Firm Profile > Corrs Chambers Westgarth > Brisbane, Australia

Corrs Chambers Westgarth
LEVEL 35, WATERFRONT PLACE
1 EAGLE STREET
BRISBANE, QLD 4000
Australia

Construction Tier 1

Corrs Chambers Westgarth prides itself on its whole-of-project service which sees it support clients on initial procurement and contract preparation through to project delivery and dispute resolution. The team actively works on a variety of projects including commercial, industrial, mixed-use and residential property developments along with urban precincts, mining and major government and social infrastructure projects. In Melbourne, Andrew Stephenson deploys his extensive experience in market-leading disputes and arbitrations while in Brisbane, Matthew Muir supports at every stage of project delivery and claims management; the pair lead the department which also includes Perth-based Chris Ryder, a veteran in multi-billion-dollar projects and high-end disputes. The practice complements its core legal expertise with knowledge of engineering, programming, native title and workplace health and safety matters and counts several high-profile government departments, commercial contractors, sponsors, and principals among its client list. Noteworthy growth has occurred at partner level of late with the arrival of Anthony Arrow from Pinsent Masons LLP and the internal promotions of Paul Brickley, Carla Mills and Chris Campbell.  

Key clients

Bombardier

DIF Capital Partners

Queensland Government

Victorian Government

CIMIC

John Holland

Bouygues Construction Australia Pty Ltd.

Lend Lease

Queensland Health

Santos

UGL Limited

CPB Contractors

Downer Engineering

Pacific Partnerships

Ghella

Australian Paper

St George Community Housing

BAM

Woodside Energy

Data protection Tier 1

Corrs Chambers Westgarth acts on major contentious and non-contentious data-related matters for a range of high-profile clients in the financial services, technology, and retail sectors, with work encompassing policy reviews, privacy compliance and complaints, data access and security issues, and litigation relating to data breaches. Alongside its corporate work, the team also advises national and foreign governments on Australian legal considerations and projects. Sydney-based partner James North heads up the team and supports major corporates on business-critical projects and compliance issues, as well as advising on data elements of transactions. Also in Sydney, the 'fantasticEugenia Kolivos specialises in privacy work and has won praise from a wide range of clients. Philip Catania in Melbourne advises on data-related transactions and privacy proceedings, while Perth-based Helen Clarke works on data breaches, commercialisation issues, and advises multinational businesses on global privacy considerations. Melbourne's Arvind Dixit is highly active in the e-commerce space.

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Testimonials

‘Corrs always provide practical advice on all matters relating to privacy, data protection, and IP. They understand the real-world constraints we work under and the evolving nature of the risks we face.’

‘Eugenia Kolivos is fantastic. She is very responsive – including after hours.’

‘Eugenia always understands the commercial imperatives, and always works to provide practical and workable business solutions. She is never a “handbrake” and always works with us to ensure we achieve our business outcomes in a compliant and practical manner.’

‘Eugenia is absolutely lovely to work with. She is always available, very responsive, and most importantly a fantastic lawyer who we really value as one of our external advisors.’

Key clients

ING

Flybuys

Queensland Government

Adobe

Vodafone

nbn

Water Corporation

Victorian Government

Audience360

Perpetual

Super Retail Group

Collins Foods

Deakin

Dispute resolution: litigation Tier 1

The commercial litigation department at Corrs Chambers Westgarth is highly acclaimed for its ‘exceptional legal advice’ and for being ‘uniquely able to conduct high-profile plaintiff work and defendant work’. The team is known for acting on significant bet-the-company cases, in which it routinely represents both domestic and international companies as well as government bodies; it also prides itself on the longstanding nature of these client relationships. The group is active across a wide range of issues, but its recent caseload stands out in the areas of the public sector, financial services, and technology. Mark Wilks leads the national commercial litigation group out of Sydney, where James Whittaker is a standout practitioner in the regulatory prosecutions and investigations realm, while special counsel David Anthony brings additional strength to the firm’s financial service litigation offering. The team in Perth is also noted for its public sector litigation work; Kirsty Sutherland is a key contact.

Practice head(s):

Testimonials

Clarity of advice. Very responsive. Open to other views. Very strategic. All this applies to James Whittaker, who ensures everyone is on the same page.

Corrs Chambers Westgarth provides exceptional legal advice. There are never delays in contacting our preferred lawyer. The analysis and advice is sharp, relevant, and with functional recommendations that support our organisation to navigate risk without being paralysed. Corrs have greatly supported our organisation to grow in scale and in member and political credibility.

David Anthony is sought after for his sharp (and very prompt) legal analysis and political nous. David is our preferred legal counsel. He is always available, prompt in responding to our instructions, and courteous in explaining responses to our questions.

This team is uniquely able to conduct high-profile plaintiff work and defendant work. Corrs is in my opinion the firm best able to straddle this divide in the marketplace. This leads to significant cross-fertilisation of talent.

Mark Wilks is amongst the foremost “bet-the-company” litigators in Australia. He is skilled at running large teams and assisting in-house lawyers through every stage of the process. He has excellent instincts for cases.

Corrs’ dispute practice is the best in the country. This is reflected by its size and client base. It is involved in most major pieces of litigation across the country. Despite the size of its practice, its partners are hands-on and intimately involved in each matter and proceeding. They know what is going on and exercise their strategic skills to dictate the play rather than react or respond.

Mark Wilks is a trusted adviser to blue-chip companies and the largest privately-owned company in the country. His strategic mind puts him ahead of his opponents and ensures that his clients achieve the best outcome. He is hands-on and does not delegate. This is a rare quality in a top-tier disputes practice.

David Anthony is responsible for managing large and complex litigation. His communication skills are as good as I have seen in a disputes practitioner. Clients are kept involved and up to date, and know and understand what the issues are and where the risks lie.

Simon Johnson is a very capable solicitor, trusted by clients. That trust reflects both his skills and that he is accessible and delightful to work with.

The team stands out from its competitors by demonstrating a deep understanding of our business, our commercial drivers, and values. The individuals are approachable, highly skilled, and organised. I have been particularly impressed by Felicity Healy, Mark WIlks, Matthew Critchley, and Annabelle Brown.

