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Construction partner joins national leadership team

Construction partner joins national leadership team

A commercial firm has announced the appointment of a new projects and construction partner in its Sydney office.

Stephen Byrne (pictured) has joined the Johnson Winter & Slattery (JWS) projects and construction group as a new partner, after leaving his post as principal of the projects, infrastructure and finance group at Allion Legal.

Mr Byrne previously served as an executive counsel for Herbert Smith Freehills for more than two years, where he advised on projects in Malaysia, Indonesia and Australia. He specialises in urban and regional infrastructure, process plants, and the energy and resources sectors.

A statement released by JWS described its new partner as a “highly regarded construction, energy and infrastructure lawyer”. Throughout his career, Mr Byrne has acted as general counsel for a number of organisations in the infrastructure sector.

JWS managing partner Peter Slattery said the commercial firm’s expanding projects and construction team would benefit from Mr Byrne’s expertise.

“The recruitment of Stephen is consistent with our strategy to develop a national projects and construction capability and deepen our credentials to vie for construction projects and disputes. This is a strong area of focus for the firm,” Mr Slattery said.

JWS recruited employment lawyer Lucienne Mummé from rival firm Thomson Geer in July.

JWS construction partner Stephen Byrne

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