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Rohan Harris

Deputy Chairperson & Principal

Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Laws

  • Retirement Living
  • Aged Care
  • Health
  • Direct Selling
  • Business Sales
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Partnership & Joint Venture Agreements
  • Commercial Agreements
  • Compliance and Risk Management
  • Due Diligence
  • Succession Planning
  • Sales & Acquisitions
  • Corporate Advisory
  • Commercial Advice
  • Competition and Consumer Law
  • Contracts
  • Franchising and Direct Selling
  • International Trade
  • Restructures
  • Business and Investment Structures and Restructures
  • Corporations Law
  • Shareholder
  • Partnerships
  • Commercial Disputes
  • Private Client Services
  • Estate Planning

Rohan leads Russell Kennedy's Corporate and Commercial practice and acts for various public corporations as well as foreign and privately owned businesses, principally in the areas of mergers and acquisitions and business structures.

He is an experienced commercial lawyer and works with clients to help them pursue their commercial objectives and manage legal risk in their businesses, including mergers and acquisitions transactions, corporate governance, contract negotiation, succession and legal compliance.

Experience

  • Professional services sector – Rohan works with legal, patent & trade mark attorneys, accounting and consulting organisations to provide advice on mergers & acquisitions, business structures, governance, compliance and commercial contract negotiation
  • Direct selling – Rohan is a specialist legal adviser to Australian and multi-national direct selling companies. He helps direct selling companies identify and manage the legal risks they are faced with in their businesses. Russell Kennedy is a supplier member of Direct Selling Australia and Rohan is the co-author of industry leading Legal Risk Management & Compliance Guide
  • Retirement living, health & aged care – Rohan is one of the leaders of Russell Kennedy’s corporate/M&A team which has achieved industry recognition for their ability to negotiate and execute transactions in the health, aged care and retirement living sectors, aided by industry knowledge and insights
  • Privately held businesses – Rohan helps to manage and solve what are often complex commercial, governance and succession challenges that are unique to privately held businesses

Leadership

  • Board Member, Russell Kennedy Lawyers
  • Partnership Award recipient for Direct Selling Association (DSA) Industry Awards (winner in 2017, finalist in 2019)
  • Innovation Principal at Russell Kennedy Lawyers
  • Mentor, Russell Kennedy Lawyers Mentoring Program