Areas of Expertise

Acquisitions & disposals, Due diligence, Management buyouts, Private equity

Loretta has been a partner of the firm since 1998. She was elected Chairman of the Board of Partners in 2007.

Loretta works full time in mergers and acquisitions and is highly regarded for her ability to achieve commercial results in a timely fashion, and manage and work with a project team.

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.

What others say

"Loretta and her team at Thomson Geer provided practical and diligent legal support to our transaction team. They were innovative, always accessible and highly organised. From a personal perspective Loretta was a highly approachable, attentive, strategic and astute. The TG team was a pleasure to work with."
Victor Previn - Chairman, Nova Eye Medical
"Lawyer of the Year - Private Equity Law and Venture Capital Law - Melbourne"
Best Lawyers Peer Review 2024 - 2025
"Loretta is a very personable, diligent and trusted legal advisor. In a complex transaction she is able to deliver and manage the overall deal and seamlessly access and draw on sub-specialist expertise as needed without losing momentum or focus on the end goal."
Adam Klingberg - CEO, Radiology SA


Rising Sun Pictures

Advising one of Australia’s most acclaimed film special effects companies, Rising Sun Pictures on its acquisition by US based visual effects studio, FuseFX.

Weeks Group

Acting for the Weeks Group on its sale of the share capital in Steel Business Systems Australia Pty Ltd and Weeks Peacock Quality Homes Pty Ltd (being the Supaloc and Weeks Peacock Quality Homes building businesses) to the McDonald Jones Homes and Asahi Kasei Homes Groups.

Nexus Mutual

Acting for Nexus Mutual (EECU Limited), a Melbourne based credit union, on its merger with Beyond Bank Australia Limited. Thomson Geer advised Nexus Mutual on all aspects of the merger including due diligence investigations, preparation of transaction documentation and obtaining the required regulatory approvals.

Ellex Medical Lasers Limited

Acting for ASX-listed Ellex Medical Lasers Limited (now Nova Eye Medical Limited) on the sale of its Ellex Lasers & Ultrasound business to Lumibird Group SA for AUD$100 million. Thomson Geer advised Ellex on all aspects of the sale, including completion of a pre-sale restructure of the Ellex Group, ASX compliance and an ACCC merger review.

Bridgestone Australia Limited

Advising Bridgestone Australia Limited on its acquisition of 100% of the shares in national mobile mechanic services company Lube Mobile Pty Ltd.

Norseld Pty Ltd

Advising medical lasers and advanced optical technologies manufacturer Norseld on its acquisition of the photonics business of BAE Systems Australia Ltd