Key clients

NAB

CBA

Commonwealth of Australia

Hancock Prospecting

EY

Santos

Serco

Wesfarmers

Challenger

ING

ANZ

AGL

QIC

Vodafone Hutchinson Australia

KPMG

Deloitte

NSW Health

Hays

EnviroGold (Las Luganas)

GoCatch

IT and telecoms Tier 1

Corrs Chambers Westgarth acts across a wide variety of sector-critical matters, advising major IT and TMT clients, corporates, and government agencies on transactions, strategy and projects, and litigation. Notable and complex mandates include data centre and tech infrastructure projects, digital transformation programmes, and major tech M&A deals. Sydney-based James North heads up the national team and acts regularly for major tech clients and Australian telecommunications carriers on high-profile mandates. Melbourne's Philip Catania has a strong market profile, advising on large-scale tech outsourcing projects, disputes, and intellectual property issues. In Brisbane, Helen Clarke focuses on IT procurement and outsourcing, alongside IT licensing agreements. Melbourne-based Arvind Dixit advises public and private IT innovation clients on a wide range of regulatory and transactional issues, while Sydney-based senior associate Jennifer Dean has a similarly broad practice acting for tech and telecommunications clients.

Practice head(s):

Testimonials

James North and his team are highly experienced and technically proficient TMT lawyers. They operate a reasonably lean team that is focused on delivering the best solutions for our business in the most efficient way. It makes good economic sense to be supported by this team, as we are not paying to support a large team or to be supplied with academic papers for advices that we don’t need. We just get one of the best TMT lawyers in Australia and his team.

James is a leading expert in his field, he partners with our business to help us deliver comprehensive new technologies that will ultimately streamline our business. James understands our complex regulatory environment, but provides us with business-focused solutions to cut through the complexity and deliver required outcomes in the most efficient way.

Attention to detail. Deliver for clients. Excellent service in a timely manner.

Gaynor Tracey and Ivan Rubinstein. I can highly recommend them both. Top-quality service. Great outcome for clients through hard work, responsiveness, and excellent negotiation skills.

Mr. James North (Partner) Ms. Jennifer Dean (Special Counsel) – our main liaison person We valued both their experience and expertise. Special mention to Jennifer Dean as this was her area of specialty. She was knowledgeable about the subject matter, responsive, willing to work through our tight deadlines whilst always maintaining her calm and composure.

Key clients

Vodafone Hutchison Australia

Vodafone

NBN

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

ING

Allianz

Wesfarmers

Flight Centre

Flybuys

Queensland Government

Adobe

Real estate Tier 1

Corrs Chambers Westgarth runs a varied workload which includes mixed-use, urban infrastructure and master-planned developments, corporate real estate matters, commercial leasing, and high-value purchases and disposals. Core expertise extends beyond traditional assets to include education, student accommodation, healthcare, leisure, hotel, and retail property in addition to social housing and build-to-rent. Melbourne-based practice head Nathaniel Popelianski is a proven name when it comes to high-magnitude, complex projects. Peter Calov is a specialist in over station developments, joint ventures, title structures, and financing while Paul Carrick is 'an excellent practitioner whose breadth and depth of real estate law is first class'. Clients include investors, project sponsors, commercial landlords, and corporate occupiers and banks.

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Testimonials

‘Access to a partner is exceptional. The team is a very collegiate, calm, and respectful unit, which extends to meetings with external parties.’

‘Daryl is an outstanding practitioner and he provides great leadership to his team and in meetings with all parties.’

‘Smart, commercial, humble, personable staff.’

‘Paul Carrick is an excellent practitioner whose breadth and depth of real estate law is first class.’

‘Christine Partridge is very talented legal practitioner who is very commercial and excellent at drafting bespoke legal positions.’

‘Very experienced and knowledge of the market and the law. Highly commercial and great and negotiating commercial outcomes. They are the best law firm that I have dealt with. Passionate and genuine client relations.’

‘Best in class knowledge of their craft and how to successfully apply it. Proactive in their approach and very effective at working towards successful outcomes.’

‘The property team has taken the time to get to know our business over the course of many years. The real estate team has always provided technically excellent, pragmatic advice, taking into account what is reasonable by industry standards. They provide excellent service, value for money, and are a pleasure to deal with.’

‘Nathaniel Popelianski is an exceptional operator. He is responsive, calm, and considered and an excellent communicator of complex ideas. Nathaniel has excellent technical and industry knowledge is very commercial and always delivers on agreed time frames. Nathaniel is also an absolute pleasure to work with and his service provides great value for money.’

 

Key clients

Blackstone

Stockland (Client over 80 years)

Mirvac (Client over 15 years)

Frasers Property Limited (Client over 10 years)

Charter Hall

National Australia Bank (Client over 10 years)

Crown Group

TIAA/Nuveen

DWS Group

Allianz Real Estate GmbH (Client over 1 year)

Coles Group (7+ years)

Queensland Government (Client over 10 years)

John Holland

Oxford Property Group

ISPT

QIC

Grocon

Metro North Hospital and Health Service

Investa Property Group

Banking and finance Tier 2

The wide-ranging and experienced banking and finance department at Corrs Chambers Westgarth is regularly called on to handle large, complex transactions for major domestic and international clients, including the major Australian banks. The practice handles the full scope of work in this area, from acquisition finance through to bond financing and alternative financing. Sydney-based group head Rommel Harding-Farrenberg has expertise across areas including corporate and structured finance and acquisition finance. Based out of Melbourne and Sydney respectively, Brad Husband and Henry Self are co-heads of the highly active property finance team. Other key names in the team include Brad Robinson in Melbourne, who routinely advises top bank lenders, and Simon Reid in Sydney, whose practice encompasses acquisition financing and real estate finance. A more junior lawyer to note is the 'outstanding' Sydney-based special counsel Megan Russell, whose practice spans corporate, acquisition, and property finance.

Practice head(s):

Testimonials

Corrs compete with the bigger firms in banking, finance, and restructuring with some clever lateral hires and consistently high-quality services.

