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Owen, Gail

Lawyer and Solicitor


In 1991, Gail Owen was appointed President of the Law Institute of Victoria - the first woman to head this institution. Gail was first admitted to practice as a barrister and solicitor in Victoria in 1977 with subsequent admissions in ACT, NSW and WA. Prior to joining HWL Ebsworth in February 2008, Gail was a partner with Gadens Lawyers from 2005 to 2007 and Blake Dawson Waldron from 1987 until 2004. She has also worked as an in-house legal adviser at CRA Limited and Electrolytic Zinc Company of Australasia Limited. From February 2012 until August 2015, Gail was Deputy Chairman of the Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation. She has also served as a Director of AGEST Super Pty Ltd, the trustee of the Australian Government Employees Superannuation Trust. Gail is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Gail was awarded an OAM for services to the law on Australia Day 2006. Gail is currently ranked by Best Lawyers® as one of Australia's best lawyers in the fields of Energy Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Mining Law, Natural Resources Law and Oil & Gas Law. Doyle's Guide names Gail as a Recommended lawyer for Energy & Resources Law in Victoria.

Larissa Halonkin

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