Firm Profile > DLA Piper > Melbourne, Australia

DLA Piper
LEVEL 21
140 WILLIAM STREET
MELBOURNE, VIC 3000
Australia

Australia > Data protection Tier 2

DLA Piper advises a variety of corporate clients on data privacy and privacy considerations, including day-to-day compliance advice alongside contentious issues such as regulatory investigations, data breaches, and international risk management. The practice also advises governmental bodies on procurement and legal obligations relating to data. The practice is led by Melbourne-based Tim Lyons, who works with corporate and government clients across the firm's offering, including advice on data breaches, internal private audits, and compliance. Sydney-based Nicholas Boyle advises on front-end data protection and privacy matters, including compliance and business strategy, while Jonathon Ellis handles back-end incident response issues, disclosures, cybersecurity issues.

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Testimonials

If you find yourself in the middle of a data breach the DLA team is who you need to manage the minefield of issues that you will face. They will guide you based on their expertise and extensive experience.’

Tim Lyons is the consummate professional who is always commercial and highly responsive when you need him.

Key clients

Omni Bridgeway Limited

Hannover Life Re of Australasia

Guzman y Gomez

Suncorp Group

Ai Media

Employers Mutual

Thales Australia

Australia > Dispute resolution: arbitration Tier 2

DLA Piper fields ‘a solid and reliable team of trusted advisers’ that is ‘strongly connected to the mining and natural resources industry’. The team is recognised in this section for its work in international commercial arbitration. Gitanjali Bajaj in Sydney co-heads the firm’s international arbitration group for the Asia-Pacific region. Other key figures in the team include Richard Edwards (Perth), Gowri Kangeson (Melbourne), and Liam Prescott (Brisbane); as part of a significant concerted effort, the named trio are representing a contractor in multiple consolidated claims relating to a large LNG project.

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DLA Piper’s arbitration team is first-rate. Particularly in my industry (construction, energy, oil and gas), they have an unrivalled track record and a depth of experience. Well-versed in all types of arbitration, a solid and reliable team and trusted advisers.

Richard Edwards is calm, focused, logical, intelligent.

Australia > Project development Tier 2

With bench strength across Western and Eastern Australia, DLA Piper is active in road and rail, transport, and mining projects nationally and internationally. The firm has notable expertise in cross-border work, advising both domestic developers and foreign investors, and is also increasing its share of innovative collaborative contracting work, a particular focus area for Melbourne-based John Gallagher. The team is overseen by Sydney's Owen Hayford, an infrastructure specialist with expertise in public and private sector developments, alongside Perth's Alex Jones, who focuses on the energy and natural resources sectors, and Brisbane's Stephen Webb, a government-focused advisor involved in high-profile international work across Asia and Oceania. Also in Brisbane, Kate Muller (previously Papailiou) is highly involved in energy and utilities projects for both public and private sector clients.

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Jack Brumpton is a very knowledgeable lawyer, and reliable in terms of quality of his advice and responsiveness. Jack works with the other team members who are all top quality and provide a seamless service across all the aspects of project development and operations, especially for cross-border matters.’

The DLA Project Team was able to bring significant relevant previous experience to the table which added value to the commercial outcomes we achieved. We felt confident at all times they were not learning on the job as the team displayed a depth of knowledge on all the moving parts involved in our transaction and were able to recommend options at various stages which delivered a successful commercial outcome.

The team works as a seamless, cohesive unit that is clearly well led by Rhys Davies. The team has responded to every challenge over the past 12 months with inexhaustible hard work; good humour and expertise. The advice we have received has been timely, commercial, and always correct. We have been dealing with very complex issues that require lateral thinking and creative solutions. The DLA team has always risen to the challenge.

The stand-out Partner is Rhys Davies. Rhys is dynamic; responsive; commercial and a creative thinker. Given the amount of time I have spent with his team, Rhys is also clearly a great leader. No matter how hard we’re working, Rhys and his team are always in good humour and happy to help.

