Dentons adds construction partner in Brisbane

Global law firm Dentons has bolstered its national construction practice with the addition of a new partner in Queensland.

user iconJerome Doraisamy 08 July 2022 Big Law
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Michael Stretton has been added to the partnership at Dentons, bringing his experience advising blue-chip building and construction clients and government regulators across all aspects of a transaction.

He is also experienced, the firm said in a statement, in insolvency, acting for litigators, administrators and trustees in the federal and state supreme courts, as well as acting for the Queensland Building and Construction Commission in bankruptcy and winding-up proceedings.

Dentons Australia region chair and Australasian chief executive Doug Stipanicev said that the growth of the firm’s Brisbane office over the course of the past 18 months “has been nothing short of extraordinary”.

The appointment of Mr Stretton continues the expansion of that office, with the recent partner appointments of Lyndal Draper, Caroline Snow, Claire Petersen, Craig Chapman and Cara Richardson.

“With the significant infrastructure and development pipeline required to meet the needs of a modern Olympic Games, Michael’s experience with, and understanding of, Queensland’s legislative and regulatory regimes will assist clients to navigate their projects efficiently and effectively,” concluded Mr Stipanicev.

Speaking on his appointment, Mr Stretton said: “I’m thrilled to be joining Dentons’ construction practice and the Brisbane office to help drive the firm’s growth.

“Being able to connect my clients to the global resources and talent within Dentons, the world’s largest law firm, provides a tremendous opportunity.”

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