The Corrs team is commercially strong and involved in a lot of deals, so they understand where ‘the market’ is at, and are willing to push for an outcome that is always at or slightly ahead of the market.

They are very client-focused and willing to go the extra mile (or 3) when necessary to achieve the right result in the right (very tight) deadline.

Megan Russell led our recent transaction day-to-day and was outstanding.

I think the difference they added was a lack of ego about drafting, as long as the commercial intent was achieved and our position was protected. Megan Russell was also very patient and generous with her time when she was under pressure for document turns and to make sure nothing slipped through the cracks.

Rommel Harding-Farrenberg gave Megan Russell the space she needed to shine as the lead lawyer while being across the detail in the background. The Corrs team made an otherwise difficult and stressful period entirely manageable and very satisfying in the end.

Rommel Harding-Farrenberg and Megan Russell are our go-to team. They consistently provide pragmatic advice and demonstrate a deep understanding of our business.

Rommel Harding-Farrenberg is tuned in to what is happening in the market and offers consistently pragmatic commercial advice. I trust his judgement and his strong personal commitment to our success. Megan Russell has been a valued advisor and recently led a new precedent-setting transaction for us. She is always across the details, happy to offer a view, and help us make decisions about what is important.

Key clients

Silver Lake

Blackstone

ESR/Warburg Pincus

Southern Cross Austereo

Sun Life Assurance Company of Canada

Federation Asset Management

Australia & New Zealand Banking Group

National Australia Bank

Aurizon

Pacific Alliance

CBS

Challenger

Commonwealth Bank of Australia

Competition and trade Tier 2

Recommended for its ‘consistency of skill, service and commerciality’, Corrs Chambers Westgarth brings together expertise in both competition and international trade law. Key areas of competition work include merger control, ACCC inquiries, cartel investigations. On the trade side, the team acts for state governments, industry associations and manufacturers on trade defence and trade remedies. Mark McCowan leads the competition team, while Andrew Korbel heads the trade department; the duo is based in Sydney, where special counsel and merger control specialist Ian Reynolds is also a key team member. The Melbourne-based group is also noted for its competition law expertise; newly promoted partner Alistair Newton and Craig Phillips are the standout practitioners.

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Testimonials

A very strong team. It is unusual to get such consistency of skill, service and commerciality right across the team. I must also call this team out for its responsiveness and its use of people in different locations and time zones to deliver a seamless service – well before Covid-19.

I would recommend the team to any company in need of competition law advice, especially in the tech sector. They know the technology; they can apply it to the law; and they have a great feel for the tactics to apply when dealing with the regulators.

Corrs’ team members are always approachable and place the interests of clients at the forefront of any advice they provide. Corrs regularly updates clients via emails and newsletters on key legal developments which may impact a client’s business. As part of its service, Corrs has also attended our office to deliver presentations to our in-house team on specific areas of the law, including competition law. This level of service sets Corrs apart from other firms and is most helpful for in-house teams that need to be kept up-to-date in their practice areas.

Mark McCowan and Ian Reynolds provide practical and pragmatic advice. They have made the effort to get to know our business which has reaped rewards.

Mark McCowan is stellar – he presents well; remains on top of the details, and an easy person to work with.

Richard Flitcroft is a first-class professional – responsive, on top of his game, strategic where he needs to be, and conservative when called for.

Ian Reynolds is an excellent up-and-coming lawyer. He originally started in Brussels; since moving to Sydney, he has impressed me by the way he has learnt Australian law and practice and added his EU knowledge on top of that to give a very rounded knowledge and clever ideas.

Key clients

Coles Group

Australian Paper

Wesfarmers

REA Group

Medibank

nbn co

AB InBev

Johnson & Johnson

BP

Comcast Corporation

Mackay Sugar

EBOS Group

Google

Woodside Energy

Bristow Group

L3 Technologies

Daimler Mercedes

Carsales.com

Southern Cross Media

Aurizon Network Pty

Australian Sugar Industry Alliance

Kam Kiu Aluminium Group

Zhong Lun Law Firm

East & Concord Partners

Ray Yin & Partners

Tahota Law Firm

Mannheimer Swartling

Corporate and M&A Tier 2

Corrs Chambers Westgarth acts on a wide variety of high-value M&A matters, with a client list encompassing major domestic and international corporates, and a number of private equity sponsors, including major houses Blackstone, Silver Lake, and Warburg Pincus. The team has expertise across the telecommunications, media, and manufacturing sectors, to name a few, but is especially active in private equity and real estate transactions. Practice head Sandy Mak is relationship partner for many of the firm's major PE clients, and is active in high-value and cross-border transactions. Andrew Lumsden heads the firm's China desk and specialises in cross-border M&A and inbound investment, alongside corporate governance advice. Young partner Adam Foreman is highly praised for his role in cross-border transactions in media and financial services. Melbourne's Justin Fox is noted for his strategic advice to multinationals in the media and digital sectors. Lawyers are in Sydney unless otherwise mentioned.

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Testimonials

Client-focused, technical excellence, commercially minded. All very friendly and personable. There is no gratuitous advice, just a focused understanding of the problem and a well-tailored solution.’

Robert Clarke is one of the most seasoned and exceptional transactional partners I have worked with the world over. He has vast knowledge by virtue of his intuition and experience. He is quick to identify the key issues and capable of solving them no matter how complex.

A very well resourced M&A team who are prepared to put the work into getting to know clients – becoming true partners for the business.’

Gaynor Tracey and her team are fantastic to work with – they are smart and efficient and have an awareness of the commercial drivers underlying a transaction.

Very experienced and knowledgeable on the market and the law. Highly commercial and great and negotiating commercial outcomes.

Best in class knowledge of their craft and how to successfully apply it. Proactive in their approach and very effective at working towards successful outcomes.

Corrs is focused on providing technically accurate but commercially pragmatic advice. They have a range of specialists who assist in achieving the right outcome rather than just providing advice.’

Very pragmatic and easy to work with. The individuals at Corrs that we deal with have taken the time to understand our organisation and people and adapted to our ways of working. That makes them efficient and more likely to achieve the outcomes we want in the way that we want it.

