BigLaw firm Corrs Chambers Westgarth has hired six new partners, five of whom were partners at MinterEllison, and one who was a senior associate at that firm and has been promoted to the partnership.
The six partners (all pictured) include four corporate lawyers – Ricky Casali, Glen Sauer, Chris Allen and Andrew Hewson – and two banking and finance lawyers – Stewart Robertson and John Mosley.
Mr Hewson was a senior associate at Minters and has been elevated to partner by Corrs, while the other five were partners at that firm.
Between them, the six lawyers served 73 years at MinterEllison, and bring even more years of experience to their new firm.
Corrs chief executive Gavin MacLaren said that the firm is thrilled to welcome the team of six senior professionals.
“Ricky, Glen, Chris and Andrew are well known in the private equity market for their strategic thinking, ability to close deals and generate investment opportunities in conjunction with their clients. They work with many of Australia’s leading private equity firms and will be a great addition to our corporate team,” he said.
“Stewart and John have more than two decades of experience advising private equity clients and large financial institutions on complex financings. They are well regarded for their insights and experience across the full spectrum of financing.
“This team will make a great contribution to the further growth of our private equity and finance practices.”
Corrs head of corporate Sandy Mak added: “These partners add further strength to our market leading corporate team.
“With such strong experience in the private equity sector, we are excited about the considerable value they will bring to our clients in this space.”
The news follows Norton Rose Fulbright elevating 27, MinterEllison promoting 82 to more senior roles, Herbert Smith Freehills promoting 55, Maddocks promoting 47, Wotton + Kearney elevating 34 lawyers as part of their biggest senior promotions round in history, national firm Holding Redlich elevating 45 lawyers across the country, global firms KWM and Allens promoting 63 staff and 24 staff respectively, McCullough Robertson elevating 16 to new positions, Moray & Agnew promoting 25 to new roles, Hall & Wilcox promoting 36 to senior roles, Dentons promoting 14 to new positions, and King & Wood Mallesons adding 10 to the partnership ranks.