceed to litigation when appropriate.”
Class Actions If you’re keen to gain experience in commercial class actions, our Litigation group is an excellent place to start your career. Our team of class action specialists is experienced in defending clients in largescale and complex class actions. We are currently representing a company in defending a class action brought by several hundred investors in the Federal Court. The case is the first of its kind in Australia and is shaping up to be one of the country’s largest-ever commercial disputes.
Mediation + Arbitration You’ll work alongside lawyers who are skilled in mediation and arbitration, and have a chance to actively identify opportunities to use these alternatives to litigation. We advise many clients with global businesses on crossborder disputes in specialist tribunals and before dispute resolution panels.
Regulated Industries Our lawyers support clients in highly regulated industries on matters involving complex regulatory requirements. Recent matters have involved telecommunications network access, gas transmission pipelines, electricity transmission networks and railways. Resources Gilbert + Tobin has one of Australia’s leading resources litigation practices. To read more about the industry-leading clients we work with in the energy and resources sector, turn to the Energy + Resources page.
Our Real Estate+Projects group guides clients through the property, planning, environmental and construction aspects of many significant and complex corporate projects, as well as a wide range of real estate transactions.
Led by Partners Diane Skapinker and Amanda Hempel, the group has a diverse client list and advises on the property aspects of complex cross-practice matters. The work is largely transaction-based, meaning you may have the opportunity to follow transactions through to completion.
What you’ll experience You’ll have the opportunity to conduct research, draft documents, and attend client meetings, negotiations and settlements with lawyers. Our planning lawyers also conduct environment and planning litigation, and clerks regularly get involved in these proceedings.
“Clerks enjoy their time with us because it’s a unique opportunity to experience a mix of advice-based, litigious and transactional work in the one place,” says Diane. “They’ll deal directly with clients and have the opportunity to work on large corporate transactions as well as manageable-sized transactions.”
Property We work on a broad range of property matters encompassing: mixed-use greenfields projects and redevelopments commercial, industrial and retail purchases, sales and leasing infrastructure projects telecommunications projects data centres water rights.
We collaborate closely with corporate, finance, litigation and tax experts across the firm to ensure property transactions run smoothly.
Planning + Environment You’ll work alongside lawyers advising on planning, contamination, climate change, water and renewable energy issues in areas such as coal mine and farm acquisitions, remediation of contaminated land, and renewable energy projects. Our specialist lawyers assist clients with varied development approvals including major projects, and provide strategic advice on environmental assessments.
We are fortunate to advise on matters in all states and territories and our diverse client base includes developers, construction companies, investors, financiers, fund managers, renewable energy providers, communications and media operators, and government agencies.
Construction Gilbert + Tobin’s construction lawyers provide specialist legal advice on all aspects of construction law from the inception of a project through to completion. Our construction lawyers advise clients on financing, constructing, connecting and operating biomass plants, wind farms and solar energy fields (thermal and photovoltaic), and on NABERS and Green Star ratings.
Clients we work with Gilbert + Tobin is recommended for its ‘quick turnaround times, excellent understanding of clients’ needs, and pragmatic advice’. Practice head Diane Skapinker combines ‘sharp commercial acumen’ with ‘an ability to provide practical legal solutions’.” Legal 500 Asia Pacific, 2015
Orica on the property and environmental aspects of its $750 million sale of its chemical business to The Blackstone Group L.P. Telstra on the property and environmental aspects of its exit from a national joint venture with Vodafone Hutchison Australia involving more than 2,000 sites across Australia, and on regulatory and leasing matters.
Newcastle Port Corporation on developing its T4 coal loader terminal, including agreements for lease, coal terminal operator leases, advice on environmental liabilities, and property arrangements for acquisition and leasing of associated areas. Infigen Energy on the leasing and purchase of properties for various solar farms.
Are you ready to fast-track your career with Australia’s most progressive and innovative law firm? Take a look behind the scenes to find out what the clerk and graduate experiences can offer you and what you need to know before you apply.
Forge your own path
Becoming a G+T clerk Gilbert + Tobin understands that your clerkship is a pivotal step in your career. For many people, a clerkship is the first opportunity to see what it’s like to practise in a corporate environment, and for some it’s your first legal experience. During your time with Gilbert + Tobin you’ll get a taste of what it’s like to work in corporate law. Our clerkship program gives you direct access to partners and lawyers working on market-leading transactions and matters to help you decide whether this is the place where you’ll launch your career.
Coaching, orientation and support You’ll work with partners and lawyers who will challenge you intellectually and help you develop your skills. Corporate work will be your main focus, but you’ll also have the opportunity to assist on pro bono matters and participate in firm-wide activities. Our clerks spend time in one or more of the firm’s practice groups. As you progress through your rotations, you’ll develop valuable skills and knowledge, and learn how to comfortably contribute your views. You’ll start to understand the mechanics of legal practice and have the chance to assist on a range of tasks such as researching, preparing and drafting memos; following litigation processes; attending court; observing negotiations and meeting clients; and working as part of a deal team.
In-house training and development Throughout the program, you’ll partake in our customised in-house training course, covering topics such as technical skills, research, analysis, drafting, interpersonal effectiveness, teamwork, business development and client orientation (see the ‘Your professional development’ page). You’ll also have access to support and resources to make sure you feel confident when you join your initial rotation group. You’ll start by participating in an induction program that introduces you to our technology systems and lets you meet partners and managers from different areas of the firm, such as Business Development, IT, Marketing, Learning and Development, and Services.
It’s not all work … During your clerkship, you’ll build lasting friendships with a talented group of like-minded individuals who may become your peers as you continue in your legal career. Plus, there’s plenty of time to attend training, practice group events and firm lunches, and to have fun and network with people across the firm.
Who we’re looking for We invite law students in their penultimate year of study to complete clerkships in our Melbourne, Perth and Sydney offices. G+T values diversity and individuality, so we don’t just look for strong academic results. We’re looking for candidates who are interesting people, can clearly demonstrate their ambition, creativity, entrepreneurial spirit and ability to collaborate. We want people who can identify with G+T’s DNA of Performance, Innovation, Authenticity and Collaboration. And it’s equally important that you enjoy what you do and don’t take yourself too seriously.
