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Geraldine Johns-Putra

Geraldine is a partner in the firm's Corporate / M&A practice in Melbourne.

Geraldine advises clients on M&A transactions across the spectrum of industries, including manufacturing, retail, technology, transport and logistics, and tourism. As a lawyer with almost 20 years' experience in Australia, China, Hong Kong and the UK, Geraldine has acted on numerous multi-jurisdictional corporate transactions. Her clients include Qantas, Jetstar, Computershare, Specsavers and Webjet.

Geraldine's cross-border experience ensures she is familiar with the issues that are key to foreign companies investing in Australia and Australian companies operating across Asia. Having spent almost a decade working in Asia, her expertise extends to areas essential to multinational clients in the Greater China region, including data privacy, competition and consumer law, anti-corruption and bribery matters, and brand and IP protection. She is co-author of the Hong Kong chapters of Joint Ventures Global Guide, International Business Acquisitions and Competition Law in the Asia-Pacific.

She has been recognised in the Chambers Asia Pacific guide as a leading individual. Clients say she is a "very practical and commercial lawyer" who "understands what it takes to get a deal done".

She is admitted as a solicitor in Victoria and New South Wales, Australia, Hong Kong and the United Kingdom.

5 October 2016

MinterEllison is advising Hitachi Construction Machinery on its first public market takeover in Australia.

27 March 2015

Competition Law in Asia-Pacific: A Practical Guide assists in-house and specialist practitioners identify and understand key competition law issues in international transactions and everyday business operations.

10 March 2014

Minter Ellison has won a China Business Law 2013 Award for Energy, Projects & Infrastructure.

1 July 2013

The Minter Ellison Legal Group today announced its 1 July senior appointments – four partners, seven special counsel and twenty-seven senior associates – across Australia, New Zealand and Asia.

17 July 2012

On 27 June 2012, the Legislative Council of Hong Kong passed the most extensive set of amendments to the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance since the legislation was introduced in 1996.