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Rumboll returns to BigLaw jungle

Rumboll returns to BigLaw jungle

Handshake, Antony Rumboll

The corporate markets team of a top-tier firm has announced the poaching of a new partner from UBS in Sydney.

Antony Rumboll has been named as a new member of the Baker McKenzie partnership. The Sydney-based partner joins the global firm’s corporate markets team following a decade with UBS, where he worked as a senior investment banking lawyer. The experienced practitioner has previously worked for Herbert Smith Freehills and Bristows LLP in London.  

Commenting on his new role, Mr Rumboll said that working for the top-tier firm gave him access to financial market work in both local and global spheres.

“I look forward to continuing the strong relationships gained during my time at UBS, and to utilise the experience and expertise gained for top-tier investment banks, financial institutions, private equity firms, corporations and government clients,” Mr Rumboll said.

“As the world’s premier cross-border transactional law firm, it really has an unrivalled platform to assist clients across the complete life cycle of their strategies and I’m delighted to be joining the team.”

Mr Rumboll has acted in a number of significant Australian corporate transactions, most notably the takeover of Asciano by Qube, the proposed Tatts/Tabcorp merger, the QR National IPO, Telstra 3 Share Offer, 2010 Shell/Woodside block trade and recent IPOs such as MYOB, Healthscope and Link.

Bakers national managing partner Anthony Foley described the new hire as an “outstanding lawyer”.

“Antony is highly regarded by the investment banking and legal communities,” Mr Foley said.

“He has made a name for himself as a technically excellent practitioner with strong business acumen.”

The firm’s global head of capital markets, Koen Vanhaerents, also welcomed Mr Rumboll to the team: “We are delighted that Antony has chosen to join our corporate group in Sydney, adding additional depth to our leading ECM and M&A team,” he said.

Australian corporate group head Ben McLaughlin added that Mr Rumboll would bring valuable insight and strategic advice for the firm’s clients.

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