Con Boulougouris (pictured), the former head of M&A in Australia at NRF, has joined Minter Ellison’s Sydney office.
Minter Ellison has also appointed former NRF partner Wissam Abwi, as well as a team of five NRF lawyers.
Mr Boulougouris specialises in M&A transactions and strategic joint ventures, representing Australian and foreign corporates in outbound and inbound investments.
He has experience in agribusiness, gaming, leisure, engineering and construction sectors.
Mr Abwi specialises in M&A transactions, capital partnerships and joint ventures in the real estate sector.
John Steven, the head of Minter Ellison's M&A division, said the two new partners are “exceptional lawyers who have built outstanding M&A practices in industry sectors”.
"They are heavy-hitters and highly regarded amongst major industry players for their pragmatism, commercial insight and assured handling of complex mandates," he said.
“With their long-standing relationships with blue-chip corporates, Con and Wissam will be great assets to our domestic and regional M&A team and platform.”
NRF has seen a few partner movements lately. Tax lawyer Ellen Thomas left Baker & McKenzie to join Norton Rose Fulbright's Sydney office in this month.
In October Damien Butler left NRF to join Colin Biggers & Paisley's restructuring and insolvency team in its Brisbane office.