Jonathan Lawe Davies will become part of the Perth office of Corrs Chambers Westgarth as a special counsel.
Prior to joining the firm, Mr Davies was the director of Clarion IP as well as the managing director of Iperative Pty Ltd, a group that commercialises patent rights.
Mr Davies has also worked in the corporate sector, previously holding the general counsel role at ASX-listed IP company Ipernica Ltd and technology provider Nearmap, as well as a corporate counsel role at Amazon.co.uk.
Mr Davies' expertise lies in commercial transaction and advisory work for start-up technology and IT or IP businesses.
Corrs Chambers Westgarth has made a number of hires in recent months, including environment partner Jillian Button from Minter Ellison, special counsel Felicity Daley from AMP, and litigation partner Simon Johnson from Norton Rose Fulbright.