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Landers nabs commercial partner

Landers nabs commercial partner

Lander & Rogers has nabbed a partner from Swaab Attorneys.

Tean Kerr (pictured) has been appointed as a commercial disputes partner in the firm’s Sydney office.

Kerr is an experienced commercial litigation and insolvency lawyer who advises on all aspects of commercial disputes, insolvency and corporate recovery and restructuring.

He also has extensive experience acting and advising in relation to director and officer liability and regulatory matters (including high-profile investigations and prosecutions brought by ASIC), as well as director and shareholder disputes.

Kerr originally qualified as a barrister and solicitor in Canada in 1998. He relocated to Australia and joined Henry Davis York as a senior associate in 2005, before moving to Swaab in 2007 and being appointed partner there in 2012.

Kerr said that while he wasn't specifically looking to move firms, Landers’ partnership and its firm-wide support for cross referrals provided a great opportunity for him.

"I was attracted by Lander & Rogers' collaborative and supportive working environment and I see the firm as a tremendous fit in terms of personalities, culture and opportunities."

Kerr is the third partner appointed by Landers so far this financial year, with the firm having made two promotions to partner as part of its 1 July round of promotions.

At that time Rebecca Mulae was promoted to partner in the insurance law & litigation group, with Lee Wolveridge promoted to partner in the property, projects & infrastructure group.

The firm also made two promotions to special counsel and five to senior associate at the start of the financial year.

Eight of the firm’s nine start-of-financial-year promotions were women.

Chief executive partner Andrew Willder commented at the time: “The firm continues to experience strong growth in work flow from both new and established clients, and we anticipate that this demand will continue.

“These promotions support the firm's growth, while also providing opportunities for our people. They reflect the hard work and calibre of our lawyers in their respective fields.”

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