Loretta Reynolds has been a Partner of the firm since 1998 and was elected Chair in 2007.
While her main focus is on her funds management/mergers & acquisitions practice, she also has executive responsibility for client development and relationships in all markets.
Loretta is individually recognised in Chambers Asia Pacific (2013, 2014 – 2016) in the Private Equity category for her “extensive experience in fund formation, handling of buyouts, and work for superannuation funds“, and was “praised for the very well-honed process and consistently high standard of her work, her reliable meeting of deadlines, and her excellence in the fund set-up and management space“. Loretta is also recognised as a “thoroughly experienced M&A lawyer” in Legal 500 Asia Pacific (2012), and is ranked as a “preeminent” corporate lawyer (South Australia) in Doyle’s Guide (2012, 2015 – 2018), as well as a leading lawyer in the areas of agribusiness in South Australia (2016 & 2018) and commercial law in South Australia (2017 – 2018). Loretta has been “Lawyer of the Year” in the 2016 edition of Best Lawyers in Australia in the area of Mergers & acquisitions, in the 2017 edition for Private Equity, in the 2018 for Corporate law, and in the 2019 edition for Commercial law. In this entirely peer-review based publication, she has also been recognised (2014 – 2019) as one of the best lawyers in Australia in the areas of Corporate law, Corporate governance, Mergers & Acquisitions, Funds Management, Private Equity, and Venture Capital and Commercial law.
Loretta has completed the FINSIA Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and Investment, and the Advanced Insolvency Law and Practice I & II at The University of Queensland. She also has a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Economics from the University of Adelaide. Loretta is a fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, a Fellow Member of the Governance Institute and a Senior Fellow of FINSIA.