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Harry Crawford

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Mr. Crawford is a lawyer in the Corporate and Transactional group in Melbourne, with a focus on private mergers and acquisitions (M&A). He regularly advises clients on acquisitions and divestments in a range of industries.

Mr. Crawford also assists clients with advice on corporate governance.

Professional Background

Prior to joining the Corporate and Transactional team, Mr. Crawford was a Graduate and worked in the Restructuring & Insolvency and Commercial Technology & Sourcing teams, gaining experience in commercial litigation and a broad range of technology and broadcasting transactions as well as advisory work.

Mr. Crawford was awarded the University Medal in Law at Flinders University in 2016, and his honours thesis was published in a leading peer-reviewed law journal in 2017. Mr. Crawford gained a wide range of legal experience prior to joining K&L Gates, including in private practice and in the government sector, as well as in procurement for a large company. Mr. Crawford has also lived in Beijing and speaks Mandarin.


  • University Medal in Law, Flinders University, 2016

Professional/Civic Activities

  • Law Institute of Victoria member
  • Asian Australian Lawyers Association member
  • Acting on behalf of vendors of a domestic dairy product distributor in respect of an 80% share sale to a foreign listed private equity fund (AUD80m deal value).
  • Assisting in relation to various public and private company M&A transactions on behalf of both vendors and purchasers, including in relation to preliminary term sheets, share sale agreements and asset sale agreements.
  • Advising a not-for-profit health services provider on various agreements, including the procurement of managed cloud and security services.
  • Advising various clients on applicable privacy regulations, including the drafting of privacy policies and collection statements.
  • Acting for corporate clients on various debt recovery matters arising out of the collapse of managed investment schemes.