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JWS adds corporate special counsel from Baker McKenzie

National law firm Johnson Winter Slattery has made another senior appointment, hiring a special counsel to help deepen the firm’s corporate advisory, M&A, ECM and PE expertise.

user iconJerome Doraisamy 12 April 2024 Big Law
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Isaac Evans (pictured) has joined JWS from Baker McKenzie, bringing more than 14 years of experience in public and private mergers and acquisitions, equity capital markets, private equity, and reconstructions, as well as his focus on corporate and board advisory work, including corporate governance, directors’ duties, securities law and regulatory compliance.

Evans will be based in the firm’s Brisbane office.


He will work, JWS noted in a statement, with the firm’s corporate and energy and resources team in Brisbane, as well as with its national corporate team and board advisory and governance group.

The news follows a string of senior appointments by the BigLaw firm, including an environment and planning special counsel from Corrs earlier this month, a special counsel for its energy and resources team in March, and an IP special counsel, also from Corrs, as a new partner in October.

Speaking about the hire, JWS corporate and finance practice group head Paul Vinci said: “Isaac will add further depth to our busy corporate/M&A team in Brisbane, which continues to advise on prominent transactions across a number of industry sectors.

“Isaac is held in high regard by his clients and peers, and his skills and experience are complementary to our existing offering. We are delighted to welcome Isaac to the firm.”

Evans added: “I am enthusiastic about joining JWS as a dynamic and prominent Australian firm and look forward to working with the high-calibre team of lawyers, particularly in the board advisory and governance space.”