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Susan Reece Jones

Partner
LLB (Hons) (Monash University)
FAICD
Email: susan.reecejones@fal-lawyers.com.au
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Susan practises in commercial and corporate law with a particular focus on company secretarial matters, corporate governance, corporate structuring and employment law. She is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors with extensive prior experience as a company director and as a senior executive accountable to various boards.

In her legal practice, Susan provides advice to some of Australia's best known NFP's, Charities and R&D entities particularly in relation to structuring, taxation and issues in relation to the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC). In addition, she acts for a number of private and public companies and provides advice to Universities both in Australia and internationally. She acts as in-house Counsel for a number of clients with a particular emphasis on employment law (executive and employee contracts, terminations, redundancies, Fair Work Commission matters,etc) contracts and negotiations and ACCC matters.

With a background in the FMCG and retail sectors both in Australia and internationally, Susan also assists clients regarding protecting IP online and offline, advises on internet content regulation, brand management and user generated content, E-Commerce, social media, digital economy and cyber law issues, including cloud computing and IT contracts. Brand development and protection has been a consistent for Susan both in her legal career and her prior professional career. Prior to becoming a lawyer, Susan held positions as Director and Executive for leading FMCG brands such as Nike, Kraft and Esprit.

Susan was a member of the Commonwealth Attorney General's Personal Property Securities Act (PPSA) Legal Special Interest Group and has advised a number of businesses in the transition to the PPSA.

Susan is also admitted as a barrister and solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand.

Expertise
  • ASIC/ACCC/ACNC
  • Contracts & Agreements
  • Corporate Structuring / Transition
  • Corporate Governance & Company Secretarial
  • Grants / Capital Fund Raising
  • Employment
  • Mediation and Dispute Resolution
  • Intellectual Property, Copyright, Confidential Information, Trade Marks & Brand Strategy, Patent & Technology Commercialisation
  • Information Technology
  • Personal Property Securities Act (PPSA)
  • Privacy
  • Taxation
  • Universities and Higher Education
Industries
  • CRCs and Innovation Centres
  • Medical, Biotech & Life Sciences
  • SMEs and start-ups
  • Government
  • Information Technology
  • Not-for-profit, Charities & Research Institutes
  • Mining & Resources
  • Health & Aged Care
  • Defence
  • Universities & Higher Education
  • Consumer Goods / Retail
Recent Articles by Susan

R & D Tax Credits (28 April 2016)

Employment Law Update: Fast Approaching Changes to the Fair Work Act - Time to get Employee Policies Up-to-date (28 November 2013)

Google AdWords: Can You Use a Competitor's Trade Marks for International Advertising? (10 July 2013)

Employment Law Update: Workplace bullying: Six things you need to do to prepare for the new legislation (8 July 2013)

Defence White Paper 2013: Cyber Security vs. Cyber Warfare (7 May 2013)

Defence White Paper 2013: Science and Technology (7 May 2013)