Rebecca also has experience in merger & acquisition and securities transactions, particularly multi-jurisdictional transactions requiring harmonization of U.S. and non-U.S. regimes (including those requiring innovative SEC relief). Representative transactions include TE Connectivity’s cross-border reincorporation, Reuters’ acquisition by The Thomson Corporation, Signet Jewelers’ cross-border reincorporation, and Providence Equity Partners’ cross-border acquisition of eTelecare Global Solutions (a company dually-listed in the Philippines and on Nasdaq).
In 2011, Rebecca completed a six-month secondment to Mubadala Development Company, the strategic investment and development company of the Abu Dhabi government.
Rebecca has lectured on governance topics, including at events sponsored by The Conference Board and the U.S. State Department, and assisted in corporate governance programs sponsored by the OECD, the Practising Law Institute, the National Association of Corporate Directors, the International Corporate Governance Network, the Council of Institutional Investors and the Council on Foreign Relations. Rebecca served on the Secretariat of the OECD Boardroom Guide Advisory Group and was the editor of Using the OECD Principles of Corporate Governance – A Boardroom Perspective. She has published extensively on governance-related topics and is a co-author of the Corporate Governance Guidelines chapter of Corporate Governance: Law & Practice, the United States chapter of Getting the Deal Through – Corporate Governance, and the Corporate Law chapter of The Corporate Counsellor’s Deskbook.
Rebecca was named a “Rising Star of Corporate Governance” for 2008 by the Millstein Center for Corporate Governance and Performance at the Yale School of Management.
Rebecca practiced at King & Wood Mallesons (then known as Mallesons Stephen Jaques) in Melbourne, Australia for several years before completing a Master of Laws at Harvard Law School. She joined the Firm in 2004.