find the latest legal job
Senior Associate - Litigation & Dispute Resolution
Category: Litigation and Dispute Resolution | Location: Melbourne CBD & Inner Suburbs Melbourne VIC
· Come work for a firm ranked in Lawyers Weekly Top 25 Attraction Firms
View details
Associate - Workplace Relations & Safety
Category: Industrial Relations and Employment Law | Location: Brisbane CBD & Inner Suburbs Brisbane QLD
· Employer of choice · Strong team culture
View details
Freelance Lawyers
Category: Banking and Finance Law | Location: All Perth WA
· Freelance opportunities through Vario from Pinsent Masons
View details
Freelance Lawyers
Category: Other | Location: All Adelaide SA
· • Qualified lawyer with a strong academic background
View details
Freelance Lawyers
Category: Other | Location: All Melbourne VIC
· • Qualified lawyer with a strong academic background
View details
Minters gains international expertise

Minters gains international expertise

MINTER ELLISON Rudd Watts have appointed three new senior lawyers, all with considerable international experience.Tom Fail has joined the firm’s banking and finance team in Auckland. His…

MINTER ELLISON Rudd Watts have appointed three new senior lawyers, all with considerable international experience.

Tom Fail has joined the firm’s banking and finance team in Auckland. His experience includes advising lenders and borrowers on a range of secured and unsecured financing transactions. He has particular expertise in the finance, construction and commercial aspects of major projects and project finance transactions. Fail was previously at Mayne Wetherell in Auckland and in the past has held senior roles with Allen & Overy in London and Singapore.

Insolvency and financial restructuring specialist James Douglas has rejoined the firm after several years in London working for magic circle and top-tier US firms, most recently as a partner at Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP.

Douglas, who has joined the firm’s insolvency and litigation team in Wellington, specialised in litigation, arbitration and mediation of commercial disputes. In the area of insolvency, he has represented key stakeholders in corporate debt restructurings and has acted for officeholders in major insolvencies.

Richard Wells is an intellectual property (IP) expert who has joined the firm’s Auckland IP team. Wells advises on the protection, enforcement and commercialisation of IP rights and on transactional IP matters.

He has managed both global and regional IP portfolios for multinational companies. His has worked as intellectual property counsel at De Beers and as a managing associate in Linklaters’ IP and technology department in London.

Fail, Douglas and Wells are now completing Law Society requirements to become partners.

Like this story? Read more:

QLS condemns actions of disgraced lawyer as ‘stain on the profession’

NSW proposes big justice reforms to target risk of reoffending

The legal budget breakdown 2017

Minters gains international expertise
lawyersweekly logo
Promoted content
Recommended by Spike Native Network
more from lawyers weekly
microphone
Oct 20 2017
Podcast: One of law’s most infamous alumni – in conversation with Julian Morrow
In this episode of The Lawyers Weekly Show, Melissa Coade is joined by The Chaser’s Julian Morrow....
protest
Oct 20 2017
High Court overturns ‘excessive’ anti-protest legislation
Bob Brown’s recent victory in the High Court over the Tasmanian government was a win for fundament...
Blocked
Oct 20 2017
Changes to Australian citizenship laws blocked
Attempts to beef up the requirements to obtain Australian citizenship were thwarted this week, after...
APPOINTMENTS
Allens managing partner Richard Spurio, image courtesy Allens' website
Jun 21 2017
Promo season at Allens
A group of lawyers at Allens have received promotions across its PNG and Australian offices. ...
May 11 2017
Partner exits for in-house role
A Victorian lawyer has left the partnership of a national firm to start a new gig with state governm...
Esteban Gomez
May 11 2017
National firm recruits ‘major asset’
A national law firm has announced it has appointed a new corporate partner who brings over 15 years'...
opinion
Nicole Rich
May 16 2017
Access to justice for young transgender Australians
Reform is looming for the process that young transgender Australians and their families must current...
Geoff Roberson
May 11 2017
The lighter side of the law: when law and comedy collide
On the face of it, there doesn’t seem to be much that is amusing about the law, writes Geoff Rober...
Help
May 10 2017
Advocate’s immunity – without fear or without favour but not both
On 29 March 2017, the High Court handed down its decision in David Kendirjian v Eugene Lepore & ...