Gilbert + Tobin understands that your clerkship is a pivotal step in your career.”
Native Title secondment The Aurora Project gives two Sydney clerks the opportunity to gain work experience with a Native Title representative body during their winter semester break. This unique initiative is fully funded by the firm and will help you build important personal and professional skills.
At Gilbert + Tobin’s Park Street office, Sydney clerks complete a 10-week placement that consists of two five-week rotations across the firm’s practice areas. As well as becoming immersed in their practice areas of interest, Sydney clerks have the opportunity to contribute to the Pro Bono practice. Clerks are also assigned a research task that involves working closely with lawyers and then presenting the results to partners and lawyers across the firm.
Melbourne Our Melbourne clerks complete a four-week placement during winter or summer, as a taste of what’s to come in their legal career. For the duration of your clerkship you’ll work in one practice area, assisting lawyers and partners in the Banking + Finance, Competition + Regulation, Corporate Advisory, Litigation or TMT group.
Perth Our Perth clerks can undertake a three-week placement in summer or a two-week placement in winter. During this time, you’ll work closely with lawyers and partners on matters in either the Corporate Advisory, Energy + Resources or Litigation practice group.
Next steps for
graduates Our graduate lawyers gain diverse experience working across different practice areas throughout the graduate program.
Our graduates in Melbourne and Sydney complete a formal graduate program consisting of two nine-month rotations. In Perth, our graduates complete two six-month rotations. During your rotations, you will work directly with partners and lawyers and be actively involved in matters pertaining to your practice area. This experience is complemented by a comprehensive program of professional and business development, knowledge management and pro bono work.
Learn from your mentors Mentoring is an important aspect of graduate life at Gilbert + Tobin. When you start, you’ll be assigned a mentor – a more experienced lawyer – to guide you through your rotations and your transition into a practice area. Your mentor will provide you with support and help you establish relationships within your practice areas and across the firm.
Every graduate is also assigned a ‘buddy’ who’ll help you attune to life at G+T, and give you invaluable advice and support throughout your early experience as a graduate.
Our 2014–15 clerks spill the beans on what it’s like behind the scenes at Gilbert + Tobin. Starring (in alphabetical order): James Campisi Jack Coles Emma Dowsett Elizabeth Jones Lloyd Wood
Why did you choose G+T for your clerkship?
What was the interview process like?
What’s it like being a clerk at G+T?
Jack: Because it’s an ambitious, values-driven firm with a flat structure and the highest aspirations for its people and their work. Also, because of the genuinely nice people I met during the application process.
Emma: Super Saturday was particularly informative. This comprehensive event really facilitated my understanding of the culture of G+T and solidified my desire to work at the firm.
Lloyd: Commencing as a clerk at G+T felt like starting the first few weeks of the rest of my career. I witnessed the way the firm operates and I was able to meet all the lawyers in the two areas I want to practise in. As a summer clerk, you become proud of the aspirations and successes of the firm you belong to and strive to contribute to them.
Elizabeth: Because women excel at the firm and everyone I spoke to during the recruitment process really enjoys working at G+T. Lloyd: Because of its top-tier work, growth trajectory and the opportunity to be a part of a firm that’s evolving in innovative and unique ways. And because the firm espouses a culture of inclusiveness and individuality.
James: From the outset, both my first and secondround interviewers were very relaxed, putting me at ease and allowing me to be myself. The firm is genuinely interested in me as a person, delving deeper than just my CV to get to know me and how I would fit into the firm. Lloyd: My interviewing partner came into the session with my resume, written on and highlighted, and a curiosity about who I was as a person. We had a casual conversation about a range of topics, some unrelated, and it allowed me to get to know the partner as well.
James: It’s clear the firm respects each clerks’ abilities, which instils you with confidence. Jack: Perhaps most importantly, the clerkship lives up to the marketing material! The people are genuine, the work is fascinating and there is a wealth of opportunities available to you to participate in transactions, litigation and pro bono. Emma: Clerking at G+T has given me exposure to how the legal industry operates in a top-tier commercial environment, teaching me practical skills that fall outside the scope of my law degree.
Which partners and lawyers did you work with most closely? What have they taught you? Jack: As I’ve never had any transactional experience, the lawyers showed me the ropes from the basics, such as document management and conducting searches, all the way through to drafting original documents and clauses. Their advice and guidance on matters ranging from managing time and emails to drafting documents was always sound and I learnt a significant amount during the course of the clerkship. Emma: Grad lawyer Prue Mewburn was always so enthusiastic, warm and thorough in her explanation of tasks and demonstrated to me how to blend personality and professionalism to foster an enjoyable and productive work environment. Lloyd: On my first day in the Corporate Advisory group, partner Rachael Bassil and lawyer Adam D’Andreti hosted a crash course for all corporate lawyers on running an IPO deal. I spent the day learning from two lawyers who are experts in the area, which put me in good stead to contextualise the tasks I would be doing for the next five weeks. The clerks also received a number of induction and development training sessions, such as a legal research session, which gave us a practical insight into research techniques that we had never experienced through university studies.
What did you enjoy most about your clerkship? Jack: Professionally, being highly involved in two transactions in Banking + Finance was insightful and enjoyable. I felt I learnt a lot and made a real contribution. Lloyd: I was put on equal footing with other team members. Rather than feeling like I was getting in the way, I felt I was a valued part of a team and contributing to the great work they were producing. Elizabeth: During my rotation in IP I had the opportunity to attend court for a few days. This was a great experience as it gave me insight into the final stage of the litigation process and helped me understand the significance of the tasks I assisted with during my rotation.
