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Rachel Launders, Partner
Rachel advises on and structures privatisations, joint ventures, business acquisitions and reconstructions. She also provides advice on corporate governance and compliance with the Corporations Act and Listing Rules, to a range of companies. Rachel has acted for a number of joint venture entities and industry owned bodies or the participants in those bodies, particularly in the media and financial services/payments sectors, so has a good understanding of the competition law issues which arise in industry owned bodies. Rachel has worked on major outsourcing and distribution projects across a range of industries, including media, gas, financial services, telecommunications, retail and manufacturing.
Rachel was a finalist for the 2013 Female Partner Award in the Lawyers Weekly Women in Law Awards.
Prior to joining Gilbert + Tobin, Rachel spent three years with the Australian Securities & Investments Commission. While at the ASIC, Rachel was involved with a number of large floats, including the third sale of the Commonwealth Bank and the Stadium Australia float. She was also involved in managed funds offerings and compliance.
Immediately before joining Gilbert + Tobin, Rachel spent 12 months at EnergyAustralia, as the Associate Manager, Compliance & Regulatory Affairs.
Rachel graduated from the University of Sydney with a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) in 1990, and was admitted in 1991. She has also completed the Graduate Diploma of Applied Finance and Investment, at the Securities Institute of Australia (SIA).