Sanushka Seomangal is a Special Counsel in Thomson
Geer's Sydney office where she specialises in public and
private equity and debt fundraising, initial public offerings
(IPOs), and mergers and acquisitions involving both private
and listed companies. Thomson Geer is among the 10
largest law firms in Australia, with around 500 people,
including 98 Partners operating out of offices in Sydney,
Melbourne, Brisbane and Adelaide. Sanushka also advises
clients on joint ventures, acquisitions and sales of
businesses and companies and on general corporate and
Sanushka's areas of legal expertise include advice on the
Corporations Act, compliance with ASX listing rules,
corporate restructuring, corporate governance issues and
the duties of directors across various industry sectors
including resources, financial markets, payments
technology, internet products and aviation.
Sanushka's practice is largely cross-border with an Asiafocus
and she has expertise in capital markets and M&A
transactions involving clients in the People's Republic of
China, Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Indonesia and
India, as well as clients in the USA and the UK.
Sanushka holds a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Natal, South Africa, a Master of
Applied Law from the University of Queensland and a Master of Business Law from the University
Amongst her many professional achievements, Sanushka was recently named one of the
Australian Financial Review's 100 Women of Influence. She was also a finalist at the Lawyers
Weekly Women in Law Awards 2015 and has just advised on a successful simple corporate bond
offer, only the fourth of its kind in Australia.
Sanushka has a particular interest in India and is a co-founder and director of the School of Policy
and Governance (SPG) and a co-founder of the Australia India Youth Dialogue (AIYD).
SPG is a non-profit private university that was established in May 2017 to facilitate the education
and upskilling of the brightest in civil society to build a better India and world through high quality
educational programs in public policy, law and governance. Once fully established, SPG will offer
3 masters programs and be a research-based institution geared towards the developing world,
with a physical campus in India by 2021. In the interim, SPG is delivering a series of executive
education programs in India in partnership with UNSW Sydney. SPG is also working on
establishing an Indian Policy Review, an online subscription-based publication, delivering
research-backed content to a mass audience. For more information visit
AIYD is a diplomatic program which provides a forum at which young Australian and Indian
leaders are brought together on an annual basis to hold constructive dialogue about various
issues of significance to the Australia-India relationship. AIYD is supported by the Australian
Government, the Indian Government. Since its inception in 2011, AIYD has made incredible
inroads into improved bilateral relations between the two countries. For more information visit
Sanushka is also the former Chair of the Australia India Business Council NSW (AIBC) Young
Professionals Chapter, and former member of the Women in Business Chapter Committee of the
AIBC. In her role as Chair of the Young Professionals Chapter, Sanushka was instrumental in
hosting high profile professional and networking events for members, including a mentoring
program, an address by Dr Shashi Tharoor and a Distinguished Lecture Series featuring Dr John
Laker AO, amongst others.
In the past she has also been a member of the NSW Government Ministerial Consultative
Committee representing the Indian community in NSW.
Sanushka is a mentor in Macquarie University's 2018 Lucy Mentoring Program and a member of
amongst other organisations, UN Women Australia and Women on Boards.
Sanushka was a member of the founding board of Red Hands Limited, a non-profit organisation
based in Sydney which raises funds for distribution to an accredited NGO in Chennai, India for
the purposes providing micro-loans to women with business plans. She has also previously been
a member of the Advisory Board of Tara Ed, a not for profit organization which focuses on the
creation of cross cultural links between Australian and Indian Schools, hands on training
programs for Indian and Australian teachers and the provision of resources for rural schools.