Melbourne firm appoints new director

By Naomi Neilson|15 July 2020

A specialist corporate advisory firm based in Melbourne has promoted one of its senior associates to director of the firm, effective immediately.

Melbourne-based firm Clarendon Lawyers has celebrated the promotion of its newest director (partner) David Bryant, who has excelled at the firm since 2018.


Mr Bryant advises clients across a wide range of industries on public and private M&A, capital raising and investments, joint ventures, strategic contracts, general commercial and corporate law and corporate restructuring and has done so in several capacities.

Managing partner Tony Symons said: “Dave has made an outstanding contribution to the firm, people, culture and clients. We are thrilled he has joined our partnership and achieved a well-deserved career milestone, particularly in this environment.”


Prior to joining Clarendon Lawyers, Mr Bryant was a senior legal counsel at the Costa Group, a member of the M&A team at King & Wood Mallesons and previously worked in the corporate division of the Australian Securities and Investments Commission.

The firm said he has a deep understanding of clients’ commercial drivers, risk profiles, challenges and opportunities. His time with the Costa Group has given him insight into the issues that matter to clients and helped hone his commercially minded approach.

Mr Symons said his technical skills and experience haVE enhanced the firm’s specialist offering, adding: “I warmly welcome him to the partnership and very much look forward to working closely with him to deliver exceptional client outcomes in the years ahead.”

Mr Bryant said of his promotion: “I am thrilled to be joining the Clarendons partnership. The firm has an exceptional team with unwavering client focus and growing reputation as the country’s go-to specialist corporate legal advisory firm.”

Melbourne firm appoints new director
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