Australia's leading independent law firm, Corrs Chambers Westgarth, today welcomes six new partners to the firm. The team comprises four corporate partners and two banking and finance partners, based in Sydney.
Leading private equity specialists Ricky Casali, Glen Sauer, Chris Allen and Andrew Hewson are joining Corrs' corporate group, with respected financing partners Stewart Robertson and John Mosley joining the firm's banking and finance practice.
Corrs CEO Gavin MacLaren said: "We are delighted to welcome this team of partners to Corrs.
"Ricky, Glen, Chris and Andrew are well known in the private equity market for their strategic thinking, ability to close deals and generate investment opportunities in conjunction with their clients. They work with many of Australia's leading private equity firms and will be a great addition to our corporate team.
"Stewart and John have more than two decades of experience advising private equity clients and large financial institutions on complex financings. They are well regarded for their insights and experience across the full spectrum of financing.
"This team will make a great contribution to the further growth of our private equity and finance practices."
Corrs Head of Corporate Sandy Mak said: "These partners add further strength to our market leading corporate team. With such strong experience in the private equity sector, we are excited about the considerable value they will bring to our clients in this space."
Additional background on corporate partners
Ricky is an experienced corporate lawyer and strategic advisor. He specialises in mergers and acquisitions, with a main focus on advising many leading domestic and international private equity investment houses on buy-out, expansion capital and exit transactions as well as portfolio company bolt-ons, roll-ups and co-investments. His experience also includes acquisitions and disposals of infrastructure assets.
Glen advises Australian and international private equity, venture capital, special situations and alternative investment funds on their key investments and divestments across a wide range of industry and business sectors. He has worked on many cross border transactions, including acquisitions, restructures and divestments.
Chris specialises in mergers and acquisitions and private equity transactions. He regularly advises on general corporate, securities law, governance and foreign investment matters, with particular expertise in the healthcare, media, technology, consumer and education sectors.
Andrew specialises in private mergers and acquisitions, with a focus on advising leading domestic private equity funds on their acquisitions and divestments. His experience also extends to advising family offices and venture capital funds on their investments across a range of industry sectors.
Additional background on banking and finance partners
Stewart is a leading specialist in acquisition, syndicated, corporate and structured corporate finance, advising on some of the largest and most complex acquisitions and corporate financings in the Australian market. He acts for non-bank lenders, senior bank syndicates, mezzanine lenders, underwriters, offshore purchasers and private equity funds on Australian and cross-border acquisitions, leveraged buy-outs and general corporate finance.
John covers a wide range of the financial spectrum, including leveraged finance, acquisition finance, M&A finance, corporate finance, private equity, syndicated and bilateral loans. He has experience representing both borrowers and lenders, and has acted for non-bank lenders, senior bank syndicates, mezzanine lenders, underwriters, domestic and offshore purchasers and private equity funds on Australian and cross-border acquisitions, leveraged buy-outs and general corporate finance.