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Robyn, a commercial lawyer with over 20 years experience across all types of corporate and commercial transactions, is highly regarded for her commercially pragmatic approach to legal issues.
Robyn has acted on share offerings and asset acquisitions, including project managing significant aspects of some of Australia’s largest transactions and acting on due diligences. She has also gained extensive commercial experience drafting and negotiating a range of agreements across a range of industries, such as acquisition, consultancy, licensing, supply and shareholder and unitholders agreements in the media, electrical accessories, telecommunications, and resources industries. Robyn has had extensive experience in acting for advertising and film production clients.
In recognition of her extensive experience and interest in all aspects of due diligence, Robyn was appointed National Due Diligence Coordinator at Allens Arthur Robinson in May 2002, and promoted to Head of Due Diligence in 2007. In this role, created especially for her, Robyn was the central repository of knowledge on due diligences involving Allens Arthur Robinson. Robyn also pioneered a system for continually monitoring recent legal developments and transaction costs, and suggested numerous methods for Allens to tailor its due diligence methods to better meet its client needs and exceed its clients’ expectations.
Robyn played a founding role in AAR’s online data room and due diligence practice, and from 2004 until 2010 established and managed a dedicated expert Due Diligence Team providing a sophisticated electronic data management and due diligence service. From July 2007, the AAR online data room practice was centralised out of Robyn’s Sydney office, with Robyn promoted to a newly created senior management position, responsible for all aspects of that practice.
Robyn has project managed and acted on some of the biggest due diligences in Australian corporate history, including the 2007 $60bn acquisition of Coles Group Ltd by Wesfarmers Ltd and the 2000 $20bn Brambles GKN dual listings. She managed international teams conducting due diligence on behalf of Schneider Industries SA in its $750m acquisition of the Clipsal electrical wiring and accessories business in Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and India, as well as working on substantive aspects of that transaction.
Robyn also acted for the Queensland Government in its sale of energy assets, and received glowing reviews from Treasury for the smooth management of the process. Robyn’s role involved structuring and establishing several electronic data rooms and due diligence review databases, acting as Due Diligence Officer managing the data room process, liaising with bidders and providing guidance to the transaction lawyers, overseeing Allens’ online data rooms, and managing the electronic Question and Answer processes.
Feedback received in relation to Robyn is that clients trust her judgement, value her range of experience enabling her to raise all the right questions, and are impressed by her turnaround.
Since leaving Allens in June 2010, Robyn has acted for a number of smaller clients. These have included organising and reviewing over 5,000 documents and emails, briefing counsel and reviewing witness statements in relation to arbitration over a $25M contract dispute, and advising on the $5M sale of veterinary practices, including advising on negotiation and correspondence related to key aspects. Robyn has simultaneously been involved in establishing and managing private business ventures of her own. These experiences have provided her with additional insight into practical matters affecting smaller clients and business generally. She has also been involved in tutoring numerous university students in contracts, torts and legal project management, resulting in those students achieving significant improvements in their results.