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BRINGING KNOWLEDGE
& EXPERIENCE

Sierra Legal’s team of advisers are driven by the common desire to work in a flexible and innovative environment and as part of a friendly, supporting and collaborative team – where the highest level of advisory services can be provided to clients in a long-term relationship environment. 

 

Craig sanford - LLB, BSC, EO

DIRECTOR

Craig is the founder of Sierra Legal.

Craig has over 25 years of legal, corporate and commercial experience (including 19 years with Australian law firm, Middletons (now K&L Gates) where he was a partner for 10 years).  He has acted for some of Australia’s major companies in mergers & acquisitions, capital raisings, IPOs and other areas of general corporate and commercial law, acting for clients such as Accenture, ANZ, Atrum Coal, Australian Unity, Boost Juice, BP, Carter Holt Harvey, Coles, David Jones, Epic Energy, ExxonMobil, Harris Capital, Hisense, Medibank, Merricks Capital, Myer, MYOB, Pact Group, Simoco Australasia and Vodafone.

Craig is a family man and is married with 2 children.  He is an avid surfer and kiteboarder, and was a silver medallist in the 800m when competing for Australia at the 2016 World Masters Athletics Championships. 

Phone: +61 3 9018 5665
Mobile: +61 416 052 115
Email: csanford@sierralegal.com.au    

 
 

Mike Jeffery - LLB, BBus

DIRECTOR

Mike has acted for clients in a broad range of industries, particularly in relation to mergers & acquisitions, IPOs and other capital raisings, financing arrangements, takeovers, joint ventures, restructuring, due diligence, supply agreements and general commercial matters.  He has acted for a range of clients including AP Eagers, ANZ, Atrum Coal, Australian Unity, BP, Cardno, Carter Holt Harvey, ExxonMobil, Pact Group and the Tiwi Aboriginal Land Council.  Prior to joining Sierra Legal, Mike worked with Australian law firms McCullough Robertson in Brisbane and Middletons (now K&L Gates) in Melbourne.

Mike spent most of his teenage years living in Jakarta, Indonesia.  Mike and his wife have 2 children and now spend most weekends on the beach in Northern New South Wales.

Phone: +61 7 3102 9650
Mobile: +61 402 745 054
Email: mjeffery@sierralegal.com.au

 
 

Jenny Lau - LLB, BCom

SPECIAL COUNSEL

Jenny has extensive experience in mergers & acquisitions, divestments, private equity investments, joint ventures, group restructures, capital raising and due diligence.  She also has considerable experience in providing general commercial, trade practices and corporate governance advice.  Jenny has undertaken secondments with ExxonMobil, NEC, National Foods (now Lion) and Tennis Australia.  Before joining Sierra Legal, Jenny was a senior associate with the Australian law firm, Middletons (now K&L Gates).

Jen was born in Hong Kong and migrated to Australia when she was 11 years old. She is fluent in both Cantonese and Chinese. Jen is married with 3 children.  She enjoys playing board games and watching Japanese anime with her family. 

Phone: +61 411 021 802
Email: jlau@sierralegal.com.au

 
 

Samantha Khoo - LLB, BA

SENIOR ASSOCIATE

Sam has experience in mergers & acquisitions, joint ventures, shareholder arrangements, IPOs and other capital raisings, private equity investments, due diligence and general corporate and commercial advice. Before joining Sierra Legal, Sam worked with King & Wood Mallesons in London.  Sam has acted for a broad range of clients, including Australian Unity, Pact Group, Ladbrokes, Invesco and SSP.

Sam is married with 2 children.  She loves travelling and learning about new countries and cultures.  Sam was born in Singapore, but grew up in Malaysia and Australia.  She has also lived and worked in Japan and the UK, and is conversant in Malay and Japanese.  Sam is a foodie who enjoys music, swimming, scuba diving and has a brown belt in Tae Kwon Do.

Phone: +61 (0)7 3102 4350
Mobile: +61 (0)422 190 433
Email: skhoo@sierralegal.com.au

 
 

Troy Mossley -  LLB (Hons), B IntBus

SENIOR ASSOCIATE

Troy has experience in mergers & acquisitions, joint ventures, shareholder arrangements, capital raisings, private equity investments, due diligence, and general corporate and commercial advice.

Before joining Sierra Legal, Troy was a Senior Associate at Clyde & Co in Sydney. Troy has also worked as in-house counsel in London, and for an international law firm in Hong Kong.

Troy is originally from north Queensland, and after living and practising law in London, Hong Kong and Sydney, now lives in the Gold Coast hinterland with his wife and rescue pug. A keen sportsman, on the weekend Troy can be found playing centre back for his local football team.

Phone: +61 403 212 939
Email: tmossley@sierralegal.com.au

 
 
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KENNETH GITAHI - LLB (HONS), BCOM, GDLP

SENIOR ASSOCIATE

Ken is a senior lawyer specialising in mergers and acquisitions and equity capital markets, with over 10 years’ post-admission experience.  He has extensive experience in negotiated acquisitions and disposals, shareholder arrangements, equity capital market transactions, ASIC and ASX compliance and corporate governance.  Ken also provides general corporate and commercial legal advice to a wide range of corporate clients and has practised in South Australia, New South Wales and Victoria.  Before joining Sierra Legal, Ken was a Senior Associate at Clarendon Lawyers in Melbourne.

Ken is a father of three and enjoys travelling, reading, music and spending time with his family.

Phone: +61 401 450 220
Email: kgitahi@sierralegal.com.au