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Georgia Milne

Expertise

Georgia is a corporate and commercial lawyer, advising clients across divergent sectors, from financial services, communications and information technology to agriculture, primary industries, government agencies and industry bodies.

Georgia’s practice and areas of expertise focus on commercial contracting and transactions, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, corporate governance and privacy and information law.

Experience

Georgia’s recent experience includes:

Mergers and Acquisitions 

  • advising a national stevedoring operator in the negotiation, sale and acquisition of a stevedoring company
  • advising a national construction hire business on their acquisition by a US-based conglomerate
  • advising a national agribusiness on the sale and acquisition by a foreign based agribusiness group

Privacy and data law

Advising various clients including an international data company in relation to:

  • data breaches, mandatory reporting and privacy obligations;
  • compliance with international privacy law including the EU General Data Protection Regulation; 
  • drafting privacy policies and internal policies and procedures to assist organisations to manage their privacy and data protection obligations. 

Commercial and Corporate Governance

  • assisting a global software company on their Australian corporate restructure and transitional arrangements
  • assisting a Singapore based private equity fund in the acquisition and structuring Australian investment interests
  • advising national and state industry representative bodies on corporate governance and regulatory obligations and internal restructures 
  • advising clients in relation to negotiating and drafting of commercial contracts, service agreements and licensing arrangements
  • advising clients on corporate governance, shareholding and venture structures and directors’ duties.

Publications

10 December 2019 - Knowledge

The bill is back – legislation on Director Identification Numbers resurrected

#Corporate & Commercial Law

The Government has reintroduced a lapsed legislation regarding registrations for Australian company directors. We outline what’s changed in this bill.

23 October 2019 - Knowledge

Privacy in 2019: Breaches are up but fines are down?

#Data & Privacy

In our last instalment on the IAPP EY 2019 Privacy Governance Report, we look at why enforcement actions don’t catch up with the high number of data breaches.

16 October 2019 - Knowledge

Privacy in 2019: A growing demand for individuals accessing their personal data

#Data & Privacy

Results from the 2019 Privacy Governance Report released by EY and the International Association of Privacy Professionals are telling. We deep dive into the chapter devoted to data subject requests, also known as data subject access requests, and consider what is happening in the US and the EU with individuals seeking access to their data and how it is impacting businesses.