Key clients

Vodafone

Warburg Pincus

Wesfarmers

Macquarie Corporate Holdings

Bowmark Capital

ABC Tissue

Silver Lake Partners

Fuji Xerox Ltd

Boston Scientific Corporation

NRW Holdings Limited

Heathley Limited

Blackstone

Refinitiv

Argyle Street Management

DIF Capital Partners

Apollo Global Management

Adelaide Brighton

Commonwealth Bank

Dispute resolution: arbitration Tier 2

Combining arbitration and projects expertise, Corrs Chambers Westgarth prides itself on its specialism in investor-state dispute settlement. Clients recommend the group for its credentials in the energy, construction, and natural resources sectors. Michael Earwaker is noted for his dispute resolution expertise in the construction field. Further, Brisbane-based Joshua Paffey sits at the helm of the department. Litigator Bronwyn Lincoln is highly recommended for enforcement work, particularly in relation to ICSID awards. Projects group leader Andrew Stephenson is well-placed to act on arbitrations relating to inbound and outbound investment. Unless otherwise specified, all named practitioners are based in Melbourne.

Practice head(s):

Testimonials

The team has a depth of experience in litigation and arbitration. We selected Bronwyn Lincoln for a dispute last year specifically for her expertise in arbitration, as opposed to litigation.

Massive team with incredible experience in all facets of construction law. Rising as one of the leading firms in construction in Australia.

With particular expertise in the construction, energy and natural resources sector, Corrs Chambers Westgarth the firm provides excellent support.

Highly personable and competent practitioners at all seniority levels; they are a pleasure to work with. Practitioners at senior levels stand out for excellent experience, legal knowledge, common sense and practical approach. More junior practitioners are highly enthusiastic, hardworking and diligent.

Highly organised. Consistently high standard of work. All members of the team know their role and play their part in the overall strategy.

Corrs is the market leader in the construction space in both Sydney and Melbourne. The team has a depth of experience and expertise. They are very commercial in their approach. The work quality is consistently to a high standard and very strategic.

Bronwyn Lincoln is an experienced and personable lawyer who brings a professional calm to competently dealing with disputes.

Michael Earwaker is all over the technical aspects of the disputes he manages.  He is also great with clients.

I find Josh Paffey to be a charming, knowledgeable, and hands-on lawyer with a track record handling commercial international arbitration infrastructure disputes.

Andrew Stephenson is hugely knowledgeable and tactically very astute.

Josh Paffey has excellent client management skills and is well-organised.

Key clients

Hancock Prospecting

Dispute resolution: class actions Tier 2

The Sydney-based class actions team at Corrs Chambers Westgarth is adept at handling claims at both state and federal level nationwide. It is noted for the breadth of its class actions work, but it places a particular emphasis on product liability; employment-related claims; and negligence claims in the professional services sector, where the team is acting for clients of the calibre of EY and the other three Big-4 accounting firms. Other clients include large Australian banks, financial sector clients, multinational tech giants, and significant corporate and government entities. Chris Pagent leads the group, where Brad Woodhouse and Katrina Sleiman are also names to note.

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Other key lawyers:

Key clients

NAB

CBA

Commonwealth of Australia

Hancock Prospecting

EY

Santos

Serco

Wesfarmers

Challenger

QIC / ING / ANZ / AGL

Vodafone Hutchinson Australia

KPMG / Deloitte

NSW Health

Hays

EnviroGold (Las Luganas)

GoCatch

Energy (transactions and regulatory) Tier 2

Corrs Chambers Westgarth has a strong presence in both Perth and Brisbane, regularly advising major energy suppliers on large-scale operations on both coasts. Additionally, the practice regularly acts for multinationals and on referrals from prominent international firms. Matters include oil and gas, LNG, and renewable energy projects and transactions, with the team also assisting clients with financing and capital raising. Perth's Peter Jarosek co-heads the practice, and is involved in multi-billion-dollar oil and gas projects of considerable strategic importance. Brisbane co-head Michael MacGinley is highly experienced in major energy projects across Queensland. Melbourne-based senior partner Gavin MacLaren returned from Asia in 2020 and brings significant cross-border expertise in major oil and gas transactions, acting for corporates, multinationals, and private equity investors. Brisbane's Joshua Paffey and Perth's Russell Philip are also key members of the team and trusted advisors.

Testimonials

Depth of knowledge of the energy sector. blend of international and domestic work. Range of work. An impressive team.

Joshua Paffey. Great team leader. Unfailingly polite. Extremely knowledgable and with real tactical strength.’

Joshua Paffey is thorough, diligent and provides exceptional service.’

Corrs are very responsive and comprehensive on their advice. They bring in their experts as required and they manage to make legal advice understandable as to current situation, exposure, issues and implications of actions (or inaction). Everyone we have dealt with is very personable (not like robots) and is easy to deal with, authentic in their interactions – they are not condescending, or reactive.

Russell Philip is am amazing lawyer and one of the best i have ever come across. His knowledge, depth of advice and personability make him one of the best lawyers in Perth. he is easy to deal with, has excellent advice, and makes all the legalese we need to deal with, as easy as possible. We want to focus on the deal/issue at hand and not the legalities of it. Russell is easy to deal with and makes it all so easy. His sharp mind, critical thinking abilities and the unique way he looks at all situations make him my lawyer of choice.’

Efficient in getting to the core of the matter. Solution-focused.’

Russell Philip is experienced in broad corporate matters, well beyond the law. He provides true counsel to c-suite executives that make them better at what they do.

Key clients

AGL

BP

Woodside Energy

MACH Energy

Newcrest Mining

Harmony Gold

Oil Search

Incitec Pivot

NRW Holdings

AusNet Services

Carnarvon Petroleum

Aspire Mining

Victoria Government

Environment and planning Tier 2

At Corrs Chambers Westgarth, ‘the industry-leading partners are extremely well supported by the wider staff and team’. Louise Camenzuli heads the practice, spreading her focus across residential, retail, energy, industrial, commercial and major government projects across New South Wales. She operates from Sydney alongside Christine Covington who ‘always goes above and beyond’ and provides notable experience in urban renewal and mining schemes. Elsewhere, the team is particularly well-versed in transport-related projects and also regularly advises on regulatory and contentious matters in the energy, mining, waste, contamination, and pollution sectors. Other key strengths include environmental, social, and governance matters, climate change, and developer contribution issues. Recently promoted partner Anna White splits her time between Brisbane and Melbourne and is noted for her 'prompt, detailed and well-researched' service.