What was unexpected or surprising? Jack: I have been most impressed and surprised by the real responsibility which junior lawyers have at G+T. It’s been refreshing to see the quality of work and leadership over a matter which junior lawyers exercise. It’s made me excited for the next stage of my career. Lloyd: Lawyers are normal people! I expected them to be constantly pressed for time and serious with their interactions. The reality is that they are invested in your development and down to earth; they take the time to sit down and explain complex areas of law. There’s office banter and there are long lunches. These are highly excellent lawyers at the top of their field and I was surprised how easy it was to get along with them. Emma: I did not expect to be asked to draft a contract that was sent to a client. I was thrilled, but admittedly also nervous! The chance to do some drafting was challenging and gave me insight into future work as a junior lawyer. Elizabeth: The training we were given throughout the clerkship was impressive. The transition from law student to clerk and eventually lawyer involves a steep learning curve, so this training was really useful.
Describe a matter or transaction you’ve helped with and the outcome. Jack: During the course of my time in Banking + Finance, I assisted on two agribusiness transactions. I did a full range of transactional legal work, from searches to research to drafting agreements, clauses and company documents. It was very hands-on and I felt like I had great exposure to the transaction. During the course of my rotation, one transaction reached financial close, which was very satisfying. Lloyd: Most of the interesting work I have been given involves conducting research into niche areas of law. G+T is known for being progressive and innovative in tackling legal problems, so are constantly dealing with grey areas. It’s particularly rewarding when the research you’ve done is passed directly to the client without major changes. Elizabeth: I reviewed affidavits and had the opportunity to draft a small part of one affidavit. I also prepared exhibits and wrote short articles on recent developments in the law. During my rotation in IP, I helped put together a video that’ll be played to the judge in court as evidence.
What about the social side? What did you get up to? Jack: The clerkship is a social bonanza! Every other day there is a lunch or sport or drinks. It’s been a great opportunity to make new friends and one of the undoubted highlights of my summer. Emma: I really enjoyed the events the firm facilitated to allow the clerks to get to know one another. This initial experience paved the way for our social events we initiated after inter-firm clerk sport, at lunchtimes or of an evening. The experience of developing friendships with like-minded, motivated and fun individuals who also happened to be colleagues made coming to work something to look forward to. Lloyd: We got up to a lot of professional networking (read: socialising over drinks). Besides the multiple firm Christmas parties – from your team, to your group and then the firm-wide festivities – there are also clerk-specific events such as a day of lawn bowls, regular interfirm drinks, social sports each Monday evening, an inter-firm trivia night and the (unofficial) clerk cruise, to name a few. As our group of clerks were so close, we also organised our own casual drinks after work, lunch dates or weekends at the beach together too.
What tips would you give next year’s clerks? Elizabeth: Try to talk to as many people as possible from the firm, particularly previous clerks and grads as this is the best way to gain information about what it’s like to be a young lawyer at the firm. James: Be yourself. Show your ambition and eagerness to succeed in the legal industry, but don’t forget to showcase your personality and human characteristics. Lloyd: Research the firm and draw on all your successes, in whatever industry or activity you have involved yourself, to demonstrate why that is important for the firm. Find the firm that best suits your personality. It’s as much about the firm needing to be a fit for you as it is about you needing to be a fit for them.
with our clerks
Our 2014–15 grads reflect on launching their career at G+T. Featuring (in alphabetical order): Frederick Brodie (Melbourne) Rianne Chen (Sydney) Loren Leung (Melbourne) Matthew McGirr (Sydney) Sean Meehan (Sydney) Prue Mewburn (Sydney) George Salter (Perth) Bridget Sutton (Melbourne)
have you been given?
Loren: We’ve had the opportunity to participate in every aspect of work life – from training, being involved in matters and having direct client contact to social activities such as client functions and even going interstate for internal work functions. Rianne: I’ve been given many opportunities: to work with clients who are leaders in their respective fields; to attend court hearings on groundbreaking areas of law; to attend conferences on topics of interest; and to work with some of the best lawyers in the country. George: The best opportunity I’ve had so far was travelling to Paris and Cameroon with Energy + Resources Partner Michael Blakiston. The purpose of the trip was to meet with the Cameroonian Government to negotiate and finalise the development of a major iron ore project. The opportunity to work in a different country, as well as use my French language skills, was incredible. It also provided me with an insight into the challenges our clients face when conducting their business in foreign countries.
Prue: Following my clerkship, I was given the opportunity to participate in a fully funded six-week secondment at a Native Title representative body in Cairns. This opportunity gave me a unique insight into the important work of Native Title representative bodies, which work extremely hard (and often in difficult conditions) to realise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians’ Native Title rights. Matthew: The opportunities at G+T have been incredible. Early last week, for instance, I was given the opportunity to represent a young man at a Fair Work Commission conciliation. While I’m not an employment lawyer, the firm gives lawyers the opportunity to learn and develop new skills in diverse areas of practice, particularly through pro bono work.
How do you think your experience has differed compared to your friends in other firms?
What was the highlight of your year?
Bridget: I think graduates at G+T take on a lot more responsibility (such as running various aspects of deals) than graduates at other firms. The partner contact available here at G+T is also a stand-out to other firms.
Prue: Socially, the Banking + Finance Christmas party. Professionally, completing the Country Road transaction – the team did an excellent job and it was so satisfying to have played even one small part in this market-leading transaction.
Rianne: From what friends at other firms have commented, I think that I’ve been given more challenging work at a graduate level. I think having longer rotation periods helps as it allows you to settle into a practice group and be more involved.
Sean: The highlight of my year was working on such a large number of successful deals. It was also a highlight to work on both sides of an IPO. For example, on the issuer side, I assisted in advising APN Outdoor Group Limited on its successful ASX listing. I also assisted the joint lead managers and underwriters in advising Healthscope Ltd on its successful ASX listing. I also did some M+A work and advised on both listed and unlisted takeovers, as well as on a scheme of arrangement.
