Kelly & Co. Lawyers has recruited leading corporate advisory lawyer Jamie Restas as a partner, along with his team. The firm said Restas had developed a solid practice in Adelaide following significant experience in Sydney with Atanaskovic Hartnell. His expertise lies in mergers and acquisitions, capital raising, and advising on the Corporations Act 2001 and ASX listing rules. Samantha Reidy, senior associate, corporate and commercial, has worked closely with Restas advising in areas such as M&A, capital raising and the Corporations Act. Kelly Ey, senior associate, corporate and commercial, also recently joined Kelly & Co. and has extensive experience advising on commercial and contractual issues, documentation for mergers and acquisitions, intellectual property law, trade practices law, corporate governance and directors’ duties. Joe Condina, solicitor, corporate and commercial, is a qualified accountant who made the transition to law in 2003.
Monahan + Rowell has announced the appointment of Mark White as partner, together with lawyers Bridgette Coles and Gessica Giordana. White and his team, formerly of Behan & Speed, will join the firm’s commercial department.
Andrew Watson, the ACTU’s former director of legal and research, last week joined Maurice Blackburn Cashman in Melbourne as general counsel. The firm’s other recent appointments in Sydney include senior associate Carmine Santone, senior associate Anthony Hogno (Newcastle), senior associate Lisa Doust, associate Anthony Whyburn and Gabrielle Sullivan. They all came to the firm with Bob Whyburn following the merger of his practice with Maurice Blackburn Cashman on 1 November.