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Other key lawyers:

Key clients

TransGrid

MACH Energy

Infrastructure NSW

John Holland

Mirvac

Woolworths

Queensland Alumina Limited (QAL)

Regional Growth Development Corporation – New South Wales Department of Premier and Cabinet (DPC)

McDonald’s

Billbergia Group

Stockland

Sekisui House (SH Coolum Pty Ltd)

Water NSW

Australian Rail Track Corporation

Transport for NSW

Financial services regulatory Tier 2

Corrs Chambers Westgarth regularly advises on a broad scope of work in the financial services regulatory space, from supporting corporate clients in strategic compliance advice to defending investigations commenced by regulators. Melbourne-based Robert Clarke heads up the financial sponsors group, while Mark Wilks is head of litigation relating to regulatory defence and investigations. Head of the financial services regulatory team Michael Chaaya specialises in superannuation and pensions, general and life insurance, funds management, and regulatory banking; he has also been active in recent reforms to the financial services regulatory environment. Another noteworthy team member is Felicity Healy, a litigator with specialist experience in this area. Named partners are Sydney-based unless otherwise mentioned.

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Key clients

Commonwealth Bank of Australia

Macquarie Capital

eBay Australia and NZ Pty Ltd

National Australia Bank

Legal and General Investment Management

Bank of America, N.A.

Perpetual Superannuation Fund

Perpetual Limited

BGH Capital

Capture Allianz

Equity Trustees Limited

Invesco

Vanguard

Australia Post

Bank of China

The Northern Trust Company

Bank of Queensland

PayPal Australia Pty Ltd

Tradeweb

Bank Australia

Intellectual property Tier 2

Corrs Chambers Westgarth's Melbourne-based IP team has ‘deep knowledge of Australian IP matters’ and has been recognised by clients for its ‘clear and concise strategies to tackle trade mark enforcement’ and its ‘practical legal solution for disputes and litigation’. The practice group is active in a variety of industry sectors, but many of its most standout highlights of late have involved patent litigation in the healthcare, life sciences, and pharmaceuticals industries. In this regard, the team is representing clients the likes of Lundbeck and Merck. Names to note in the contentious space include Odette Gourley, Stephen Stern, Grant Fisher and practice head Kate Hay. Eugenia Kolivos stands out for her franchising and commercialisation work.

Practice head(s):

Testimonials

Corrs has a very practical approach when it comes to providing legal solutions for disputes or litigation. Their IP team analyses the case and relevant precedents and gets involved with the business to obtain the key information required to work on a particular case. The interest shown in the products and services provided by our company is a key differentiator from other external counsels I have engaged in other jurisdictions.

The team has a deep knowledge of Australian IP matters and has provided clear, concise, and practical strategies to tackle trademark enforcement actions against small, medium, or large opponents.

Odette Gourley has an amazing reputation in the IP world and is highly skilled in litigation. Whilst she is an Australian practitioner, her experience and knowledge of the IP system in other countries is a key factor to consider for our company, given that we operate on a global scale.

Key clients

Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp

Facebook

Mirvac

Cargill

Cartier

Lundbeck

Cipla

AFT Pharmaceuticals

Katy Perry

Sportsbet

Jinko

Major League Baseball Properties

REA Group

Caterpillar Inc.

Gucci

Christian Dior Couture

Zip Co

Tasmanian Alkaloids Pty

Southern Cross Austereo

Silverlake

New South Wales Education Standards Authority

Labour and employment Tier 2

Corrs Chambers Westgarth continues to grow its client base of ASX-listed companies and major multinational corporations, and provides a wide range of services across employment law. In particular, the firm has recently been advising employers on the implications of Covid-19 on their workforces, as well as handling enterprise bargaining negotiations and large-scale staff transfers. Melbourne-based practice head John Tuck specialises in workplace disputes, risk management and litigation on behalf of state and federal governments and a variety of businesses. Other key names include Paul Burns in Melbourne, a regulatory expert regularly involved in employment litigation and complex commercial restructurings, and Sydney-based Jack de Flamingh, an experienced industrial relations specialist. The Melbourne-based Sarah Clarke was promoted to partner in July 2020; she focuses on complex terminations of employment and workplace investigations.

Practice head(s):

Testimonials

The team is responsive, knowledgeable and pleasant to work with.

The team goes above and beyond to tailor advice that not only encompasses legal compliance more broadly but also industry and business specific factors that make the interactions personalised. Always available to answer questions and provide responses in a timely and efficient manner. Exceptionally knowledgeable with sound legal advice. Exceptional context knowledge which includes being well abreast of recent decisions in the FWC which are noteworthy to our specific industry along with well set out communication RE larger national decisions. Corrs Chambers Westgarth is the firm I choose to engage with on an ongoing basis due to their friendly, down to earth nature framed by exceptionally strong and pragmatic advice. Giving legal advice that is not only technically accurate but also looking from a practical ‘application’ perspective is so incredibly important when it comes to labour and employment law.’

The individuals aim to build rapport which has resulted in a working relationship built on trust and confidence whereby I can seek out advice knowing that the individuals are genuinely invested in providing such a high level of service to my organisation. The way in which legal training was conducted, taking into consideration the target audience (blue collar frontline supervision) the individuals within the team conveyed the legal messages in a format that was easy to understand in simple and straightforward terms. The ability to ‘talk to the right audience’ was something that I’ve not seen lawyers from other practices do in my experiences to date. It is one of the most value adding aspects of Corrs Chambers Westgarth and in particular Jack De Flamingh.

The balance of local (Australian) expertise, coupled with the resources of a global (ius laboris) network of firms.

Continued high-level of responsiveness from Paul Burns during this disruptive time of COVID-19.’

Alerting us to issues within the market (changes to annualised salary arrangements; new work, health and safety reporting requirements for COVID-19) which have allowed us to close significant potential compliance gaps.

