Gadens Brisbane makes senior hires

By Tom Lodewyke|22 August 2017

Gadens has recruited two new partners and a senior executive manager in its Brisbane office.

The firm recently announced that Rachel Sciascia and Simon Harrison (pictured) have joined its corporate advisory team in Brisbane as partners, while Terri Smith has joined as director of people, performance and planning.

Ms Sciascia specialises in intellectual property. With dual qualifications in science and law, she was named by Doyles Guide in 2015 and 2016 as a recommended IP lawyer in the Brisbane area.

Ms Sciascia was previously a special counsel at DibbsBarker, where she advised a wide range of clients on IP matters.


Mr Harrison’s expertise includes international trade, agribusiness and Islamic finance. He has worked in Europe, the Middle East and the US.

Mr Harrison also serves as an honorary consul for the Tunisian government, the chair of the Australia Arab Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and the chair of the Australia Iran Trade and Industry Council. He was previously a partner at Kaden Boriss Legal in Brisbane.

Ms Smith, Gadens Brisbane’s new director of people, performance and planning, has returned to the firm after 10 years.

She was a human resources manager with Gadens in Brisbane from 2002 to 2007, before working for several other firms. The most recent was DLA Piper, where she was human resources manager (national) for finance projects/IT/SDQ.

Gadens Brisbane became an associate office of Dentons after Gadens’ offices split late last year.

Pictured L-R: Gadens Brisbane partners Simon Harrison and Rachel Sciascia

Gadens Brisbane makes senior hires
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