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Real estate partner switches global firms

Real estate partner switches global firms

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An international firm has appointed former Norton Rose Fulbright partner Arthur Chong to its Melbourne office.

Mr Chong joined DLA Piper this month after 16 years at NRF.

He is a dual-qualified lawyer in Malaysia and Australia with experience in property development projects.

He has previously advised south-east Asian clients, including inbound property investors and developers into Australia, as well as major Australian and Asian corporations seeking to invest in the Asia-Pacific region and the UK market.

DLA Piper managing partner in Australia, John Weber, said Mr Chong’s expertise was “ a perfect fit” for the firm.

Commenting on his appointment, Mr Chong said:  "DLA Piper's totally integrated real estate practice across Australia, Asia, Europe and the US will bring significant value and expertise to many of our global real estate clients."

NRF lost a partner to Maddocks in December last year but also recently recruited two senior lawyers to its Brisbane and Sydney offices.

 

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