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ANNE DONALDSON

Lawyer
LLB (Hons), Hons BHSc, Grad Cert Comm Sci & Tech (University of Adelaide)
Email: AnneD@fal-lawyers.com.au
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Anne Donaldson is a corporate and commercial lawyer with a focus on the R&D, not-for-profit, higher education, SME and government sectors. She has advised numerous Cooperative Research Centres (CRCs), research organisations and technology-based companies on a broad range of issues, from corporate transactions and helping them to identify, protect and commercialise IP, to general commercial matters, board governance, defence export controls, employment and privacy.

Anne acts for clients across a diverse range of industries, including life sciences, mining, higher education, government, IT and professional associations.

Anne has strong experience in corporate structuring for joint venture collaborations, with particular expertise in relation to multi-party ventures. Anne has also developed particular expertise in grant funding conditions, as well as charitable and deductible gift recipient status (obtaining endorsements from the ACNC, ATO and relevant government departments).

Anne brings to FAL a strong background in commercialisation and intellectual property. She completed her articles of clerkship with a top-tier Australian corporate firm. Prior to joining FAL, Anne held the position of Commercialisation Manager for the University of East Anglia.

Expertise
  • Contracts & Agreements
  • Corporate Structuring / Transition
  • Corporate Governance
  • Grants / Capital Fund Raising
  • Employment
  • Intellectual Property
  • Information Technology
  • Patent & Technology Commercialisation
  • Trade Marks & Brand Strategy
  • Taxation Exemptions
  • Defence Export Controls
Industries
  • CRCs
  • Biotech & Life Sciences
  • SMEs and start-ups
  • Government
  • Information Technology
  • Not-for-profit / Research Institutes
  • Mining & Resources
  • Health & Aged Care
  • Defence
  • Higher Education / Universities
Recent Articles by Anne

Going on the Offensive to Prepare for New Defence Export Controls (5 February 2013)