Long-standing (20 year) association between the lead partner and our organisation has meant that there is a deep understanding of our business and a deep respect in our organisation for the opinion and advice from that lead partner.

Key clients

BP

NAB

Commonwealth Bank of Australia

State of Victoria

Medibank

Downer

CIMIC Group

Glencore

Coles

Google

Nbn

WorleyParsons

Australia Post

Multiplex

Woodside

Vodafone

John Holland Group

Stockland

University of Melbourne

Media and entertainment Tier 2

Lawyers at Corrs Chambers Westgarth are known for their ‘excellent communication’ and ability to ‘get straight to the heart of the issue’. The department prides itself on its full-service offering with the workload of late showcasing matters as varied as media-related corporate transactions, defamation, and other disputes and regulatory issues. Practice head James North is well-versed in acting for media companies and broadcasters on corporate and commercial affairs such as content licensing and acquisitions; his team also includes Adam Foreman, a governance and reputation management specialist, and special counsel Jennifer Dean who gears her practice towards regulatory matters such as diversity and content regulation. Clients also single out defamation, contempt, and pre-publication expert, Richard Leder, for recommendation, hailing him as ‘respected throughout the Australian media scene. Named lawyers are based in Sydney.

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Testimonials

‘Excellent communication, get straight to the heart of the problem. Have the confidence of management and the editorial team. Our dealings with other firms have always led us back to Corrs’ door.’

‘Richard Leder has been our long time partner and does an excellent job both in trust and communication. We understand the way he works and he understands our business and beliefs.’

In the fast-moving world of media, whether it is TV, print, or online, you need to have a media lawyer who you can trust to provide expert advice quickly at any time of the day. That advice must be robust enough to not stop you from publishing an accurate story for fear of being sued. As an editor and a TV news director, you want to know that if we are sued will we win. I have worked with Richard Leder at Corrs for more than 20 years, both as a newspaper editor and as a TV director of news. He is always pushing to find ways to run the story which is the true test of a good media lawyer. I have never been successfully sued and never gone to jail. I trust his advice implicitly.’

‘Richard Leder has been the stand out partner at Corrs and the Melbourne media scene for 20 years, specialising in media law. He is respected throughout the Australian media scene by hard to please media executives. He is easy to work with and he is always calm which is important in high-stress environments. And he loves media and always wants the story to be published, but there is enough trust to know that if Richard says it is too dangerous don’t run it. That’s all you want in a media lawyer.’

 

Key clients

VicaomCBS

Comcast

Network 10

Southern Cross Austereo

CBS and parent company National Amusements

REA Group Limited

ASX Listed Media Company

News Limited

Google

Channel 7 Melbourne

Rebel Wilson

Richard Di Natale (Leader of the Australian Greens)

Bail Justice

The Wagners

Natural resources (transactions and regulatory) Tier 2

Corrs Chambers Westgarth's natural resources offering is spread across the key areas of Western Australia and Queensland, with significant bench strength in both Perth and Brisbane. The team acts for a number of major domestic and international mining and minerals companies (including a recent mandate from Rio Tinto) engaged in high-profile operations across Australia, as well as advising public sector bodies and governments. Melbourne-based senior partner Gavin MacLaren rejoined the Australian team from Asia in 2020, and has brought considerable transactional expertise to the team, regularly advising businesses and financial investors. Perth-based co-head Peter Jarosek is active in transactional and project-related work across the natural resources sector, while Brisbane co-head Michael MacGinley is recognised as a highly experienced advisor in a wide range of sector-crucial mining mandates. Also in Brisbane, Vaughan Mills has particular expertise in Papua New Guinea, having advised on deals and projects within the jurisdiction for over twenty years.

Testimonials

A good one-stop-shop for PNG mining and petroleum issues with a variety of specialisations, combining to provide a service which transcends the provision of purely legal advice, and offers very useful insights on a socio-political level.

Vaughan Mills – a strategic thinker with an understanding of the broad context, and a knack for innovative drafting solutions’

The practice has strong base capabilities in knowledge of PNG laws and regulations. Added to this is their in-depth knowledge and experience in the customs and practices of PNG, which is critical to navigating doing business in PNG.’

Vaughan Mills is a senior practitioner and trusted advisor on PNG related matters. Highly regarded with extensive experience.

Nick Thorne is another senior practitioner who has quickly developed an extensive knowledge and experience of PNG, providing focused and practical advice.

Key clients

AGL

Newcrest Mining

Harmony Gold

MACH Energy

Incitec Pivot

NRW Holdings

AusNet Services

Aspire Mining

Victoria Government

Project development Tier 2

Corrs Chambers Westgarth has broad capabilities across oil and gas, energy, transport, and social infrastructure, advising contractors, government bodies, construction companies, and investors. The team works on contract negotiation, development and construction issues, disputes, and regulatory compliance, collaborating closely with the firm's highly-regarded construction practice on sector-critical projects of significant value. The practice is led by Melbourne's Andrew Stephenson, who acts on contentious and non-contentious elements of major projects, alongside Brisbane's Matthew Muir. Sydney-based Airlie Fox specialises in major infrastructure projects and PPP arrangements in a range of sectors, with expertise on the investor, contractor, and developer side of projects. John Walter is a highly experienced infrastructure lawyer. Brisbane's Peter Schenk combines construction expertise with disputes resolution, including Supreme Court litigation, insurance claims, and arbitration. Anthony Arrow joined the Melbourne office in mid-2020 from Pinsent Masons LLP, offering extensive experience in infrastructure, energy, and construction on behalf of domestic and international developers. The promotions of Carla Mills, Paul Brickley, and Chris Campbell to partner have bolstered the practice's senior ranks.

Testimonials

Exceptional team who drive innovative and out of the box solutions to legal problems.

David Warren is an outstanding lawyer who thinks deeply about issues and finds practical solutions that can be implemented.’

