Belinda Harding
Special Counsel, Sydney
I am a highly regarded industrial relations and employment law specialist with expertise across all areas of workplace relations.

My clients span the education, manufacturing, media and entertainment, and financial and professional services industries. I partner with them to deliver short- and long-term employment and industrial strategies.

In addition to advising on day-to-day matters, I have particular expertise handling sensitive and strategic executive-level employment law concerns, including regulatory issues and post employment restraints. I regularly conduct litigation on unfair dismissal, adverse action, discrimination and breach-of-contract claims. I also advise MinterEllison’s corporate team on the implications of mergers, acquisitions, sales, outsourcing and restructuring. 

Career highlights

  • Panasonic Corporation – advised on the US$1.55 billion acquisition of Hussmann Corporation, a Missouri-based manufacturer of refrigerated display cases and systems
  • Macquarie Radio Network Limited – advised on its $200 million merger with Fairfax Media Limited
  • Lloyds Banking Group – acted with Allen & Overy as joint legal advisers on the sale of the group’s Australian asset finance business – Capital Finance Australia Limited – and its corporate loan portfolio – BOS International (Australia) Limited – to Westpac Banking Corporation for approximately $1.55 billion