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International rebrands, launches new Sydney team

An international law firm has revealed it has undergone a rebrand, while welcoming a new Sydney-based property and projects team.

user iconEmma Musgrave 28 August 2017 Big Law
HFW Australia

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HFW Australia has rebranded from Holman Fenwick Willan as it looks to bolster its presence throughout the nation.

The makeover has seen the firm take on a new logo and look as part of a “strategic push into new regions, jurisdictions and sectors”.

In addition to the rebrand, the international law firm has announced the apppointment of Thomas Wait as a partner.


Mr Wait has taken a team of three with him from Lander & Rogers, where he worked for over a decade. The team includes senior associate Monique Jennings, and the remaining two unknown at the time this article has gone to print.

Throughout his career, Mr Wait has acted for numerous listed property trusts, developers, direct property investors and national retailers in all areas of commercial property law, according to a statement from HFW Australia.

The firm’s Sydney managing partner Carolyn Chudleigh welcomed the arrival of Mr Wait and his team, saying they will bring significant value to the firm as it looks to further its proposition in the property and projects space.

“We are very excited about Thomas, Monique and the team joining our construction, property and projects group,” said Ms Chudleigh.

“As HFW grows in Australia, we are pleased to attract high-quality senior lawyers with significant domestic and Asia-Pacific experience, such as Richard Abbott who joined the group a year ago.

“Now, with Thomas and Monique in the team, we have additional depth and will be able to further increase our client offering. We focus on client service, providing expert industry knowledge and being creative and collaborative. It is an exciting time for the growth of HFW Australia.”

The firm appears to be targeting additional growth, with the statement noting that “the firm is continuing to invest in the Australia market across its sector-focused markets”.