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A leading employment lawyer, Gordon Williams provides strategic and litigious advice about employment, human resources and industrial relations issues in diverse workplaces and in the context of the wider corporate environment.
Gordon advises his major national and international clients on employment and HR change management issues generally, and as a result of major corporate transactions such as mergers and outsourcing, particularly in the private equity field. He also has market leading expertise in employee benefit arrangements and related corporate governance issues.
Building on his previous UK practice, Gordon also has strong 'project management' skills in multi-jurisdictional employment matters, including international assignments and secondments.
Gordon’s practice spans multiple sectors including financial services, IT, manufacturing, pharmaceutical and telecommunications for such leading and long-standing clients as Australian Catholic University, AMEX, BT, Challenger, iSOFT, Pfizer and Thales.
Recognised for his expertise in the International Who's Who of Management Labour and Employment Lawyers and in Australia by Best Lawyers, Gordon is also a sought-after trainer at industry seminars and client workshops.
Acted for Hong Kong listed investment giant Fullshare Holdings Limited in relation to its A$77m acquisition of 90% stake in Sparrow Early Learning, a leading Australian childcare provider which owns and operates a portfolio of childcare centres in Queensland and Victoria. Our role included conducting due diligence on the target, advising on regulatory issues and negotiating and preparing acquisition documents, including a new shareholders agreement.
Acted together with Allen & Overy as joint legal advisers to the Lloyds Banking Group on the sale of its Australian asset finance business, Capital Finance Australia Ltd (CFAL), and its corporate loan portfolio, BOS International Australia Ltd (BOSI) to Westpac Banking Corporation for approximately A$1.55 billion in total.