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Gerry Bean

Dr. Gerry Bean


Gerry advises clients on M&A, joint ventures, restructurings and ESOPs/ LTIs. 

Gerry has more than 25 years' experience particularly in highly regulated industries, namely energy, health and the industrials sectors. He has had key roles in a number of large and complex M&A transactions and restructurings. This includes leading and managing due diligence and acquisition teams and applying for FIRB and other regulatory approvals. Gerry is also a company director and advises, and presents, on corporate governance and ESG issues. He has advised boards of both large and small corporations, government departments and agencies, and not-for-profit entities.

Gerry was the lead author for report, Technical Review of the Corporations (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) Act 2006, for the Department of Prime Minister & Cabinet and ORIC. Gerry led the team advising on and establishing the First Peoples’ Assembly of Victoria.

He is an active contributor to our pro bono program.

Professional QualificationsSolicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales, 1992Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Victoria, 1984


  • Successfully acted for a leading medical defence organisation in its ground breaking merger by scheme of arrangement
  • Successfully ran the High Court test cases of FCT v Spriggs and FCT v Riddell, breaking new ground in deductibility of player agent fees
  • Leading a team on behalf of a leading medical defence organisation in the AUD654 million scheme of arrangement merger, which was the first merger of medical defence companies being companies limited by guarantee
  • Leading the team, advising and negotiating on a power company's largest ever procurement (AUD330 + million) for IT services, Smart Meter Procurement and installation services for the introduction of smart meters for the city of Melbourne and the western half of Victoria
  • Advising on the interpretation of service contracts and liability issues for the Basslink Interconnector


    Gerry is listed as one of Australia's leading energy lawyers in the 'Best Lawyers' 2012 - 2021.

    Pro Bono

    Gerry is an active contributor to our pro bono practice and acts for not-for-profit entities and charities, as well as hospitals and aged care providers.


    • Joint Ventures and Fiduciary Relationships, Oxford University Press, 1995
    • Trusts Law, with G Moffatt and R Probert (5th Edition 2009) Cambridge University Press
    • Frequent contributor to CCH Tax Week and Thomson's Weekly Tax Bulletin.

    Memberships And Affiliations

    • Chair, Law Institute of Victoria, Tax and Revenue Committee
    • Fellow of the Taxation Institute of Australia
    • Law Institute of Victoria, State Taxes Committee
    • Law Council Tax Committee (immediate past National Chair)
    • Cambridge Society
    • Monash University Alumni
    • Gerry is active in a number of ATO working groups.