Gilbert + Tobin

Gilbert + Tobin
Headquarters Sydney, Australia
No. of attorneys 200+ lawyers
No. of employees 500+ employees
Major practice areas Communications and Technology, Competition and Regulation, Energy and Resources, Litigation and Intellectual Property, Real Estate, M&A, Corporate, and Finance
Key people Danny Gilbert, Managing Partner,
Date founded 1988
Company type Partnership

Gilbert + Tobin is a corporate law firm headquartered in Sydney, Australia, with offices in Melbourne and Perth.

Gilbert + Tobin was established in 1988 by Danny Gilbert and Tony Tobin and firm employs more than 500 people. It has the highest proportion of female partners of any major Australian law firm[1] and was the first firm to employ a full-time pro bono lawyer.[2]

In May 2011, Gilbert + Tobin merged with Perth-based firm Blakiston & Crabb following a year of operating as associated firms.[3] Gilbert + Tobin also maintained a strategic alliance with Chinese law firm King & Wood between 2007 and 2011.[4][5]

Gilbert + Tobin provides legal advice on:


  1. Chris Merritt, Legal affairs editor (2010-12-17). "Women lawyers win in big firm shake-outs". The Australian. Retrieved 2011-09-13.
  2. Archived November 22, 2008, at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ALB News (2011). G+T absorbs Blakiston & Crabb; Gilbert ponders firm size. Retrieved 7 October 2011.
  4. Australian Financial Review, "Mallesons firms up Asian link", 7 October 2011, p. 20.
  5. The New Lawyer (2011). Mallesons, China's King & Wood, plan alliance. Retrieved 7 October 2011.
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