Laura Keily is a specialist in corporations law and finance, with a broad commercial practice.
Regularly appearing in the Federal and Supreme Courts, Laura is a bold advocate whose breadth of commercial experience, combined with her expert knowledge of corporate and competition law, places her in a unique position to maximise outcomes for clients. She is often called upon to represent companies, directors and government in cases involving corporate law and finance issues, regulatory dealings, and interactions between companies and their competitors, suppliers and/or customers. In addition, she is proficient in insurance, property, construction, competition and taxation matters. She is equally adept at general commercial litigation and has conducted a number of complex commercial trials.
Laura’s technical expertise has been recognised in recent appointments to the Law Council of Australia’s Corporations and Competition and Consumer Committees.
She holds three first class degrees: Masters of Commercial Law, Bachelor of Laws (Hons), and Bachelor of Science (in Chemistry and Physics). Her scientific background places her in an excellent position to assist clients in mining, manufacturing, logistics and other technical or engineering based industries where a grasp of technical expert evidence is required.
Laura has over a decade of experience as a blue chip corporate advisor in Melbourne (Blake Dawson Waldron, Corrs Chambers Westgarth) and London (Slaughter and May). She has negotiated many high value and cross-border acquisitions, takeovers and schemes of arrangement. Laura is also an experienced general counsel, company director and trustee.