Key clients

SUEZ Recycling and Recovery

Thales Australia

Design & Construction JV

Auckland City Council

Downer EDI Rail

Veolia Water Australia

Australian Football League

Merricks Capital

TTCL Public Company and Sojitz Corporation

Resolute Mining Limited

The Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan – Ministry of Mines and Petroleum

The Government of Timor-Leste

Destination Brisbane Consortium

Atlas Personnel Services

Salt Lake Potash

Kalium Lakes

Leichhardt Industrials

Australia > Capital markets Tier 3

DLA Piper's ECM team has a strong reputation for advising clients in the mining and resources sector, particularly out of the firm's Perth office. Equally impressive is the practice's specialism in handling US tech IPOs and growing expertise in the life sciences sector. David Ryan heads up the team from Sydney, and Scott Gibson and Marc Wilshaw are the names to note in Perth. A recently promoted partner with a burgeoning practice is Kelly Morrison in Brisbane. In a major coup, M&A and ECM practitioners Shane Bilardi and James Stewart joined the Melbourne and Sydney offices respectively from Norton Rose Fulbright in September 2019.

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Saracen Mineral Holdings

Webjet Limited

IMF Bentham Limited

Resolute Mining Limited

Little Green Pharma

Althea Group Holdings Limited

Resolute Mining Limited

Kalium Lakes Limited

HMI Capital, LLC

Nickel Mines Limited

Australia > Competition and trade Tier 3

Sitting within the litigation and regulatory group, DLA Piper’s competition team acts for a client mix of Australian companies and regulatory bodies. The department’s workload showcases its strength in merger control and enforcement proceedings. Simon Uthmeyer serves as head of the practice, which is solely based in Melbourne. Fleur Gibbons displays an unparalleled experience acting for utility sector clients. In mid-2020, the group bolstered its capabilities in enforcement proceedings and consumer class actions through the arrival of litigator John Fogarty from Corrs Chambers Westgarth.

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Perth Airport

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission

CitiPower, Powercor and United Energy

Australian Airports Association

Dalrymple Bay Coal Terminal

Cairns Airport

Gold Coast Airport

Australian Health Services Alliance

Lake Vermont Resources

Zenimax Media

Australia > Construction Tier 3

DLA Piper’s full-service construction practice is geared to handling both front and back-end matters, leveraging the firm’s international footprint to support on cross-border matters. Melbourne-based John Gallagher is a star name for water infrastructure projects and is particularly revered for his specialist knowledge in developing and re-engineering collaborative and relationship contracting models. In Perth, Richard Edwards co-heads the national practice with Gallagher and is notable for his experience with maritime-related construction. The group is also active in respect of energy and resources, commercial, residential, retail and industrial projects. In Sydney, Gitanjali Bajaj is a recommended name for back-end litigation and international arbitration, specifically in relation to oil and gas, infrastructure, building and transport schemes.

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Queensland Airports Limited

Keolis Downer

Roads and Maritime Services (RMS), now merged into Transport for NSW

Veolia Water Australia Pty Ltd

JV comprising Salini Impregilo S.p.A, GS Engineering and Construction, and China Construction Oceania (D&C JV)

Auckland City Council

Salt Lake Potash Limited

Suez Water Pty Ltd

Australian Football League

Merricks Capital

Downer EDI Rail Pty Limited

Thales Australia

Adelaide Airport Limited

InfraBuild Australia Pty Ltd

AustralAsia Railway Corporation

BE Power Solutions Pty Ltd

Ampyr Energy India Pte. Ltd

Sacyr Environment Australia Pty Ltd

Australia > Corporate and M&A Tier 3

DLA Piper has expanded its presence in the Australian M&A market, picking up a number of major corporate and private equity clients during 2019 alongside significantly bolstering its team. The practice advises on a number of public and private M&A transactions, with sector specialisms in resources, technology, and life sciences, as well as a strength in cross-border work. Notable arrivals include Shane Bilardi and James Stewart in the Melbourne office, specialising in M&A and joint ventures, and public company takeovers respectively. Both joined from Norton Rose Fulbright. Sydney-based Grant Koch leads the team and advises on transactions and joint ventures for corporate and private equity sponsor clients. Also in Sydney, David Ryan specialises in public M&A and equity capital markets.

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The team is extremely client-focused and makes a point of being available at all times for any level of issue. This provides great comfort and confidence when critical deadlines approach. The team feels more like an extension of the in house team, rather than a distant external adviser.’

Chris Mitchell is the most available partner I have dealt with at any firm. He brings a commercial approach to all issues and ensures the client gets the best result. He has the ability to distil what is at times complicated client instructions and produce the best result for the client.

In addition to being very knowledgeable and experienced, the DLA Piper team is very well organized, hard-working, flexible, and – above all – always available, even until late at night. This makes the team very reliable, which is extremely valuable when you are acquiring a business in Australia from the other side of the world (particularly in corona-times where travel is not possible).