George: I feel I’ve been given much more responsibility and ‘real work’ than some of my friends at other top-tier firms. There’s a real sense that, even in your graduate year, you’re considered an integral part of your team. As such, you’re given the opportunity to progress and develop your skills at an expedited rate. Prue: G+T lawyers work in small teams, and graduates are given responsibility early. Graduates and junior lawyers get uncharacteristic exposure and play an integral role in successfully completing some of the biggest deals in the market – I think this is rare, and it’s one of the main reasons I’m glad I chose G+T. Matthew: I think my experience has differed because I’ve been exposed to the best lawyers in the city from the outset. For instance, during my time with Peter Cook and Rachael Bassil in Corporate Advisory, I was incredibly impressed with their depth of industry knowledge and experience. Working directly with partners is something many of my friends can’t do.
Bridget: The whole experience was great; however, one particular highlight would be completing my College of Law training and becoming a ‘real’ lawyer! Frederick: Going to Sydney on numerous occasions for training (and drinks!).
What tips would you give next year’s graduate lawyers? George: Take every opportunity that is presented to you. At times, you may be given the opportunity to work on matters that you feel are beyond your level of experience. This should in no way deter you from accepting the task. G+T provides an environment that encourages you to push yourself and work outside your comfort zone. By doing so, you’ll notice an appreciable increase in your development as a young lawyer. Frederick: Ask lots of questions, and never feel like you can’t! Prue: Throw yourself into every aspect of the graduate program. G+T encourages ambition and will reward enthusiasm.
Why did you choose G+T? Bridget: The most appealing aspect about G+T is that you get to experience top-tier work in a close-knit environment. This allows graduates to be highly involved in matters and work closely with other lawyers and partners. Rianne: I had a keen interest in IP and knew that G+T ran many of the groundbreaking cases in this field (when I applied, the iiNet case was big news and the decision had just been handed down by the High Court). The prospect of being involved in such work was exciting. Frederick: G+T presents a unique opportunity to experience the big deals and high-profile work typical of larger firms, the progressive environment and values of younger firms, and the intimate and friendly environment of a smaller firm. Prue: The smaller team sizes and flat structure means junior lawyers are exposed to high-profile transactions and have the opportunity to contribute meaningfully from day one. Sean: I chose G+T for three reasons. First, I wanted to get real, hands-on transactional experience from day one. Second was G+T’s reputation as a market-leading firm across a number of practice areas, particularly those I was most interested in – Corporate Advisory and Competition + Regulation. The third and most important reason was the people and their ambition to drive the firm’s success. Throughout the interview process, every person I met showed a genuine interest in striving to meet the firm’s ambition of making G+T the number one corporate law firm in Australia. I could truly see myself contributing to this goal while being afforded great training in an environment filled with smart, hard-working and driven people.
What’s it like being a graduate lawyer at G+T? Loren: Being a graduate is much like being any other lawyer in the firm – you get involved right from the beginning. You’re very much an important part of the team, working closely with everyone – including the partners – and even running your own matters. Rianne: On my first day, I was handed a case that made international news, and the work since then has been just as interesting and varied. I really feel this has developed my skills – intangible skills not taught at university, such as how to think and reason critically like a lawyer, and seeing how the legal system works in practice. George: There’s no typical day for a graduate lawyer at G+T. Graduates are exposed to complicated transactions and given real responsibility, which expedites your development as a graduate lawyer.
What was unexpected or surprising? Bridget: The amount of partner contact graduates gain is incredible! Loren: I was surprised by the level of responsibility and trust placed in us. I was asked to call a client on my second day! Frederick: During my clerkship, I was a bit sceptical and expected to get a lot of fake research tasks and work just to keep me busy. It was a complete surprise to find I was doing actual work, making real contributions to matters and drafting documents that were actually included in reports sent out to clients. Prue: I was surprised at the effort that went into ensuring I understood my role within the wider context of the matter. Whenever I was delegated a task, I was always provided with the background of the matter and an overview of the commercial context of the client and the issue in question. I’ve come to learn that the senior lawyers’ interest towards junior members of the team is typical at G+T. Matthew: I didn’t expect to be challenged in so many diverse ways. The job is sometimes intense and throws up a whole range of challenges. You have to learn to be a project manager, communicator, social networker, businessperson and legal expert all at once. I didn’t expect to grow so much and be so challenged.
What piece of advice do you wish you’d been given before you started applying for graduate positions? George: A firm’s culture is so important. I really believe you need to spend time talking to people who work there day in, day out, to see if the firm is the right fit for you. Prue: G+T celebrates diversity. Bring your unique experience and perspective to every part of the application process and you’ll shine. Matthew: Take the time to research and understand what each practice group actually does on a day-to-day basis, and don’t be afraid to ask questions about the nittygritty of everyday life in a commercial law firm. It will make it much easier for you to make good decisions when it comes to choosing graduate rotations.
with our grads
Lawyers have a responsibility to ensure the legal system is fair, equitable and accessible to all.
In 1996, Gilbert + Tobin was the first law firm in Australia to appoint a full-time in-house pro bono lawyer. In 2008, we appointed our first full-time pro bono partner, Michelle Hannon. The firm now has a dedicated Pro Bono group of four lawyers and Michelle as partner. We are proud advocates of social justice and focus on providing advice and support to marginalised and disadvantaged clients. The practice covers many diverse areas of law including discrimination, administrative law, defamation and public international law.
Pro bono work at G+T is particularly focused on issues affecting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, refugees, people with disabilities and the protection of human rights. We take on a range of matters and regularly advise NGOs on their legal issues. We also undertake outreach rosters advising people who are homeless, refugees and migrants, and LGBTI people experiencing domestic violence.
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What’s it like working in the Pro Bono group? Our clerks, graduates and lawyers are encouraged to participate in pro bono work. Graduate lawyers in our Sydney office can apply for a first-rotation position with the Pro Bono group, commencing in February each year. In 2014, Graduate Lawyer Peter Pereira did just that. “I have the best job at Gilbert + Tobin,” says Peter. “I get to do both transactional and litigious work across an incredibly broad range of legal areas, learn from some of the most respected pro bono lawyers in Australia and contribute to the firm’s deep pro bono culture.”
