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PwC picks up six partners

PwC picks up six partners

Big four accounting firm PwC has announced the appointment of six new partners to its legal practice, increasing its total partner count by 50 per cent.

Tony Holland, Paul Saward and Andrew Farr joined PwC’s Melbourne office in August, while Mark Pistilli, Danny Simmons and Joni Henry have just commenced working in the Sydney office.

Mr Holland, who joined from Gilbert + Tobin, is a senior banking and finance lawyer with experience across project finance in the infrastructure, resources and energy sectors.

Mr Saward, who joined from Herbert Smith Freehills, is a banking and finance lawyer who has an established reputation in the Australian market in the areas of property finance, structured asset finance, project finance and large scale corporate lending for major banks and other institutional clients.

Mr Farr, who joined from Lander & Rogers, is widely recognised as a leading employment and workplace relations lawyer, with experience across a broad range of industries.

Mr Pistilli and Mr Simmons join from boutique firm Pistilli Simmons which they established earlier this year.

They are both senior corporate lawyers with experience in complex M&A and boardroom advisory.

Ms Henry, who was formerly a partner at Pistilli Simmons, is a highly regarded corporate lawyer with an established reputation in the Australian market in the areas of corporate M&A, corporate advisory, ultra high net worth advisory and major resources and infrastructure projects.

“We’re delighted to welcome six more partners as we continue to work with clients on pursuing new opportunities and helping them solve their most complex problems,” PwC legal services leader Tony O’Malley said.

Mr O’Malley said the legal practice has been growing quickly over two years and is on track to meet its five year targets.

“We set ourselves the goal of building a premium legal practice in areas that strongly complement our broader deals, tax and consulting offerings and that goal has quickly become a reality,” Mr O’Malley said.

“Today’s announcement brings our team to 18 partners and more than 70 lawyers working primarily across corporate advisory; regulatory, projects and finance, and employment and workplace relations.”

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