I appreciate Grant Koch’s efficient and gracious customer service, with a high level of detail and accountability, as demonstrated throughout each phase of the acquisition process. Grant demonstrates a smart, no-nonsense, and pragmatic approach. I also value James McCarthy’s contribution.

Key clients

Airtrunk

Antler Luggage International

Asahi

Aurecon

Basslink

BP

Credible Labs

Danaher

General Electric Company

IMF Bentham

InfoTrack

Intermediate Capital Group

Irvin and Johnson

LyondellBasell Australia

Morningstar

Novo Nordisk

Pacific Equity Partners

Saracen Minerals Holdings

Schréder

Starpharma Holdings

Titan Minerals

The Hut Group

Zip Co

Australia > Dispute resolution: litigation Tier 3

DLA Piper handles high-value commercial disputes across a wide range of sectors, with clients singling out the team’s expertise in the construction, energy, and oil and gas sectors in particular. Clients laud Perth-based Richard Edwards as an expert in construction litigation, who is also 'calm, focused, intelligent'. The department is spearheaded by Perth-based Cameron Maclean and Brisbane-based Liam Prescott. Equally well-versed in litigation and alternative dispute resolution, Gitanjali Bajaj is a key practitioner in Sydney. The team in Melbourne bolstered its competition and consumer litigation offering when commercial litigator John Fogarty arrived from Corrs Chambers Westgarth in the spring of 2020. Former practice head in Sydney Rani John departed to Ashurst in October 2019.

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The team has unique experience working as international counsel in major oil and gas projects. Gitanjali Bajaj offers in-depth knowledge.

DLA Piper’s litigation team is first-rate. Particularly in my industry (construction, energy, oil and gas), they have a good track record and a depth of experience. One of the strongest practices in Western Australia and closely connected to the mining and resources industry. Well versed in all types of litigation, a solid and reliable team, and trusted adviser.

Richard Edwards is calm, focused, intelligent. A steady hand, a practitioner who has seen it all and never loses his cool.

Liam Prescott is experienced, clever, and will always identify a solution that nobody else has managed to think of. Truly adds value and is an effective leader.

Key clients

Suez Water Pty

Domino’s Pizza Enterprises

Perth Airport

Medtronic Inc.

Securities and Exchange Board of India

Australia > Energy (transactions and regulatory) Tier 3

DLA Piper's team operates as part of a globally integrated practice, and regularly advises on large-scale cross-border transactions, regulatory issues, and projects with multijurisdictional elements, and has a growing focus on the renewable energy sector. Clients include international and domestic energy companies alongside governmental bodies, in both Australia and abroad. As such, matters regularly feature inbound and outbound investment, with complex jurisdictional and regulatory elements. Perth's Alex Jones oversees the global energy team, while Brisbane's Stephen Webb takes the lead on the firm's strategic advice to governments on energy and infrastructure projects. In Melbourne, Fleur Gibbons specialises in competition law and economic regulations relating to energy, gas, and network industries. Kate Muller (neé Papailiou) specialises in financing energy and utilities projects across Australia, acting for public and private sector clients.

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Alinta Energy Developments

Altura Group

Ampyr Australia

APA Group

Australian Renewable Energy Agency

Basslink

CitiPower and Powercor Australia

Evoenergy

H.R.L. Morrison & Co

Infigen Energy

Innogy SE

Kalium Lakes

Kufpec Australia

MEC Resources

MEC Resources

Merricks Capital

Mirvac Energy

Mitsui

Murphy Oil Company

Pacific Energy

POSCO Australia

Resolute Mining

SUEZ Water

Sunset Power International

Delta Electricity

The Government of the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste

Trina Solar Investment

TTCL Public Company and Sojitz Corporation

United Energy

Vena Energy Services

Australia > Financial services regulatory Tier 3

The FSR practice at DLA Piper is known for its work in the general insurance space, but also for its advice to providers of other risk products, financial products, and payment systems. In particular, the department assists with licensing requirements and legislative compliance, especially for global electronic payment providers with an Australian market. Brisbane-based practice head Samantha O’Brien works with a number of major insurers and brokers, and covers the range of advisory work through to responding to investigations. Other key lawyers in Brisbane include Sophie Devitt, an insurance sector specialist, and Natalie Caton, whose practice focuses on corporate reputation and risk management.

