Mr Russell Philip > Corrs Chambers Westgarth > Perth, Australia > Lawyer Profile

Corrs Chambers Westgarth
PERTH, WA 6000
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Work Department

Corporate Advisory.




Russell Philip understands the complexities of corporate transactions. With multiple degrees in law, finance and investment, and experience gained from working on various complex domestic and international dealings, Russell brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to large scale corporate transactions. Specialising in the art of mergers and acquisitions, Russell is able to identify the issues from many angles to assist clients make informed decisions, preserve and maximise value, and bring ideas to fruition. In addition to mining and natural resources mergers and acquisitions, he has particular expertise in transactions in the technology, financial services and property industries.


University of Western Australia Business School Guest Lecturer (Corporate Control Forum 2011); Australian Institute of Company Directors Course facilitator; University of Western Australia Law School Guest lecturer; Australian Institute of Company Directors Member.

Lawyer Rankings

Australia > Energy (transactions and regulatory)

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.