Corrs Chambers Westgarth has welcomed Kon Mellos to its partnership in an effort to bolster its offering to institutional investors and further strengthen its corporate practice.
Mr Mellos joins from Herbert Smith Freehills’ Melbourne office, where he founded the global firm’s private equity practice in Australia, according to a statement from Corrs.
Throughout his career, Mr Mellos has gained significant expertise in representing financial institutions in their investment transactions and fundraising activities, while specialising in private equity matters, investment funds, mergers and acquisitions and leveraged buyouts.
“Kon’s appointment helps drive a world-class institutional investment practice, which meets the end-to-end needs of our investment clients,” said Corrs partner and chief executive John Denton AO.
“Kon’s breadth of experience and deep expertise advising superannuation funds, sovereign wealth funds and fund managers on fund formation, M&A and investment transactions across private equity, venture capital, infrastructure, real estate, private debt and other asset classes, fits into our firm’s comprehensive offering for both domestic and international institutional investment clients.
“Our clients will continue to benefit from the expertise provided by the private equity, investment, asset class, regulatory, M&A, tax, superannuation and infrastructure specialists in our corporate team, which is a vital contributor to our reputation as one of the world’s leading independent law firms.”