General Counsel and Chief Business Officer, Sydney
Lauren joined Gresham in 2019 and is General Counsel and Chief Business Officer.
Prior to joining Gresham, Lauren was a partner in the corporate markets practice of global law firm Baker McKenzie (2015-2019) and has also worked in leading transactional practices at Herbert Smith Freehills (2012-2015) and King & Wood Mallesons (1999-2004). Lauren has extensive investment banking experience, having held the roles of associate general counsel of J.P. Morgan Chase, and Executive Counsel in J.P. Morgan’s equity capital markets team (2004-2012). Throughout her career, Lauren has acted on a wide variety of corporate finance, capital markets and public and private M&A transactions for a broad range of domestic and international clients. Notable transactions include advising Mantra Group on their A$1.2 billion takeover by Accor Hotels, the underwriters of the equity funding component of Qube Holding's A$9 billion takeover bid for Asciano Limited, Emeco Holdings on it’s A$686 million global restructure, recapitalisation and mergers, the underwriters of Link Group’s A$883 million entitlement offer to fund the A$1.5 billion acquisition of Capital Asset Services, the Australian Government on the A$5.679 billion IPO of Medibank Private, and the Commonwealth Bank of Australia on its A$3 billion sale of PERLS VII capital notes as well as its buy-back of PERLS V.
Lauren holds a Bachelor of Arts from Macquarie University, a Bachelor of Laws (Honours Class I) from the University of Sydney and is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
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