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Norman Waterhouse
Johanna is a Principal in our Corporate and Property team. She has over 25 years of experience in commercial law and advises a broad range of clients, both national and international, on a wide range of matters.

About Johanna

Johanna advises a wide range of clients, both national and international, on a wide range of matters.

She is regarded as a leading professional adviser to the corporate and business sector as well as to the not for profit and charity sector in South Australia.

In addition to her skills as a general commercial practitioner, Johanna has a specific interest and expertise in the areas of corporate governance and the not for profit sector. This is demonstrated in her focus on governance subjects as part of her Masters of Laws studies at the University of Melbourne, her regular attendance at the Annual Charities and Not For Profits Tax and Regulatory Conference and her role sitting on the Australian Institute of Directors’ roundtable meetings on “Good Governance Principles and Guidance for Not for Profit Organisations”.


  • Business structures and business succession planning
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Shareholder, partnership and JV agreements
  • Intellectual Property
  • Licence and distribution agreements
  • Supply agreements and terms of trade
  • Australian Consumer Law
  • Corporations and securities regulation
  • Privacy
  • Governance
  • Charities and not for profit entities


  • Australian Institute of Company Directors
  • Business Law Section - Law Council of Australia
  • Law Society of SA
  • Board member of Food SA Inc
  • Financial Services Institute of Australasia (Fellow)
  • Board member of The Multiple Sclerosis Society of South Australia and Northern Territory Inc
  • Board member of Australian Podiatry Association SA Inc
  • Founding director and Deputy Chairperson of Wilderness in Nepal Ltd


  • Bachelor of Economics, University of Adelaide
  • Bachelor of Laws, University of Adelaide
  • Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice, University of South Australia
  • Masters of Laws, University of Melbourne
  • Graduate of Company Directors Course conducted by the Australian Institute of Company Directors and the University of England

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