Mr Michael Gonski
Herbert Smith Freehills
Mr Michael Gonski prides himself on being an innovative and entrepreneurial lawyer, focusing on what a client needs on an overall basis, and not just as an employment lawyer. Given his previous background as an M&A lawyer, he has a niche in advising companies on issues relating to senior executives, which traverse employment laws as well as ASX Listing Rules and the Corporations Act. Michael also sits on a number of boards and uses this experience when advising clients.
Michael is listed as a leading lawyer in Doyle’s guide, as well as being listed in Australia’s Best Lawyers.
Michael’s social conscience is also key to his practice as an employment lawyer and he develops this through his chairmanship of the not-for-profit creative writing centre, the Sydney Story Factory, as well as being a director of Australia’s peak body for philanthropy, Philanthropy Australia.