Key clients

Bombardier

DIF Capital Partners

Queensland Government

Victorian Government

CIMIC

John Holland

Bouygues Construction Australia

Lend Lease

Queensland Health

Santos

UGL Limited

CPB Contractors

Downer Engineering

Pacific Partnerships

Ghella

Australian Paper

St George Community Housing

BAM

Woodside Energy

Project finance Tier 2

Corrs Chambers Westgarth advises a number of major commercial entities, financial institutions,  and state governments on the financing and refinancing of projects, including transport, oil exploration, infrastructure, and renewable energy mandates. The team is headed up by Sydney-based Rommel Harding-Farrenberg, who has broad expertise across banking and finance matters, and Melbourne-based Andrew Stephenson, who oversees the firm's projects team, assisted by Matthew Muir in Brisbane. Melbourne-based partner Clare Corke has experience in a variety of project financing matters in multiple sectors, while Brisbane's Vaughan Mills is highly recommended for his work on natural resources and energy projects, particularly in Papua New Guinea.

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Testimonials

We have ready access to experienced senior practitioners, who, with their staff, work in a very collegial manner to develop practical solutions to problems.

There is a sense of professional calm and competency from partners to assistants that provides a great deal of comfort.

Excellent technical knowledge of complex project financings and focus on client outcomes.

Easy to work with and communicates well with strong technical knowledge of their banking and finance work. Clare Corke was outstanding in delivering our complex debt financings.

Rommel Harding-Farrenberg is a standout and very versatile and commercial.

Commercially pragmatic founded on a deep understanding of our business and a commitment to our success.

Rommel Harding-Farrenberg and Megan Russell are fantastic to work with.’

Key clients

ANZ Banking Group

Australian Paper

CBA

CIMIC Group

CPB Contractors

Dacian Gold

Macquarie

Mirvac

NAB

Oil Search

Pacific Partnerships

Panterra Gold

Queensland Government

Queensland Health

SGCH Portfolio

SGCH Sustainability

Summer Housing

UGL

Victorian Government

Restructuring and insolvency Tier 2

The restructuring, insolvency, and special situations team at Corrs Chambers Westgarth handles the full range of work in this space, including advisory work and all aspects of restructuring, from informal workouts through to receivership and liquidation, with complementary expertise in due diligence and documentation. The retail and mining sectors are strong sources of work, and, in addition to longstanding relationships with major banks, the department has developed strong ties with alternative capital providers. Also notable is a growth in cross-border work, an area that supplies complex mandates with interests in Europe, Asia, and the US. Practice head Cameron Cheetham in Sydney has considerable expertise across a wide range of industries. Other notable team members are litigation specialists Sam Delaney and Craig Ensor (both Sydney-based). Elsewhere, Michelle Dean is a specialist in Perth, while the key name in Melbourne is Matthew Critchley.

Practice head(s):

Testimonials

Matthew Critchley from the Melbourne office is an exceptional operator. He is probably one of the most highly skilled operators in litigation that I have come across.

Craig Ensor from the Sydney office is also exceptional and talented.

The team blends a superior technical competence with a very commercial mindset and strong work ethic. The focus is on the desired client outcome.

The team has combined end-to-end financing solutions in one team, being front-end banking and finance with the insolvency and restructuring team, which provides superior client and deal coverage if and when a transaction has an issue.

Because of the team coverage the restructuring and insolvency process is very smooth and they are already up to speed with the deal and potential issues.

Patrick O’Grady – great banking documents. Cameron Cheetham – great strategic structuring advice and drives a restructuring outcome to get a superior outcome both in terms of returns and also the speed of the transaction.

Key clients

Vannin Capital

Treasury Corporation of Victoria

Mirvac

Harris Scarfe

Garbon Investments

BlackRock

Commonwealth Bank of Australia

Deloitte

CBS

HLB Mann Judd

McGrathNicol

M.H. Carnegie

Macquarie Bank

Metrics Credit Partners

National Australia Bank

Remagen Capital

SC Lowy

Moelis

Monash Capital

Chubb Insurance

Perpetual Trustee Company

White-collar crime Tier 2

Corrs Chambers Westgarth fields an impressive team of white-collar crime specialists with extensive experience in state and federal government inquiries, investigations and Royal Commissions. The practice acts for government entities, regulatory bodies and a wide range of top corporate clients, the big four Australian banks and international accounting firms on highly significant and complex cases. Abigail Gill in Melbourne heads up the practice, lending deep expertise of regulatory and internal investigations. Other key names include Craig Phillips, whose practice includes representing clients in investigations in connection with anti-trust and corruption compliance and enforcement matters, and Sydney-based tech and financial services disputes expert Simon Johnson. The key name in Perth is Kirsty Sutherland, who acts nationally.

Practice head(s):

Testimonials

‘A brand range of analytical and strategic skills, adaptable to whatever situation comes up. The team has a willingness to listen and respond.’

‘James Whittaker – an excellent leader and strategic thinker. Gives great support to clients and counsel to achieve the best result.’

‘The team was very responsive to requests for assistance and were willing to work with us as we sorted through particular challenges with the implementation of whistleblower laws. They made the effort to understand how our business works and provide advice and guidance specific to the unique circumstances and scenarios that our business faced in that regard.’

‘In addition to their clear expertise, we really appreciate the relaxed, conversational approach that both Richard and Heidi use when providing their advice. It creates a level of engagement that really works when trying to tackle issues that don’t always have a clear-cut answer. Because of this, we feel like we are getting advice tailored to our particular needs rather than off-the-shelf recommendations or generic recommendations.’

‘Kirsty Sutherland: effective, strategic, knowledgeable.’

‘The team have been amazing, they are understanding, patient, have a very quick turnaround on things when we need a response. I feel as if they are truly supporting us especially given that act for us in a pro bono capacity. I feel as though we are receiving a full fee-paying service.’

Insurance Tier 3

Corrs Chambers Westgarth acts on the side of policyholders in significant insurance disputes. Large infrastructure sector projects form the core of the group’s work. Another area of specialism is contentious work in the financial services sector, particularly in relation to surety bond facilities. Melbourne-based insurance litigator Daniel Marquet heads up the practice, where Sydney-based duo Frank Lawson and special counsel Catherine Oldenburg are also noted.

