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Deborah Johns

Deborah Johns is a Partner at Gilbert + Tobin in the Corporate Advisory group. She advises clients on a broad range of business acquisitions and disposals, complex joint ventures, fund establishment, venture capital, corporate governance and general corporate and commercial matters. She is also an expert in matters relating to the Foreign Acquisitions and Takeovers Act 1975 (Cth).


Deborah is recognised by Chambers Global in two spotlight tables as a foreign expert in Corporate/M&A and Investment Funds (International Firms) (Experts Based Abroad) and is recognised as an AFR Best Lawyer in Funds Management. She has been interviewed on television and radio and conducted numerous seminars and training sessions for clients in relation to foreign investment issues.


Deborah holds a Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service (USA in World Affairs) from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., with a certificate in Asian Studies and certified proficiency in Mandarin Chinese. She received a fellowship to pursue a year of graduate studies at Taiwan’s National Chengchi University and received a J.D. with Honours from the University of Michigan Law School in Ann Arbor, Michigan

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