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ARAG Australia

Suncorp Australia

Vspry Australia Pty Ltd

Reinventure Group

ANZ

Assembly Payments

International Insurance Company

Australia > Insurance Tier 3

The multi-disciplinary insurance group at DLA Piper is a popular choice among clients seeking assistance with contentious and non-contentious issues relating to warranty and indemnity insurance, financial lines claims, regulatory matters, cyber risks, and digital disruption. The team is also renowned for its representation of both policyholders and insurers. In light of the recent Covid-19 crisis, the practice is also very active in assisting clients with issues such as disease exclusion clauses, consumer credit coverage, and rent default coverage. Samantha O’Brien leads the practice out of Brisbane and acts for insurers, intermediaries, and financial institutions.

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Arag Australia

Suncorp

Community Broker Network

Hannover Life Re of Australasia

Insurance Australia Group

Australia > Intellectual property Tier 3

The IP and technology group at DLA Piper has an impressive track record of assisting large international brands with their entry into the Australian market and with the further commercialisation of their IP. Headed up by Melinda Upton in Sydney, the team handled a number of strategic portfolio matters for Fitbit; it also advised clients including SmileDirectClub and Planet Fitness on the establishment of Australia-based operations. In the contentious space, the team has shown its strength in complex patent litigation involving life sciences, pharmaceuticals, and medical devices. Nicholas Tyacke and Melbourne-based Robynne Sanders are names to note in this space. Greg Bodulovic in Sydney made partner in May 2020. Senior associate Jessie Buchan is also noted.

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Key clients

Fitbit Inc

Planet Fitness

SmileDirectClub, LLC

Entertainment One

Blue Diamond Growers

Asahi / Four Pillars

Guzman y Gomez

Irvin and Johnson Holding Company (Pty)

Byrnecut Group

Pfizer

Neurim Pharmaceuticals (1991)

ResMed

Boss Fire Pty

Horticulture Innovation Australia

Discovery Inc

Flowr Canada Holdings ULC

Australia > Labour and employment Tier 3

Integrated into the firm's global network, the employment department at DLA Piper attracts a number of high-profile multinational clients for advice on Australian operations, as well as drawing a large proportion of work from local connections. The team is distinguished by its strengths in the life sciences, consumer goods, food, retail, and financial services sectors. Sydney-based team head Nicholas Turner's expertise includes restrictive covenants and advising multinational clients moving into or expanding within Australia. Among other key lawyers, Rick Catanzariti in Melbourne maintains strong client relationships in the manufacturing, retail, transport, and government sectors, while Perth-based Leanne Nickels is a specialist in industrial relations strategies in relation to mining and resources projects.

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The advice provided by DLA Piper’s Perth labour and employment team is always pragmatic, business-focused and delivered in a cost-effective manner.

DLA Piper’s labour and employment practice, and its partner Leanne Nickels, provide excellent technical advice which is attuned to the specifics of our business. We know that we can always rely on Leanne and her team to deliver what we need in a timely manner, and at a sensible cost. Leanne is also personable and approachable, and exhibits a genuine regard for her client relationships.’

Key clients

Hilton

Adobe

Westpac Banking Corporation

SmileDirectClub

Globus Medical

AirServices Australia

Gold Road Resources

Ora Banda Mining

Wellard Limited

One Tree Community Services Inc

Peakzone Pty Ltd trading as Peak Industrial Electrical (Part of the Everett-Smith Group)

AirTrunk

Zara

Cox Automotive

Australia > Natural resources (transactions and regulatory) Tier 3

DLA Piper acts as part of an integrated global resources team, advising on a combination of domestic and cross-border transactions, investments, and projects-related issues in the mining, metals, and minerals sectors. Clients include Australian and international minerals companies and financial investors. Alex Jones leads the Perth-based team and co-chairs the firm's global natural resources practice, specialising in mine acquisitions and overseas projects. Michael Bowen is active in corporate M&A and private equity transactions in the mining sector, while Scott Gibson has notable equity capital markets expertise, regularly advising companies on capital raisings.

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Resolute Mining

Kalium Lakes

Saracen Mineral Holdings

MOD Resources

Salt Lake Potash

Myanmar Metals

Leichhardt Industrials

Atlas Engineering

Titan Minerals

Kombi Mining Pty Limited and Bentley Resources

Nickel Mines

Jellinbah Group

Nord Gold S.E

Pensana Metals

EMR Golden Grove Holdings

Washington H Soul Pattinson and Company

RSM Australia Partners

Black Range Mining

Austral Resources Australia

Paringa Resources

Avenira

Auctus Resources

Kestrel Coal Resources

Australia > Project finance Tier 3

DLA Piper advises lender and borrower clients, including financial institutions, banks, investment funds, and developers, on financing matters in Australia and across the Asia Pacific. Projects include energy, infrastructure, and transport matters, with a growing focus on the renewable energy sector in particular. Sydney-based Alex Regan is a key name in the team, offering significant international expertise to a client base that includes major private equity and asset managers, advising on a diverse range of sector-critical project financings. Kate Muller (neé Papailiou) focuses on energy and resources projects in Australia and Asia, advising investors, lenders, and developers.