When asked to name a highlight of his rotation in the Pro Bono group, Peter lists three: successfully arguing that two G+T clients were refugees and could not safely return to Iraq; obtaining $10,000 in victims compensation for a young client to get his life back on track; and representing a deaf firefighter in antidiscrimination proceedings against his former employer, which eventually settled. “Working in the Pro Bono group affords a great opportunity to deal directly with clients and work with lawyers in different practice groups,” Peter explains. “It’s a great feeling to know you’re contributing positively to the legal and social fabric of Australia.”
It’s a great feeling to know you’re contributing positively to the legal and social fabric of Australia.” Peter Pereira, Graduate Lawyer Sydney
As one of Australia’s leading intellectual property practices, this group takes on Australia’s most exciting and challenging copyright, trade mark and patent matters.
The IP group’s diverse work touches on all major industry sectors, including media and entertainment, FMCG, content, healthcare services, mining and technology. Every day we work with multinationals, brand leaders, creators and innovators to protect their intellectual assets.
What you’ll experience A rotation in the IP group will see you work alongside partners and lawyers who are active thought leaders, lobbyists and contributors to the development of IP law in Australia. “You’ll learn from lawyers who are adept at navigating and adapting their legal services to the world’s fastest-moving industries,” says Partner and Practice Group Leader Michael Williams. “Because change is constant, the work we do is always interesting and challenging.”
Rankings In Chambers Asia Pacific, 2015, Michael Williams, Siabon Seet, Lisa Lennon and Kate Harrison are listed as key individuals for Intellectual Property.
Intellectual Property Advertising The IP group is working on a steady stream of major advertising challenges under the Australian Consumer Law. Current cases include a major challenge we are running for Energizer against Procter & Gamble’s Duracell consumer battery advertising, and a challenge by Samsung against LG concerning 3D TV advertising and screen resolution.
Brand Protection + Trade Marks Our IP group is a major force in brand protection in Australia and internationally. Clerks and graduates will learn firsthand from lawyers who manage significant brand portfolios and provide advice on all aspects of brand protection (trade marks; designs; and domain, company and business names), enforcement and brand recovery.
Copyright A rotation in the IP group is an opportunity to be a part of Australia’s largest team of copyright lawyers, running market-defining matters such as the 2012 iiNet High Court case, which provided the springboard for recent government policy around limiting online infringement prevalent in Australia. Gilbert + Tobin is the place to jump-start your career as a copyright specialist. No other firm can match our knowledge of copyright, our experience in copyright litigation in Australian courts and the Copyright Tribunal, and our capacity to provide strategic advice across the spectrum on copyright works and subject matter.
Patents Patent advice, enforcement and litigation form the basis of our highly regarded patent practice, and we are regularly involved in infringement proceedings before the Federal Court. In 2014, we added a market-leading patent litigator to our team and expanded our team of patent litigators. Clerks and graduates interested in patent law may be asked to assist lawyers who are applying their IP litigation expertise and strategy to Federal Court patent matters.
You may also be asked to contribute to research across a wide range of industries including consumer electronics, gaming, telecommunications, online services and mining.
Gilbert + Tobin is recommended for its ‘high standards, quick response times, and its very strong desire to get the best result for clients’.” Legal 500 Asia Pacific, 2015
The firm is really good commercially. They are very strategic and offer good advice, not just on the legal aspects.” Chambers Asia Pacific, 2015
Clients we work with ARIA and Phonographic Performance Company of Australia Ltd (PPCA), the representative bodies of the Australian recording industry, in Copyright Tribunal proceedings involving FOXTEL, and in proceedings against the radio industry to determine a licence rate for the online use of music by commercial radio broadcasters in Australia. Aristocrat Technology on patent infringement actions in the Federal Court. ASOS, one of the world’s largest online fashion retailers, on brand protection issues in Australia.
Australian Screen Association, the industry body representing the motion picture studios and the Motion Picture Association in Australia. BASF, the world’s largest chemical company, on a patent enforcement regime in relation to mining technology. Energizer on a range of advertising and regulatory work across its battery, razor and sun care products, as well as false advertising litigation in the Federal Court.
Imdex Limited, a manufacturer of drilling fluids and chemicals, in patent infringement proceedings and in defence of an ‘unjustified threats’ action on a scale without precedent in Australia. Samsung in proceedings against its Korean electronics rival LG. This matter is one of the largest challenges to consumer product advertising heard in Australia in recent years. The case concerns LG’s advertising campaigns for its 3D televisions in Australia, with potential worldwide ramifications. Universal Music on a wide range of legal matters.
Trade Mark + Domain Name Clients Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Amazon Bank of America Barilla The Blackstone Group L.P. Bloch Citigroup Dorel Demand Media Diners Club Dow Jones Edwards Lifesciences Google Inc. Monsanto News Corporation NRMA Nutricia (Group Danone) Primary Health Care Red Bull Richemont (Cartier, Net-a-Porter) Telstra Turner Broadcasting (CNN, Cartoon Network)
Clients we work with A pre-eminent practice advising major telecommunications carriers and technology companies on a range of domestic and cross-border matters.” Chambers Asia Pacific, 2015
Google Inc. on a broad range of privacy, applications development and internet regulation concerns. Telstra on various commercial arrangements to support its cloud service offering to clients, and the NBN project – Australia’s largest-ever infrastructure project, valued at $11.2 billion. Nine Entertainment Co. on restructuring longstanding ninemsn arrangements and its joint venture with the Daily Mail. Home Box Office Inc., Time Warner, Turner Broadcasting, Nine Network and Universal Sony Pictures Home Entertainment on content deals.
Westpac on telecommunications procurement projects, online banking, network perimeter security, and core banking transactions in Australia and New Zealand. Qantas on its current and future IT sourcing strategy, including its largest outsourcing agreement – for all the airline’s application management and maintenance services. Luc Hennekens, Qantas CIO, called the new contract ‘cutting-edge’. NRMA on outsourcing and transformation projects, and establishing new business products.
