National law firm Holding Redlich has strengthened its M&A practice in Melbourne with the addition of a new partner and a number of junior staff.
M&A specialist Warren Scott has been appointed as a new partner in the firm’s Melbourne office and joins with senior associate Cassie Taylor, associate Scott Colvin and lawyer Elly Randall.
Mr Scott is an expert in M&A, corporate, commercial, distribution and franchising law. He has advised on many high-profile corporate transactions, including acting for the Back in Motion Group on its sale to Healthia Limited to form Australia and New Zealand’s largest physiotherapy group, as well as for Cox Group on its buyout of NewsCorp from the CarsGuide business and subsequent creation of a new entity to launch AutoTrader as a competitor to CarSales.
Holding Redlich Melbourne managing partner Howard Rapke said Mr Scott’s expertise would boost the firm’s M&A capability at a critical time for corporate transactions in Australia.
“I am very pleased to welcome a lawyer of Warren’s calibre to our national M&A team. Warren’s expertise and impressive track record advising on high-profile global transactions will both complement and enhance our current capabilities,” he said.
“With business conditions improving and international borders now reopening, many organisations will be strategically assessing corporate transactions including M&A in the year ahead. Warren and his team, as part of our national M&A team, are very well placed to assist our clients in this regard.”
Mr Scott said he is pleased to join Holding Redlich and looks forward to offering high-quality strategic advice to the firm’s growing client base.
“Holding Redlich has a great M&A capability and is a firm that strongly aligns with my own values and principles – I’m very happy to be here,” he said.
“My team and I look forward to delivering high-quality advice that supports both transaction processes as well as the broader strategic objectives of our clients.”