Davies Collison Cave Law (DCC) has expanded into corporate and private client advisory, mergers and acquisitions, tax and property areas with the recruitment of principal lawyer Craig Finlayson and his team.
“We are one of Australia's premier intellectual property and technology law firms but our clients for some time have been increasingly asking us to provide a broader range of services,” said DCC managing principal Chris Jordan.
“Craig and his team’s expertise in the corporate and private client advisory, mergers and acquisitions, tax and property areas will fill a gap in our service offering and allow us to provide many of the services our clients have been asking us to provide for a number of years.”
DCC has also announced 20 promotions, including Carly Mansell who has been promoted to principal.
“Carly's appointment reflects the outstanding service and clear, practical advice Carly provides to our clients as well as her overall significant contribution to the firm over many years,” said DCC managing principal of the firm's trade marks practice, Adam Sears.
“We are very pleased to welcome her as a principal.”
Four have been promoted to senior trade mark counsel — Fioan Symons, Lauren Eade, Sally Foreman and Tony Lolis — and seven have been promoted to senior associate — Tania Uren, Jack Shan, Madeleine Chan, Cheryl Hrvoj, Suzy Roessel, Grant Barry and Ken Simpson.
Meanwhile eight have been promoted to associate — Sally Davis, Dario Buso, Simone Vink, Karl Dittko, Jillian Lim, Andrew Sutherland, Jessica Sapountsis and Kian Hoe Koo.
“We have been very pleased to make these promotions,” said chair of the DCC Group managing committee, Michael Wolnizer.
“They reflect the deep pool of talent which DCC Group has and reinforces our position as one of Australia's leading intellectual property and law firms. These appointments reaffirm our commitment to ensure that progression pathways are available to all.”