Corrs adds 2 to partnership
Corrs Chambers Westgarth has appointed two additional partners as the firm looks to “enhance investigations and white collar defence capabilities”.
Craig Phillips and Abigail Gill have joined the partnership of Corrs and will be based in the firm’s Melbourne office.
Mr Phillips brings to the firm 30 years’ experience in acting on litigation matters in Australia and the Asia-Pacific. These matters have included competition and trade practices matters, arbitrations and disputes involving significant environmental and resources projects. Craig has also conducted the defence of proceedings and investigations involving regulators such as ASIC and the ACCC, according to a statement from Corrs.
Meanwhile, Ms Gill, who was formerly a senior member of BHP’s ethics and compliance team, brings experience in acting in some of Australia’s largest corporate investigations. Her work has seen her develop strategic responses to regulators, help senior executives prepare for inquiries and draft law reform submissions on related issues, including on bribery and corruption and whistleblower laws across multiple jurisdictions, Corrs noted.
“Craig and Abby bring great experience to the firm which further enhances our commercial litigation practice, particularly in the areas of investigations and inquiries,” said Corrs CEO Gavin MacLaren said.
“There is increasing demand for high-quality legal and strategic advice in this area and those who have had significant hands-on experience are able to deliver real value for clients.”
Corrs head of commercial litigation Mark Wilks offered a similar sentiment.
“At a time when the market is moving into a post-FSRC regulatory environment, Abby and Craig add depth to our team’s capability in responding to white collar investigations and regulatory action,” he noted.