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Hamilton Locke scoops 2 BigLaw partners

Hamilton Locke has continued to bolster its partnership ranks with the appointment of a capital markets expert and energy and infrastructure specialist, who join from Baker McKenzie and K&L Gates, respectively.

user iconEmma Musgrave 11 December 2020 SME Law
Hamilton Locke scoops 2 BigLaw partners
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Following the appointment of three partners in September, Hamilton Locke has appointed Guy Sanderson and Matt Baumgurtel to its Sydney practice, bringing the firm’s total number of partners to 21.

Mr Sanderson, who specialises in capital markets, joins Hamilton Locke from Baker McKenzie, where he worked for 21 years. Prior to this he worked at King & Wood Mallesons.


According to a statement from Hamilton Locke, Mr Sanderson specialises in public company takeovers and mergers, private company acquisitions, IPO and ASX listings, cross-border listings, capital raisings, buy-backs, reconstructions, and corporate governance.

Meanwhile, Mr Baumgurtel joins the firm from K&L Gates where he was a partner in the firm’s energy infrastructure and resources group. He brings over 17 years’ experience to his new role at Hamilton Locke, with his practice including project development, construction, financing, and mergers and acquisitions transactions.

Mr Baumgurtel specialises in legal advice throughout the energy and infrastructure life cycle, and acts for investors, developers, and constructors of solar, thermal, wind, hydrogen, electricity transmission, waste to energy and energy storage projects in Australia and the APAC region, the statement said. 

“We are delighted to appoint Guy and Matt to the firm, building on our existing capital markets and energy capabilities,” said Nick Humphrey, managing partner of Hamilton Locke.

“The extensive career experience of both Guy and Matt in their respective fields will provide our clients with further access to a deep bench of expertise, which continues our efforts to solve complex problems for clients.

“We are also thrilled to continue our growth trajectory at the Group level, with our holding company, Halo Group Holdings acquiring MacMillan Trade Marks [recently].”