David Burgess, Publishing Director, The Legal 500 Series, said: “For 29 years, The Legal 500 has been analysing the capabilities of law firms across the world. The GC Powerlist is the latest publication which turns its attention to the in-house function, and recognises corporate counsel who are helping to drive the legal business forward… and identifies an array of the most influential and innovative in-house teams working in Australia and New Zealand.”
A who’s who of 99 businesses from a diverse range of industries including financial services, retail, technology and telecommunications were named on the list, with IRESS included alongside large corporates such as Telstra, Wesfarmers, National Australia Bank and Commonwealth Bank of Australia.
Under the leadership of Group General Counsel Peter Ferguson, the IRESS team were noted as “a talented set of individuals able to handle demanding workloads, the legal team also holds responsibility for IRESS’ company secretarial, corporate governance, risk management and compliance functions.”
Stefani Russo was mentioned for her “strong skills in commercial agreements, regulatory and legislative changes, as well as transactional matters for large corporate and government organisations within the technology, media and telecommunications industries.”
Mina Shoukry was identified as “a passionate technology lawyer that has an excellent understanding of both commercial drivers and policy frameworks that shape corporate decision-making.”
And Edward Bangs was noted by the business for his professionalism, intricate eye for detail and commercial approach to advice and contract negotiation. Ed, who demonstrates IRESS’ commitment to flexible working, now supports the business operations from the IRESS London office and has been commended for maintaining his continued superior level of support.
Speaking in the publication, Peter Ferguson said: “The work undertaken by the team is interesting, diverse and demanding. We take pride in our work supporting IRESS’ businesses, providing accurate and timely advice and placing a premium on understanding the commercial context of each transaction.”
More information on can be found on the Legal 500 GC Powerlist website.
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