The former director and head legal counsel at Macquarie Private Equity Group in New York has joined Henry Davis York (HDY) as a corporate and commercial partner.
Sunil Patel, who worked in Freehills' Sydney corporate group prior to his role at Macquarie in New York, will return to Australia to join HDY on 12 September.
Currently sitting his New York Bar exam, Patel has extensive experience in corporate transactional work. In particular, he has expertise in the private equity and activist investor/hedge fund space, as well as in listed public company equity capital markets and mergers and acquisitions.
"Sunil's expertise will help to consolidate Henry Davis York's position as a leading law firm in the financial services sector," said HDY managing partner Sharon Cook.