Gadens Lawyers has hired a former Middletons expert to its corporate team in Sydney.
The firm attributes high levels of corporate activity to the hire, which coincides with the appointment of a lawyers from boutique firm O'Hallorans Corporate Lawyers.
Niva Yoganathan, has moved to Sydney from Melbourne where she was a solicitor at Middletons. She has particular experience in advising on equity capital markets transactions and corporate structuring.
Matthew Pieterse has also joined Gadens Lawyers from boutique firm O'Hallorans Corporate Lawyers and will be working in the capital markets and corporate advisory space.
Charles Cowper, head of the Gadens' corporate group, said: "We are fortunate to have Niva and Matthew join Gadens Corporate at a time when we are experiencing solid demand for our services across a range of offerings.
"Our equity capital markets team is particularly busy with IPOs and secondary offerings in the resources space and we hold a number of M&A buy side instructions. It is pleasing that we have returned to pre GFC levels of activity and see no reason why that might not continue into the foreseeable future."