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Clifford Chance strengthens Australian Financial Investor and M&A follow with 4 new companions


Leading worldwide legislation agency Clifford Chance is additional increasing its Australian transactional follow with the hiring of companions David Clee and Elizabeth Hill and the promotion of Jacob Kahwaji and Reuben van Werkum to associate in its main, world company and M&A follow.

David and Elizabeth, who be a part of the workplace at this time, bolster the agency’s private and non-private M&A, IPO and distressed M&A capabilities and construct on its place because the pre-eminent company advisor to main worldwide and Australian monetary buyers and corporates.

With respect to the hires of David and Elizabeth, co-head of the Asia Pacific Corporate follow Andrew Crook stated, “The Australian M&A environment is home to increasingly sophisticated financial investors requiring top-tier legal advisors who understand the complex regulatory framework and have proven deal experience. David and Elizabeth collectively offer our clients impressive experience, including advising on public, private and distressed M&A transactions of the highest commercial importance. Both are fantastic additions as we strengthen our existing capabilities and continue expanding our Australian practice in key areas of importance to our clients.”

Speaking to the promotion of Jacob and Reuben he added, “Jacob and Reuben’s promotion to partner further strengthens our offering across the private equity and private infrastructure sectors and, in combination with both the hiring of David Clee and Elizabeth Hill, and Elizabeth Hundt Russell’s recent arrival, provides us with an outstanding ability to partner with our clients on their most important transactions.”

Australian Managing Partner Richard Gordon added, “Our corporate practice is extremely excited to have such high calibre partners joining the team and bringing wide-ranging experience and complementary skills. David and Elizabeth add yet another dimension in our corporate offering. All our new partners have impressive experience acting on high profile deals, as well as deep regulatory and market understanding that will greatly benefit our domestic and international clients.”

In addition to having intensive private and non-private M&A experience, David is a famend advisor on distressed M&A transactions that may, together with Australian companions Mark Currell and Mark Gillgren, supply market main recommendation for purchasers.

Along along with her intensive M&A experience, Elizabeth brings experience in expertise targeted enterprise capital and M&A transactions and can work with the agency’s regional and world Technology companions to additional develop functionality on this area.

With the appointment of David and Elizabeth the agency continues to strengthen its main native and regional company follow. They each be a part of from Gilbert + Tobin in Sydney what place they had been companions.
Jacob and Reuben are a part of a world cohort of 29 new internal partner promotions drawn from the entire agency’s market-leading practices and each area.

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