Quantium on innovative customer data analytics projects, including worldfirst commercial applications of big data and analytics. Transurban on the transformation of its tolling system. Transport for NSW on work for its new transport smartcard, the Opal card. The Group of Eight Universities on internet service arrangements. A Big Four Australian bank on a new customer relationship management component of its whole‑of‑bank customer system.
Telco Navigator G+T’s free Telco Navigator app is designed for people working in Australia’s telco industry. It’s a guide to regulatory and industry arrangements as we transition from copper to fibre on the NBN.
Where better to launch your career than in Australia’s leading technology, media and telecommunications legal team? The digital economy is rapidly transforming how we live, work and interact. New technologies are reshaping entire industries, creating remarkable knock‑on effects for regulations, contract negotiations and drafting. The sheer pace and scale of change in this sector makes it an exciting time to specialise in technology, media and telecommunications (TMT) law.
“Our clients are embracing cloud computing, and big data and analytics, so it’s important for young lawyers to understand the implications these technologies have for clients’ businesses,” says Partner Sheila McGregor. “Our firm’s clients rely on our industry knowledge to stay ahead of changes in the communications and technology sectors.”
What you’ll experience At Gilbert + Tobin, you’ll work alongside people who will help you understand what it’s like to specialise in this sector. “We take mentoring seriously and aim to get junior lawyers involved in as many aspects of our transactions as possible,” says Partner Tim Gole. “They are a vital part of our team.”
Clerks and graduates in TMT attend client meetings and negotiations, compile research, help draft contracts and work on submissions to government regulators. They also help develop pitches to potential clients, and may assist on local and overseas matters involving cloud technology, big data, online payment structures, regulatory compliance, procurement and data privacy.
Technology You’ll gain exposure to the critical-risk aspects of technology contracts that lawyers often don’t get involved in, such as pricing, service-level agreements and service catalogues. “This deep involvement allows us to develop more relevant and innovative approaches to client service, which is highly valued by our blue-chip clients,” says Partner Michael Caplan. Our legal technology experts advise on a broad range of technology and outsourcing contracts. You’ll work alongside lawyers with unrivalled knowledge and experience in complex and enterprise-wide transactions, including: cross-border contracts related to cloud technology business processes, including IT and telecommunications outsourcing and offshoring
enterprise-wide transformation, including enterprise change management IT infrastructure projects, including establishing and operating data centres shared services arrangements post-merger integration arrangements with outsourced big data analytics providers protection of commercial‑in‑confidence customer‑related information. We assist our clients in developing technology for their business, including online banking; Opal smartcards for Transport for NSW; using real-time data for streamlining processes and logistics; and navigating privacy laws to use data from mobile phones or online transactions.
Media Our content, data and media experts advise clients on digital content, new media, privacy and data analytics issues. You’ll have the chance to gain experience in acquiring, distributing and licensing digital content in new and traditional media; social media and digital platform issues; and data aggregation and analytics. Many of our professionals also have expertise in ancillary regulatory fields such as content classification and clearance, privacy, data protection, competition, payments and anti–money laundering. Our experience ranges from acting for technology start-ups on all aspects of their growth, through to the commercial and corporate structuring of large cross-border deals in the Asia Pacific region. Our lawyers also manage the international and local taxation, employment, competition, communications regulation and other regulatory and legal aspects of these deals.
Rankings For over a decade, our TMT group has ranked in the top tier of Legal 500 Asia Pacific and Chambers Asia Pacific.
Telecommunications A rotation in TMT may see you working alongside lawyers advising clients on infrastructure development, and network access and sharing arrangements. You may also have the opportunity to work on regulatory design and strategy, competition issues, and complex commercial arrangements for domestic and international telecommunications services. Our lawyers also advise clients on issues related to acquisitions, joint ventures and alliances, licensing and regulatory compliance, interception, privacy, digital businesses, electronic marketing strategies, net neutrality and dispute resolution. Our team recently advised Telstra on the policy changes and subsequent renegotiations regarding the arrangements between Telstra and NBN Co. This included revisions of the supporting regulatory framework. The NBN arrangements involved the largest de-merger in Australian history, including the progressive structural separation of Telstra and the transfer of network assets to NBN Co. The NBN arrangements transformed one of Australia’s largest companies from a networkbased business into a services-based business. It also involved the largest civil construction project in Australia.
Three of our TMT partners were recommended in Legal 500 Asia Pacific, 2015, and six were recognised as leading individuals in Chambers Asia Pacific, 2015. Best Lawyers Australia, 2014 recognised seven of our TMT partners as leaders in their field.
Technology, Media+ Telecommunications
Gilbert + Tobin’s Competition + Regulation group is Australia’s pre-eminent competition practice, with more than 25 lawyers, including nine partners and one special counsel.
For over seven years, the C+R group has received top rankings in Chambers Asia Pacific, The Asia Pacific Legal 500 and Global Competition Review. Our partners are regarded as market leaders in competition law and policy.
What you’ll experience The C+R team has an open and collaborative structure. Instead of being siloed, lawyers work across the range of competition and regulatory work and with different partners. “We provide clients with critical transactional and regulatory advice that has shaped a broad range of industries,” explains Partner and Practice Group Leader Luke Woodward. “Clerks may be asked to assist on matters across sectors such as broadcasting and media, energy and utilities, financial services, retail, resources, telecommunications and transport.”
Rankings In Chambers Asia Pacific 2015, Gilbert + Tobin is ranked Band 1 for Competition & Antitrust and Gina Cass-Gottlieb is ranked as a star individual. Luke Woodward received a Band 1 ranking, while Elizabeth Avery and Simon Snow are acknowledged as leading lawyers. The C+R team also received a Tier 1 ranking in Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2015, with Elizabeth Avery, Gina Cass-Gottlieb, Simon Snow and Luke Woodward recognised as leading lawyers.
ACCC Matters The C+R group represents its clients on a range of ACCC matters, including mergers and investigations alleging anti-competitive conduct, and, when necessary, litigates in court against the ACCC. We regularly work on some of the world’s most complex and contentious global merger clearance and cartel matters. We have experience as co-ordinating counsel on international cartel investigations and on litigation matters, where we’ll often collaborate with leading international firms on global cartel matters.
