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A Special Counsel in Minter Ellison’s Corporate division, Terry has been a senior legal adviser to government for more than 15 years. His understanding of government is matched by strong corporate law expertise.
After beginning his practice as a corporate and commercial lawyer, Terry went on to become Chief Commercial Counsel in the SA Crown Solicitor’s Office (1996 to 2004) and Deputy Chief Executive of the South Australian Attorney General’s Department (2004 to 2006).
During his time as a government lawyer, Terry advised various agencies on strategic, tactical and legal issues relating to their commercial activities. He also participated in the development, implementation and monitoring of prudential and commercial protocols for the SA Government.
Terry’s unique experience informs the strategic advice he provides to corporate clients in relation to commercial transactions, including sales of large assets and businesses and joint ventures. He also advises a number of public, private and not-for-profit clients on administrative law, corporate governance and probity matters. He has particular expertise in infrastructure and development and is a current advisor to Flinders Ports.
Areas of expertise include:
Terry advises organisations on a range of commercial contracting issues related to acquisition of client's suppliers, sale of their goods and services and other operational issues.
Terry has held appointments as director and chairperson on the boards of numerous organisations over the past 10 years. He is therefore well-placed to provide advice on corporate governance issues such as board committee roles, composition and process and preparation of constitutions. He advises clients in the public, corporate and not-for-profit sectors.
In his role as a senior lawyer within government, Terry has been involved in major infrastructure and procurement projects and given advice to government on policy development, probity and corporate governance issues. He also has expertise and experience in statutory interpretation and government commercial contracting.
Terry has a detailed understanding of the policy, regulations and processes which apply to the development of major public infrastructure projects, particularly those which involve public private partnerships and joint ventures. Between 1996 and 2006, Terry was a member of, and permanent advisor to, the Prudential Management Group in South Australia. In this role he assisted in the development of government policy related to governance of major projects undertaken in partnership with the private sector. He also advised Cabinet as to the integrity of processes used by agencies to undertake major projects.
Terry specialises in acquisitions and disposals, including advising in relation to Joint Ventures and preparing Joint Venture Agreements.