Derek La Ferla has more than 35 years’ experience working in corporate and commercial law. His breadth of experience includes mergers and acquisitions, capital raisings, private equity, ASX listings, asset sales and purchase, due diligence and corporate governance.
Derek’s extensive combined experience as a corporate lawyer and company director makes him an invaluable source of advice for Lavan’s clients.
Derek is an experienced company director and is currently chair of ASX listed companies Sandfire Resources Limited, Chalice Mining Limited and Poseidon Nickel Limited. He is also chair of Green Peak Energy Pty Ltd. Derek is a director of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a member of the WA Council.
As a partner in Lavan’s Corporate team, Derek provides strategic legal advice to Lavan’s corporate clients and is a client relationship partner to a number of clients.
Derek brings a strong corporate perspective to balancing our clients' commercial and legal risk management needs.
Mining and resources
Board advice and corporate governance
Equity capital markets
Bachelor of Laws
University of Western Australia (1984)
Bachelor of Jurisprudence
University of Western Australia (1983)
Bachelor of Arts
University of Western Australia (1980)
The Best Lawyers™ in Australia in Mergers and Acquisitions Law 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023