The C+R group teams up with other Gilbert + Tobin practice areas to provide a full service offering to our clients. For example, you may find yourself working with members of the Corporate Advisory group to obtain ACCC clearance for mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures. Energy + Utilities Gilbert + Tobin is the market leader in energy and utilities regulation. We advise on all aspects of energy and utility regulation for clients including energy retailers, electricity and gas transmission businesses, generation businesses, regulators, market managers and investment banks.
In the electricity sector, the group has unsurpassed experience in the merits review of revenue and pricing determinations before the relevant appeals bodies. Telecommunications Gilbert + Tobin is Telstra’s primary regulatory adviser. We work closely with Telstra on the National Broadband Network (NBN) – one of the largest infrastructure projects in Australia’s history. We are currently working with Telstra on renegotiations with the federal government regarding the development of the NBN. We also deal with day-to-day competition and regulatory matters such as land access issues, numbering and consumer protection.
Financial Services Partners and lawyers in C+R have a great depth of experience providing financial services regulatory advice on compliance with APRA, ASIC, ASX and Reserve Bank regulations and industry codes. We work closely with industry groups such as the Australian Bankers’ Association and Australian Payments Clearing Association to develop policy reform initiatives that directly affect the financial services industry.
Transport + Logistics The C+R group acts for airlines, government agencies, investors, financiers, stakeholders and users involved in many of Australia’s most important transport and logistics facilities.
Clients we work with Competition Wesfarmers on Coles’ successful defence of the ACCC prosecution of an alleged breach of an undertaking on fuel savings discounts (‘shopper dockets’), and on its successful acquisition of Pacific Brands. Caltex on its acquisition of the Scott’s Fuel Divisions. Mylan Inc as its Australian and New Zealand counsel on the global acquisition of Abbott Inc’s generic drug business, achieving unconditional clearance from both regulators. Aquis on its proposed acquisition of the Reef Hotel Casino, obtaining unconditional clearance.
Westpac on the acquisition of certain assets of Lloyds International Pty Ltd, including Capital Finance Australia Limited and BOS International (Australia) Limited. The team secured ACCC clearance for the transaction and advised on the competitive bid process. We were also involved in regulatory due diligence and obtaining approvals from APRA. We worked closely with the Corporate Advisory team throughout the transaction. Samsung on a range of competition and consumer law issues, including a successful defence against allegations by Dyson and a successful prosecution of Dyson before the Advertising Standards Board.
Informed Sources (Australia) and several petrol retailers in ACCC proceedings in the Federal Court of Australia. Virgin Australia in current ‘drip pricing’ proceedings commenced against it by the ACCC in the Federal Court of Australia. Regulation Telstra on its most important competition and regulatory matters, including the renegotiation of the NBN and its migration plan. Jemena on reviews of regulated access charges for gas and electricity distribution networks.
Qube Logistics on the tender for the development and provision of services for the International Container Terminal and Empty Container Park at Webb Dock in Melbourne. APA Group on obtaining ACCC clearance for its proposed acquisition of Envestra. Rio Tinto Coal Australia, Pacific National and Peabody Energy on the design and implementation of a new coal chain coordination entity for the Dalrymple Bay Coal Terminal supply chain.
Energy Networks Association on proposed changes to distribution pricing rules.
AER Carnival eBay Healthscope Malaysia Airlines Nine Entertainment Co. Queensland Coal Thai Airways Tiger Airways Australia
G+T Insights The free G+T Insights app contains a library of legal publications including Investing in Infrastructure, Digital Wallet and Mobile Payments and the ACL Consumer Guarantee Guide.
Gilbert + Tobin is well-recognised as a leading competition practice in Australia. The firm has established a reputation as a ‘game changer’, continuing to expand its cutting-edge instructions for a range of significant corporate clients including Caltex, Rio Tinto, Nine Entertainment, Samsung, Telstra and Wesfarmers.” Global Competition Review 100, 2015
We support and engage with a number of projects and everyone at G+ T has the opportunity to become involved.â€? Michelle Hannon, Partner, Pro Bono and CSR
We support and engage with the following projects Gilbert + Tobin Centre for Public Law at UNSW Gamarada Indigenous Healing and Life Training Football United Sydney Sings Tribal Warrior Association Glebe Youth Service Wear it Purple Just Reinvest
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three offices, saving 471 tonnes of CO2e. This year we cut our energy
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Responsibility When you join Gilbert + Tobin, you join a place that understands the value of investing in people, the environment and the communities around us. Reconciliation Seven years ago, Gilbert + Tobin released its first Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP). We were the first Sydney law firm to have a RAP and the second nationally. Our RAP covers a number of activities, including: an Indigenous Employment Strategy where we actively recruit Indigenous people in non-legal roles and run an Indigenous Cadetship Program for law students
prioritising pro bono legal support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander individuals and organisations, refugees and disadvantaged people hosting visits from Indigenous university students, especially from the University of NSW Indigenous Winter School supporting Indigenous economic development by procuring products from businesses certified by Supply Nation.
Environment In 2014, the firm publicly reported on its environmental impact to the Australian Legal Sector Alliance (AusLSA), an industry association working collaboratively to promote sustainable practices across the legal sector. We seek to improve our environmental performance year on year. Football United We support Football United through activities and donations. This special community organisation provides social and sporting networks for young refugees who have settled in Australia.
Our community Gilbert + Tobin is proud to be an active member of the Australian Business and Community Network (ABCN). ABCN is a partnership of highly committed national business leaders and companies working in the area of education to improve opportunities for disadvantaged students and schools through mentoring, partnering and support programs across the country. Our aim in joining ABCN is to provide opportunities for all our people to engage with and give back to the local community.
Our staff members are involved in a number of ABCN programs, including the Focus on Young Women in Leadership mentoring program. In this program, our senior female lawyers and professional support staff provide mentoring and leadership training to female student leaders.
