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DLA Piper adds projects partner from Holding Redlich

Global law firm DLA Piper has appointed a partner from fellow BigLaw firm Holding Redlich for its Melbourne-based finance, projects, and restructuring practice.

user iconJerome Doraisamy 15 June 2023 Big Law
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Tony Rutherford (pictured), who was a senior associate at DLA Piper for over five years, has returned to the firm as a partner, having most recently served as a partner at Holding Redlich and Mills Oakley as well as being a principal at Moores and director at PwC.

DLA Piper Australian managing partner Amber Matthews said: “Tony’s deep sector experience and global insight will be invaluable to the firm.

“There’s a strong alignment with Tony’s experience and DLA Piper’s strategy, which includes a focus on the construction, infrastructure and transport sector, as well as renewable energy and energy transition-related work.


“Tony’s appointment provides an opportunity for the firm to bolster our front-end projects and construction capabilities across Australia. Tony’s deep expertise in social infrastructure is particularly relevant given the state and federal governments’ multibillion-dollar commitment to improving housing, healthcare and education facilities and access.

“This level of investment will also require private capital for investment from super funds and private equity houses, and with Tony on board, we will be well placed to support a wide range of industry participants.

“It’s testament to the firm we have such high-calibre candidates returning to the firm. It demonstrates our positive culture and the vitality of a global firm.”

Mr Rutherford added that he is delighted to return to the global firm.

“I’m looking forward to returning to DLA Piper as a partner,” he said.

“They are committed to the construction and infrastructure sector, particularly in the ESG space, and I know firsthand of their dynamic culture and forward-thinking approach to client relationships.”