08 Aug 2017 | 01:34 pm | 1 min. read
International law firm Pinsent Masons is appointing four infrastructure and energy heavyweights in Australia, further enhancing its existing presence across Sydney and Melbourne and leading to a new presence in Perth.
The new partners will join from Norton Rose Fulbright and comprise:
Since launching in Australia in 2015, Pinsent Masons has acted on a number of standout mandates, including the AUD$15bn Melbourne Metro Project, acting for First Solar in relation to its project finance acquisition and development of a 48MW Solar Power plant and acting for Samsung C&T on the AUD$2bn Roy Hill Iron Ore Mining dispute.
Pinsent Masons' legal resourcing hub Vario has also recently announced its expansion into Australia, its first operational base outside of the UK.
David Rennick, Head of Australia, says:
"In less than two years, Pinsent Masons has established itself among the preeminent infrastructure firms in Australia and enhanced its reputation across the Asia Pacific region. Our strong growth and high calibre of work is being recognised and we are delighted to be able to attract a stellar team of fellow specialists to join us in expanding our business into Perth. The appointments also present an opportunity to expand further into the energy sector."
Richard Foley, Senior Partner, says:
"Our vision is to be recognised as an international market leader in the global sectors in which we operate and Australia has been significant in enabling us to serve clients domestically and across Asia Pacific, the Middle East and Europe. Our relentless focus on combing skillset excellence with sector insight and innovation continues to prove popular among our clients."
The news comes after a period of sustained investment by Pinsent Masons. In May, the firm announced plans to launch in Dublin and the acquisition of diversity-and-inclusion business Brook Graham. The month prior, the firm announced the appointment of teams in Madrid and Johannesburg to open the firm's inaugural offices in Spain and South Africa respectively. The firm will now operate 24 offices globally.
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