Awards + citations 2014 Financial Times Asia-Pacific Innovative Lawyers Awards Gilbert + Tobin was recognised as Most Innovative Australian Law Firm and placed third overall in the top 25 law firms headquartered in the Asia Pacific region. 2014 BRW Client Choice Awards Best Professional Services Firm (Revenue $50–$200 million)
G+T lawyer wins human rights award 2014 Euromoney Legal Media Group Australasian Women in Business Law Awards Best Firm for Women Best Firm: Perth Best Firm for Pro Bono Outstanding practitioner for services to the law and advocate of women: Gina Cass-Gottlieb.
Best Law Firm (Revenue $50–$200 million)
In December 2014, Lawyer Darren Fittler won the Human Rights Law Award at a ceremony hosted by the Australian Human Rights Commission. Darren was recognised for his commitment to the charity, philanthropic and not-forprofit sectors. The Human Rights Law Award is given to an individual or organisation with a track record in promoting and advancing human rights in Australia through the practice of law.
“The support of G+T and everyone I work with has enabled me to be recognised in this way,” says Darren. “We have a terrific pro bono culture, through which we do amazing humane work. And long may it continue.” Darren dedicated his award to everyone working in the not-for-profit, charity and community sectors. He was nominated for the award by the Touched by Olivia Foundation, one of Darren’s pro bono clients.
Most Innovative Firm Most Friendly Firm Most Caring Firm.
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The experience helped me contextualise the importance of pro bono work and the difference it makes to people’s lives.”
New carbon-neutral Sydney office In 2016, Gilbert + Tobin will move its Sydney office to Barangaroo South. We’ll occupy four floors in Australia’s first large-scale carbon-neutral community, operating with zero net carbon emissions, including energy, waste and commuter carbon emissions.
Nicole Lojszczyk, Pro Bono Lawyer
Barangaroo South aims to be a water-positive precinct, meaning it is designed to export more recycled water than the drinking water it uses. To find out more, visit barangaroosouth.com.au.
Pro bono contributors visit Arnhem Land A number of Gilbert + Tobin lawyers who completed more than 50 hours of pro bono work in the 2013–14 financial year won the opportunity to attend a Cultural Awareness Tour in Bawaka Country in Arnhem Land. The tour was run by pro bono client, Lirrwi Tourism. Lirrwi Tourism was established in 2010 to develop, support and promote Yolngu tourism in Arnhem Land. Its main objective is to create a new economy for Yolngu people through tourism.
Photos from left to right: 1 Justine Perkins, Darren Fittler (G+T lawyer) and Rebecca Ho. 2 Artist impression only, accurate as at February 2015. Subject to planning approval. 3 Photo taken by Nicole Lojszczyk.
In early November 2014, our lawyers spent five days enjoying cultural sessions led by the Yolngu traditional owners, which included discussions on language, kinship and sacred sites. They also went swimming, crabbing and fishing with the locals, as Lawyer Nicole Lojszczyk explains. “The most enjoyable moments were the face-to-face cultural awareness sessions,” she says. “You start to realise how truly complex Yolngu culture is, and how little we actually understand. Their willingness to share their culture was really humbling.”
Firm-wide events and social activities are a key part of daily work life. G+T’s informal structure means you’ll get to know partners, lawyers and business support staff who are all valued equally for the role they play in making the firm a success.
There’s no better way to get to know your workmates than taking time out at the firm’s informal events. Each month, a different practice group hosts themed drinks at each of our offices. We also support charity fundraisers and community events, with staff members participating in Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea, Jeans for Genes Day, R U OK? Day, Sydney Office Stair Climb, Perth’s Mount Street Challenge and many more.
We have a reputation for having fun and working hard.”
Dressing up, dressing down Team spirit We have a reputation for having fun and working hard. Every year, the firm hosts and sponsors a range of social, charity and corporate team events, which are organised by social clubs in each office. These include our end‑of‑financial‑year dinners, the firm’s Big Day Out, dress-up lawn bowls, themed charity trivia nights, the fiercely contested Gilbert + Tobin Sydney pool competition, staff Christmas parties and also a children’s Christmas party. In Perth, we host an annual Family and Friends Day.
In June, the Melbourne office takes an afternoon off for some fun. Last year’s event featured a tennis doubles competition at Melbourne Park, followed by dinner and drinks. Meanwhile in Perth, the team donned their finery and celebrated with a glamorous end-of-year dinner. Gilbert + Tobin has a smart business dress code during the week, but everyone is let off the hook on Friday, when you are encouraged to wear your jeans or other comfortable clothes to work – unless you’re appearing in court or meeting clients!
Our people participate in many sporting activities. Recent events have included the Sydney City2Surf, Perth City2Surf, BRW Corporate Triathlon, J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge, PwC Cool Night Classic, and weekly lunchtime touch football and sporting competitions.
Café society Our Sydney office wouldn’t be complete without its in-house café, which offers sweeping views over Darling Harbour. It serves coffee, snacks and a range of breakfast and lunch options – all at a subsidised cost for staff. The café is a great space to meet up with your workmates. Our Melbourne office has a kitchen and breakout area where the firm celebrates events and often raises money for good causes, such as Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea, run by the Cancer Council. Our West Perth office has a leafy outdoor courtyard, which is an ideal setting for Australia Day and Melbourne Cup lunches.
The G+T people featured in Think ahead 2015: Will Aplin Valentina Arena Julie Athanasoff Elizabeth Avery Claire Boyd Chris Boyd Sarah Bradbury Andrew Bullock Shelley Burger Simon Burns James Campisi Rianne Chen Jack Coles Emanuel Confos Emma Dowsett Corrie Eames Nicholas Edwards Darren Fittler Chris Flynn Danny Gilbert Sarah Goddard Alexandra Goodenough Michelle Hannon Cassandra Hay Andrew Hii Erin Jardine Bernadette Jew Elizabeth Jones Jessica Kim Louise Klamka Kirish Kularajah Vikram Kumar Georgie Leahy Asia Lenard James Lewis Justin Little Nicole Lojszczyk
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