Legal Practice Director, AB (Comm), LlB LlM
Virma completed her degrees in Arts and Law at the University of Philippines in 1990. She then practised in the areas of commercial law, corporate law and labour law, while working for various law firms in the Philippines. Virma became in-house counsel for corporations in the transportation, mining and banking sectors. Virma attended the Ivy League university–Cornell University in New York–where she completed her Master of Laws in 1998 majoring in corporate finance, banking and regulation, bankruptcy business combinations, international business transactions, secured transactions, foreign investments and commercial real estate development.
Virma then moved to Australia in 1998 where she completed further studies at Murdoch University before being admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor in 2002. Since then Virma has practised in the areas of family law, property law, commercial law, wills and deceased estates and commercial litigation.
Virma provides advice and legal services in the following specific areas of family law:
Binding financial agreements before or during cohabitation and after separation
Spousal or de facto maintenance
Virma also handles matters relating to the care and protection of children.
Virma also provides legal services in the following practice areas:
Retail commercial and industrial leases and the assignment, variation and extension of such leases
Business/property settlements and conveyancing
Trusts and Estates
Caveat and withdrawal of caveats
Franchise agreements review
Business succession agreements
Banking including review of mortgage documents and providing independent legal advice for bank guarantees
Virma is a member of the Family Law Practitioners’ Association of Western Australia.
Virma has a special interest in international business transactions and project finance.