Gavin Batcheler

Director – Commercial

Gavin has more than 25 years’ experience as a commercial and corporate lawyer, having worked in private practice in Australia, UK, South East Asia and the Middle East and in-house as General Counsel. He has led complex M&A matters and has experience in a variety of industries including construction, infrastructure, resources and energy and technology.

“My legal career has taken me all over the world and provided me with incredibly rewarding and diverse experiences across a number of industries. I am passionate about approaching the law from my clients’ perspective, and working on significant, strategic transactions that drive successful change for my clients.

Throughout my career I have enjoyed working in private practice at international law firms, as well as in in-house General Counsel roles. I’ve had the opportunity to work on ground-breaking initiatives, such as when I acted for Macquarie Bank in the Middle East, negotiating and establishing the first PPP project in Abu Dhabi.

I find it very satisfying to work with my clients on complex transactions, such as when I was seconded to SingTel Optus to assist with the outsourcing and roll-out of their Australian 3G network. It’s a privilege to ensure my clients get the best possible advice in a responsive, commercial manner as together we bring about significant change for their business.”

Industry and career experience

Gavin has extensive experience in a wide range of industries having worked in private practice with international law firms Minter Ellison and Clifford Chance in Australia, UK, South East Asia and the Middle East and in-house as General Counsel. He has focused on complex M&A and has experience in a wide range of industries, including infrastructure, construction, power and energy, technology and telecommunications.

Gavin’s clients have included:

  • SingTel Optus
  • Macquarie Bank
  • Samsung
  • Wesfarmers Transport
  • Origin Energy
  • Equifax
  • Holcim Australia
  • GDF Suez

Prior to joining Source Gavin was based in Hong Kong and was Group General Counsel and Director of Business Development of a leading global digital cinema technology company, responsible for all legal matters for Asia Pacific.

Gavin also lectured at Griffith University on Oil and Gas Joint Ventures and is the author of Global Competition Review: “Telecoms Getting the Deal

Bachelor of Laws (Queensland University of Technology) (LLB)
Masters  of Laws (University of London) (LLM).

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