McCullough Robertson adds depth to growth industries in Government, Renewables and ESG, with key lateral partner hire in Brisbane, appointment of a new partner in annual promotions and development of ESG diversified business.

Today we are pleased to announce the appointment of two new partners in our latest round of promotions:

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Michael Lucey – Litigation and Dispute Resolution Andrew Bukowski – Corporate Advisory

Mr Lucey joins McCullough Robertson from well regarded national firm Clayton Utz and adds further depth to its Government practice. Mr Lucey joins Government partners Dominic McGann, Peter Stokes, Michael Moy, Lydia Daly, James Arklay, Troy Webb, Matt Bradbury, Michael Rochester, Stuart McNaughton and Sarah Hausler in Brisbane, and Scarlet Reid, Amber Sharp, Jason Munstermann, Evan Economo and Matt McMillan in Sydney, with his appointment building on McCullough Robertson's depth of expertise and experience in delivering for Government clients at all levels.

Michael has over a decade of high-end experience across all aspects of public and administrative law litigation at all levels of government and is a trusted adviser to a range of Commonwealth, State and Local government departments and government owned entities.

Mr Bukowski is a corporate lawyer in the traditional mining and resources space, and has been integral in building the firm's practice in renewables and other new and emerging energy markets as well as critical minerals. His practice includes large and complex M&A transactions and areas of specialisation relevant to this area including increasingly complex foreign investment rules that are key to any international corporate investment into Australian based Resources and Renewable projects. Andrew is based in the Brisbane office, and joined the firm in 2013 as a graduate.

Mr Bukowski's appointment bolsters the firm's focus in the Renewables space, and is complimented by the recent return of Louise Horrocks to the firm from a leave of absence to lead McR ESG, a diversified business providing legal and non-legal advisory services. Recognising the growing importance of ESG for clients, McR ESG provides strategic advice and practical implementation support and solutions to help clients comprehensively shape their response to, and create value from, evolving ESG pressures and opportunities.

Reece Walker, McCullough Robertson Chair of Partners added:

"I am delighted to welcome Michael and Andrew to the partnership, and to see Louise's return and the establishment of McR ESG. Adapting to ever-changing market needs and aligning our focus to strengthen the support we provide to our clients is fundamental to our business."

"McCullough Robertson is committed to building on the successes we have achieved for our clients and our people, since our establishment in 1926. I look forward to working closely with Michael, Andrew and Louise, as we adapt to meet new world challenges and head towards our 100th year and beyond".

In addition to the partner promotions, the following appointments also recognise the depth and breadth of talent across McCullough Robertson's geographies:

Special Counsel

Senior Associate

  • Emile McPhee – Finance (Brisbane)
  • James Lynagh – Insurance and Corporate Risk (Brisbane)
  • Meg Morgan – Corporate (Brisbane)
  • Naomi Omundson – Corporate (Brisbane)
  • Nathan Roberts – Employment Relations and Safety (Sydney)
  • Tom Reaburn – Employment Relations and Safety (Brisbane)
  • Ben Turnbull – Project Approvals (Brisbane)
  • Celia Luki – Construction and Infrastructure (Sydney)
  • Matthew Stewart – Corporate (Brisbane)
  • Melissa Simpson – Tax (Brisbane)
  • Michael Horrocks – Corporate (Brisbane)

"These appointments demonstrate the strong pipeline of talent, future partners and leaders of the firm. They have succeeded in an environment of 'Real work, Real opportunities, Sooner' and have taken advantage of opportunities to challenge themselves, and learn and grow every day. They are already contributing to our business and their future, bringing fresh ideas and diverse perspectives, and I am excited to see their careers develop."

The new partners, special counsel and senior associate appointments are effective 1 July 2022.