Following the latest round of departures from Clayton Utz, Maddocks has recruited former senior associate Mathew Stulic to its construction and major projects group.
Earlier this week, Sparke Helmore announced it had snapped up four senior lawyers from Clayton Utz, including partner Michael Palfrey, adding to its government team in Canberra.
Palfrey joined Sparke Helmore, along with consultant James Stellios, associate professor in constitutional law at the Australian National University College of Law.
This week's exodus from Clayton Utz follows Sparke Helmore's 2010 appointment of five government specialists, including partner Richard Morrison, also from Clayton Utz.
Stulic joins Maddocks as a senior associate, bringing more than 10 years of experience advising on the delivery of major construction and public infrastructure projects, including the Epping-to-Chatswood rail link, Chatswood Transport Interchange and the Rail Clearways Plan.
"Mathew has a deep understanding of the Australian construction industry, having worked both with government and major Australian contractors," said Mal Fielding, Maddocks' construction and development practice group head.
As well as Stulic, Maddocks added to its state government group with the appointment of special counsel Scott Mannix from the NSW Government's central financing authority, the NSW Treasury Corporation (TCorp), where he was general manager of legal and strategy.
At TCorp, Mannix was responsible for advising and managing the legal risks for the state's borrowing programs, investment management products and asset financing transactions.