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Global firm appoints new Australian partner

Global firm appoints new Australian partner

A global law firm has revealed its addition to its Perth office by appointing a new partner in its global disputes practice.

Lucas Wilk has joined Jones Day’s Perth office, bringing with him more than 20 years’ experience as a corporate disputes lawyer.

Mr Wilk specialises on complex commercial litigation and arbitration matters, as well as the resolution of large corporate disputes.

Throughout his career, Mr Wilk has represented in disputes relating to oil and gas dealings, joint ventures, shareholder and board matters, and statutory derivative actions.

He has also assisted clients with respect to insolvency matters, and has advised insolvency practitioners in these matters.

According to a statement from Jones Day, Mr Wilk’s recent wok has involved insolvency workouts and restructurings, primarily on behalf of corporate boards hoping to restructure their companies, and bank or financier enforcements by way of forbearance, receivership, or debt sales. He has successfully resolved numerous large commercial matters on behalf of listed Australian companies, foreign corporations and multinationals.

“The arrival of Lucas illustrates Jones Day's continuing commitment to giving our clients access to top talent that can represent them in both domestic and multinational matters,” said Chris Ahern, partner-in-charge of Jones Day in Australia.

“His presence broadens and diversifies our disputes capabilities and adds considerable strength to our insolvency and restructuring presence in the region. We are very happy he's joining us in Perth.”

Simon Bellas, partner-in-charge of Jones Day’s Perth office, echoed this sentiment, saying Mr Wilk’s arrival comes at a good time.

“Lucas is a very timely, strategic addition to our team, as we expand our presence in Perth and add depth to our capabilities in the global disputes practice, beyond our existing strength in construction and infrastructure,” Mr Bellas said.

“He brings us exceptional experience and a proven track record. We look forward to his insights and contributions as we continue to grow in Western Australia and throughout the region.”

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