Laura Deschamps Ferrari

Special Counsel

Deschamps Ferrari Laura LARGE


  • Spanish
  • and English


A specialist in regulatory investigations, Laura is experienced in both government and private sector probity and risk management. With her extensive background in litigation, Laura is well placed to advise on a broad range of regulatory disputes and litigations.

Laura has significant expertise in regulatory investigations, including leading teams responding to investigations by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC). She has acted on behalf of Royal Commissions and Boards of Inquiry, as well as for public and private sector clients appearing before them. 

She also provides advice on probity matters, government investigations of service providers and contractual counterparts, as well as public accountability investigations.

Laura is an Honorary (Senior Fellow) of the University of Melbourne Law School, teaching in the Melbourne JD program, and has previously been an Associate to the Federal Court of Australia.

Key deals

Regulatory investigations

Acting for various financial institutions in respect of ASIC investigations.

Probity and accountability issues

Advising various government departments on probity, public accountability and contractual issues.

Royal Commission into the Casino Operator and Licence

Acting for the Royal Commission into the Casino Operator and Licence.

Board of Inquiry into the COVID-19 Hotel Quarantine Program

Acting for the Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions in the Board of Inquiry into the COVID-19 Hotel Quarantine Program.

Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System

Acting for Victorian government clients, including public health services, public hospitals, area mental health services and associated entities.

Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability

Acting for a leading disability service provider appearing before the Royal Commission.