G+T is delighted to welcome incoming partner Luke Barrett to the Corporate Advisory practice, based in Melbourne.
Luke has more than 25 years of experience specialising in superannuation law and investments and will become a partner and lead the firm’s superannuation team.

This is a significant evolution for the superannuation industry and for the firm, with G+T being uniquely placed to offer high-calibre advice underpinned by a deep understanding of the internal operating environments within superannuation funds which is unrivalled in the legal market.

Luke’s experience and understanding of the superannuation sector, along with G+T’s market-leading corporate advisory and M&A transaction capabilities, creates a complete offering for super funds that includes broad advisory, fund mergers, large-scale private market transactions, investment governance, risk management, breach remediation and regulatory compliance. For the superannuation industry, this means funds will have access to specialist advice from a G+T team which seamlessly brings together market-leading practitioners from every area of specialisation which is relevant to a matter, while knowing the advice will always be completely tailored to the particular needs and circumstances of the superannuation industry. 

Luke joins G+T from UniSuper, one of Australia’s leading superannuation funds where he served for over 15 years. Luke was General Counsel at UniSuper for 5 years and led one of the largest and most respected legal teams in the industry. He previously established and led the industry’s first Investments Legal team for 10 years, overseeing a diverse portfolio of large-scale private market transactions, and providing strategic counsel on regulatory investigations, mergers, disputes and shareholder class actions, governance, and investment management agreements.

G+T Founder and Chairman, Danny Gilbert, commented:
“We are delighted to welcome Luke, one of the leading GCs in the industry superannuation sector, to G+T. His specialist super skillset and experience, coupled with our market leading partners in corporate advisory and M&A, creates a significant offering for the Australian super funds.” 

Luke Barrett commented:
“This is exciting because it is the first time in years that superannuation funds will have a refreshing new option for obtaining external advice, from a firm renowned for being innovative and doing things differently. Having been inhouse counsel for so long, I understand what funds need from their external advisers. Our advice will leverage our deep operational understanding of the industry and insights which can only be gained through lived-experience on the frontline within the superannuation industry.”

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