With over 20 years’ local and international experience and multiple awards, Gerry Cawson is the lawyer clients go to for advice on M&A transactions, commercial law and capital raising.
Gerry is regularly named ‘Best Lawyer’ in the fields of mergers and acquisitions, private equity and commercial law. In 2017, 2016 and 2014 he was awarded Best Lawyers ‘Adelaide M&A Lawyer of the Year’ to go with his 2020, 2018 and 2015 ‘Adelaide Private Equity Lawyer of the Year’ and his 2015 and 2013 Best Lawyers ‘Adelaide Commercial Lawyer of the Year’.
Prior to joining Kain Lawyers, Gerry led the Adelaide M&A team of a multinational legal firm. His technical expertise stems from that role as well as experience at top tier law firms in London, Hong Kong and Sydney.
Gerry has advised some of the largest international companies on acquisitions and disposals, including Harley-Davidson, Warner Lambert (now Pfizer), AXA, Swisse Wellness and Nomura. Locally, Gerry has advised leading South Australian companies on their acquisitions and disposals including Radio Rentals, Accolade Wines, Pernod Ricard, Michell Wool, Barossa Fine Foods, LH Perry & Sons and Fyfe.