Practice head(s):

Key clients

Chubb

Euler

Vero

Swiss Re

American International Group

Liberty Insurance

Zurich Insurance

Allianz Insurance

Tokio Marine / HCC Insurance

Argo Insurance

IAL

Berkshire Hathaway

Labour and employment: workplace health and safety (WHS) Tier 3

Corrs Chambers Westgarth advises both public and private sector employers on health and safety matters and investigations, especially clients drawn from the construction, retail, government and financial services sectors. The practice has also recently been involved in assisting clients with the workplace response to the Covid-19 pandemic. The Melbourne-based John Tuck heads up the practice, and is a specialist in contentious workplace safety matters, often delivering board-level advice to major corporate clients. Special counsel Marie Costa is another name to note in Melbourne for specialist WHS advice.

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Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

The firm provides exemplary service from start to finish. They understand the client’s business, consistently achieving the client’s desired outcomes. Their expertise in WHS practice is evident from the first engagement with the client, inspiring confidence in the client.

I have had the pleasure to work with Marie Costa who inspired confidence from the date of engagement with her expertise in WHS practice and her proposed strategies. Her understanding of the client’s business was impressive and her dedication to achieving the best outcome for her client to be admired. Marie impressed with her exemplary client service, particularly making herself available to the client, often at short notice to attend stakeholder meetings. Impressively, she would respond to client queries while on leave. She has the unique quality of understanding the need to be responsive and inform the client of developments as they arise, particularly with outcomes of court hearings without delay.

Key clients

Hays

BP

Coles

Ferrovial Agroman

Glencore

Peak Gold Mines

Probuild Constructions (Aust) Pty Ltd

NAB

CIMIC Group

John Holland Group

Stockland

Downer

Queensland Alumina

Vodafone

Tax Tier 3

The tax practice at Corrs Chambers Westgarth, headed up by Rhys Jewell, continues its trajectory of growth with the lateral hires of veteran tax expert Cameron Rider from Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills in August 2019 and stamp duty and GST specialist Jennee Chan from Allens in June 2020. Another key team development was the internal promotion of Sydney-based M&A specialist Simon Mifsud to partner in July 2020. The department is well known for its expertise in advising private equity firms, as well as clients in the real estate sector, especially in the social and affordable housing space. All lawyers are Melbourne-based unless otherwise mentioned.

Practice head(s):

Testimonials

‘Corrs are an excellent outfit and our go-to counsel for M&A and tax advisory matters in Australia. The team never misses a deadline, which is particularly important given the difference in timezones, and provides clear, concise advice. Corrs’ ability to turn around complex tax advice in a compressed deadline is particularly impressive.’

‘Simon Mifsud is exactly what we look for in a tax adviser and has deservedly been made a partner. He is one of our favourite tax counsel globally. I have absolute faith in his advice, he is exceptionally reliable, always available, and very good at picking out the salient tax points whilst bearing in mind our wider commercial considerations.’

‘The tax group is focused on providing realistic advice in the context of the commercial realities facing the client. As such, where necessary, it either initiates the engagement of other commercial specialists or integrates its advice into the overall commercial resolution of the issue.’

Key clients

Wesfarmers Limited (ASX: WES)

REA Group (ASX:REA)

Accenture (NYSE: ACN)

Macquarie Capital

BP Australia (client for over 20 years)

Deliveroo

Serco

TNS, Inc

Southern Cross Austereo (ASX: SXL)

ENN Group

Silverlake Partners LLC

CCMP Capital Advisors, LP (CCMP)

EBOS Group (ASX:EBO; NZE:EBO)

Greenstone Resources

Latham Pool Products, Inc.

PayPal Giving Fund

Federation Asset Management Pty Ltd

Capital markets

Corrs Chambers Westgarth's capital markets department provides specialist advice across debt and equity capital markets, securitisation, and structured finance. The DCM and securitisation groups, led by Melbourne-based Brad Robinson, continue to be active on a number of large matters; an area of particular strength is in warehouse securitisation transactions. Jointly led by Sandy Mak in Sydney and Jeremy Horwood in Brisbane, the ECM offering is known for its expertise advising clients in the mining and resources sector, as well as continuing to grow its reputation among clients in the investment vehicles sector.

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Key clients

Euroz Securities Ltd

Hartleys Limited

Dacian Gold

RTG Mining

Volt Resources

Amani Gold Limited

Aspire Mining Ltd

Star Combo Australia Pty Ltd

New Gold Inc.

Neuberger Berman Australia Pty Ltd

Equity Trustees Limited

BNY Mellon

Perpetual Trustee

Carnarvon Petroleum Ltd

Chairman: Stephen Price
Chief executive officer and senior partner: Gavin MacLaren

Firm overview: Corrs Chambers Westgarth is Australia’s leading independent law firm, with strong international alliances. The firm is recognised for its innovation, quality advice and client-driven approach. Through key partnering relationships in the Asia-Pacific and globally, Corrs is able to pursue strategic outcomes for corporations and government, both nationally and across borders.

Corrs is committed to providing legal advice grounded in commercial understanding. Moving beyond the traditional legal needs of clients, the firm works to gain an intimate knowledge of wider industry and business issues. Lawyers support clients with market-relevant advice and insight for high level decision making.

As one of Australia’s best recognised firms, Corrs is proud of its reputation for excellence. Its lawyers are consistently involved in some of the largest and most significant transactions in Australia and globally.

Corrs is ideally placed to meet the needs of clients with cross-border transactions and projects. The firm is noted for its extensive involvement in the Asia-Pacific region and has established strong connections with regulators, government, policy makers and trade agencies. Corrs sits at the fore of business and policy development and is focused on facilitating transactions at every level throughout Australia, the Asia-Pacific and internationally. Corrs lawyers further strengthen global ties through the firm’s leading international secondment program.

Specialist sector expertise: Corrs is recognised for its depth of expertise across a number of sectors including:

  • Energy & Resources
  • Technology, Media & Telecommunications
  • Financial Services
  • Life Sciences
  • Consumer & Retail
  • Transport & Logistics
  • Real Estate
  • Construction & Infrastructure
  • Food & Agribusiness
  • Government
  • Health & Aged Care.
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