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Chiefs for Gender Equity profile - Christian Paech

General Counsel, Santos LimitedChristian Paech

“Gender equity is a fundamental tenement upon which we should judge the success of a workplace and society as a whole. It is the only means by which we can maximise the talent available to business which is essential to maintaining a competitive edge and creating an environment in which our children truly have equal opportunities available to them”.

Christian is General Counsel of Santos Limited, having acted in various legal roles at Santos since 2004.

As General Counsel he advises the Santos Board and management on legal matters affecting the company and its operations. This includes bringing an awareness of gender equity issues as they relate to productivity and profitability.

He is also responsible for the company’s legal function, which supports the corporate and business units in joint venture agreements, project development, dispute resolution, statutory compliance, mergers and acquisitions, gas sales and production sharing contracts.

Prior to joining Santos, Christian worked in private practice for over 10 years spending time at Ashurst in London and Freehills in Australia. While in private practice his main focus was in M&A, commercial contracts, capital raisings and corporate governance.

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