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DLA Piper adds renewables partner from PwC

Global law firm DLA Piper has appointed a projects and infrastructure partner from big four accounting firm PwC, who will be based in its Melbourne office.

user iconJerome Doraisamy 14 August 2023 Big Law
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Luke Westmore (pictured) has joined DLA Piper, having come over from PwC Legal. Prior to this, he served at K&L Gates.

He is, DLA Piper said in a statement, a front-end project and infrastructure partner who, for the last 15 years, has had an exclusive focus on large-scale renewable energy projects in Australia and internationally.


The news follows the firm’s promotion of 10 lawyers to more senior roles in early July, naming of two new partners in Australia in late April, addition of a projects partner from Holding Redlich in mid-June, and its hire of a new Asia-Pacific head of restructuring in mid-May.

DLA Piper Australia managing partner Amber Matthews said: “Luke brings critical experience in energy and renewables, where we see significant opportunity ahead to support both global and Australian companies as they work towards net zero.

“The investment required by government and companies in renewable energy infrastructure over the next decade and beyond is immense. Luke is a true expert and trusted adviser to clients in this sector.

“Luke’s deep sector experience in renewable energy strongly aligns with our focus on advising clients in the energy transition and across all aspects of the environmental, social and governance (ESG) spectrum, which will only grow in importance.”

Mr Westmore added: “The firm offered a clear strategy on their path forward in the Australian market, which focused on their sector strengths and commitment to ESG, which aligned with my outlook and values.”