Australia: Three lawyers from Sparke Helmore named in Australasian Lawyer's Fifty Rising Stars
Last Updated: 25 August 2014

Sparke Helmore Lawyers is delighted to announce that lawyers Nick Swan, Janelle Watts and Luke Russell have been named as three of Australasian Lawyer's Fifty Rising Stars.

The list profiles 50 lawyers under the age of 30 whose talent, community contributions and innovation are being noticed in the Australian legal market.

Nick was recognised as one of Australia's emerging litigation and dispute resolution practitioners. He was noted for having instructed senior counsel in Full Federal Court appeals, for his role as a tutor and examiner at the ANU College of Law and for appearing as advocate in the Administrative Appeals Tribunal, Federal Circuit Court and Federal Court.

Janelle was listed in the M&A category as a lawyer who has played an "integral role in the corporate group's key transactions and initiatives," including the investment by Inflexion Private Equity into CMO Global and several transactions for Anacacia private equity and Macquarie Capital. Janelle was also praised for her part in helping build the firm's warranty and indemnity transaction insurance practice.

Luke was described as an "up-and-coming insurance lawyer" who has "already tackled a wide range of litigation matters." He was particularly acknowledged for his work in assisting a prominent church in its appearance before the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.

Congratulations to Nick, Janelle and Luke on a fantastic achievement.

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