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Two finance and projects partners join DLA Piper

Two finance and projects partners join DLA Piper

Simon Huxley

A lawyer from a global firm and another from a major national have moved across to DLA Piper.

Alex Regan from Corrs Chambers Westgarth and Simon Huxley from Allen & Overy will become part of DLA Piper’s finance and projects team.

Mr Regan has experience in private equity and leveraged and acquisition finance, as well as in distressed investing and project finance.

Mr Huxley, meanwhile, has previously advised on mining and resources projects, social and economic infrastructure projects, emission reduction projects and carbon trading, and traditional and renewable power projects.

Mr Regan joined the firm on 18 April, while Mr Huxley is due to start on 9 May.

DLA Piper’s track record in private equity was a major drawcard, according to Mr Regan.

“DLA Piper’s private equity team is now one of the strongest in the Australian market, coming off transactions such as Link, Australia’s largest IPO in 2015,” he said. 

“I am thrilled to have the opportunity to add some further leveraged finance expertise to this top-tier private equity capability.”

Aside from the Link IPO, the projects and finance team at DLA Piper has recently advised on the financing of St George Bank's acquisitions of a hotel and resort portfolio and on the Queens Wharf development in Brisbane.

In the past month, DLA Piper has lost two partners – insurance lawyer Samantha Kelly to Norton Rose Fulbright and litigator Scott Harris to Hogan Lovells.


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