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TTCL Public Company and Sojitz Corporation

SUEZ Recycling and Recovery

Manuka Resources

Transport for NSW

Vena Energy

Sacyr Environment Australia

Asian Development Bank (ADB) and Ministry of Healthcare of the Government of Kazakhstan (MHSD)

Castalia Limited and Government of the Solomon Islands

Essential Energy

Pramerica Investment Management

Paringa Resources

Excel RE Holdings Pty Ltd as trustee of the Excel RE

Kalium Lakes

Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA)

Australia > Tax Tier 3

DLA Piper has a standout reputation for providing tax advice to all of the major W&I insurers in Australia, both for underwriting and dispute resolution. Often in collaboration with partners in international offices of the firm, the team also advises on cross-border tax-related issues across the Asia-Pacific region. In a significant bolstering of the practice's strength in the cross-border space, tax controversy specialist Paul McNab joined from PwC in May 2020, bringing US clients and strong work in the TMT sector. Practice head Jock McCormack operates out of Sydney, and the name to note in Melbourne is James Newnham.

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Very responsive. Pleasant to work with. Strong in explaining complex issues comprehensively and strong international tax presence.’

Key clients

Government of the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste

Credible Labs

Jindal Steel and Power

Pengana Capital Group

Equillium Inc

Namoi Cotton Limited

Midnight Integrated Financial Inc

Fortive Corporation

Investa Commercial Property Fund

Dropbox

Australia > White-collar crime Tier 3

DLA Piper fields a bench of lawyers who handle a wide range of work in the white-collar crime space. Brisbane-based practice head Natalie Caton regularly advises multinational clients across industries such as energy and mining, financial services, agriculture, food and drink, health, gaming, and infrastructure. Made up to partner in May 2020, Jonathon Ellis in Sydney has experience advising clients in the technology, financial services, defence, and aerospace sectors. In other team news, investigations expert Rani John departed for Ashurst in November 2019.

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Australia > Banking and finance Tier 4

The banking and finance team at DLA Piper splits its time between acting on corporate transactions for borrowers and domestic lenders in Australia, and advising corporates and investors and investment banks (both domestic and international). Practice head Onno Bakker's practice spans syndicated lending, leveraged acquisition finance, and general banking; he also heads up the wider finance, projects, and restructuring practice. Another key name in the team is Martin Jamieson, who leads the firm's Australian investment funds practice.

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Excellent understanding of our financial and legal requirements, coupled with a long-standing relationship. DLA Piper has been able to work well remotely to respond/comply with our requests in a timely fashion, including liaising directly with financiers, other law firms, and all related parties.

The DLA team has been very proactive in assisting us with our refinancing engagements. They have a good understanding of the USPP market as well as the domestic markets and identified the issues early.

‘The DLA partners and staff are very knowledgeable and are quickly able to understand complex scenarios. The engagements have been completed to a high standard with minimal fuss.

High level of responsiveness and expertise.

Key clients

Australian Fresh Milk Holdings Pty Ltd

Manuka Resources Limited

Gold Valley Holding

Washington H Soul Pattinson and Company Limited

Sprott Private Resource Lending (Collector), LP

Hotel Property Investments Ltd

Suncorp Group Limited

Ares Management Corporation

Pengana Capital Group

HSBC Bank Australia

Australia and New Zealand Banking

Westpac Banking Corporation

Bank of Queensland

Siemens Bank GmbH

Aareal Bank GmbH

Coperatieve Raffaisen Boerenlenbank (Rabo)

Australia > Dispute resolution: class actions Tier 4

DLA Piper has been consistently involved in bushfire class action proceedings – the team most recently racked up a win in a case relating to the Parkerville bushfires. Other areas of expertise include consumer, investor, and mass tort class actions. Kieran O’Brien leads the group and specialises in product liability claims. John Fogarty joined from Corrs Chambers Westgarth in mid-2020, thereby broadening the team’s offering in consumer law and product safety-related litigation. All named practitioners are based in Melbourne.

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Domino’s Pizza Enterprises

Australia > IT and telecoms Tier 4

DLA Piper advises a range of emerging and established tech-focused companies, including e-commerce, fintech, government, and IT clients. Matters include software development and licensing, IT implementation projects,  hardware acquisition, and services agreements. The team also increasingly acts for financial services and insurance clients on regulatory landscape issues. The team is led by Tim Lyons in Melbourne, who regularly advises on outsourcing and procurement agreements between companies and government bodies. Highly-rated young partner Nicholas Boyle focuses on digital transformation, IT systems implementations, and contentious regulatory issues.

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‘The team has taken a leading role in drafting IT contracts for government organisations, and many of their contracts have been adopted as templates within government agencies. They are used by our organization for complex or labour-intensive contracts, including contracts for “as a service” hosted/cloud services.’

Our organisation works predominantly with Tim Lyons and Sarah Dolan, who have each demonstrated a high level of expertise. They have demonstrated experience in relation to government IT services.’

DLA Piper has been successful in responding to a number of Invitations to supply legal services for high profile/strategic government ICT Projects.’

DLA Piper’s team, experience and value for money, combined with their detailed understanding of the state’s requirements and positioning on strategic projects has provided them with a market edge.

Tim Lyons (Partner) and Sarah Dolan (Senior Associate) have deep experience with complex ICT matters, supporting many key government clients.

They are a leading practice in the area of outsourcing/offshoring and are trusted advisers that we have worked with for a number of years now. Nick Boyle has a great depth of experience in BPO work and his team always delivers timely, pragmatic advice. They are commercially-minded and focus on the issues that matter. The DLA team takes the time to understand our organisation‘s strategic objectives and risk appetite in order to provide advice that is relevant and fit for purpose.’

Nick Boyle is an extremely talented transactional lawyer and his BPO industry expertise is a particularly valuable asset in complex and challenging deals. What really sets him apart is his ability to critically assess the operational aspects of a deal to deliver innovative solutions to difficult problems. He also has exceptional drafting and negotiation skills. Nick has worked hard to develop a deep understanding of our company.’

If you want an expert in ICT matters, who is approachable, available and commercial, then Tim Lyons and his team are the who you need.

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Westpac Banking Corporation

10x Future Technologies

Insurance Australia Group

Super Retail Group

Court Services Victoria

Victorian Department of Transport (Roads)

Victoria Police

Capstone Logistics, LLC

Schréder Group

CenITex

Corum Group

Royal Woman’s Hospital (Victoria)

Aurecon Group

Hannover Life Re of Australasia Ltd

Australia > Real estate Tier 4

DLA Piper is adept at the full gamut of real estate work including sales, acquisitions, leasing, and large-scale developments. Among the key contacts are Sydney-based Les Koltai and Arthur Chong who operates from Melbourne. Former practice head Tim Mathers departed to Ashurst.

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Australia > Restructuring and insolvency Tier 4

DLA Piper has a strong track record advising clients in the financial services, energy, resources and mining, retail, property, and tech sectors. In particular, the practice has continued to grow its client base in the energy, mining and resource, and real estate sectors. The Sydney-based mid-market insolvency specialist Amelia Kelly heads up the restructuring and insolvency team, with support from Onno Bakker, the head of finance, projects, and restructuring. In team news, former team co-head Kon Tsiakis departed for Dentons in February 2020.

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Amelia Kelly is an excellent strategic thinker and totally committed to getting the best result for her client. She is also good on legal analysis.

Key clients

KordaMentha (Receivers of Millennium Minerals Limited) (Receivers and Managers appointed) (subject to Deed of Company Arrangement)

IMC Resources Gold Holdings Pte Ltd (Singapore registration number 201115162Z) as security trustee for the Millennium Minerals Limited Security Trust

Atlas Advisors Australia Pty Ltd

Aquilini Investment Group

Bank of Queensland

Curtin University

Westpac Banking Corporation

HSBC Australia Limited

Ferrier Hodgson

QBE

Atlantic Limited

AssetInsure

Deloitte

Global Co-Chairs: Frank W. Ryan and Andrew DarwinCo-Chief Executive Officers: Simon Levine and Frank W. RyanLanguages: The firm speaks over 60 languagesOffices: Lawyers located in more than 60 countries throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific.

Please see https://www.dlapiper.com for further information about the firm.

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