Colin Biggers & Paisley appoints CFO from A&O

By Jerome Doraisamy|21 April 2021
Colin Biggers & Paisley appoints CFO from A&O

Colin Biggers & Paisley has appointed a new chief financial officer, who joins from the Hong Kong office of Allen & Overy.

Chris Vedelago (pictured), who was most recently the CFO in Hong Kong for Allen & Overy, where he had oversight of the global practice’s banking and finance practice, has joined Colin Biggers & Paisley. He brings with him over 20 years of “vast international and domestic experience in professional services”.

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Prior to his time at A&O, Mr Vedelago also held roles at Herbert Smith Freehills Hong Kong office, as well as PricewaterhouseCoopers and Herbert Geer in Australia. 

Managing partner of the east coast-based law firm, Nick Crennan, said that he was “delighted” to welcome Mr Vedelago to the fold.

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“He brings a compelling mix of transforming working capital and improving cash flow, and a focus on portfolio metrics, performance, and law firm economics,” he said.

“I am confident he will be a strong leader for our excellent finance function.”

Mr Vedelago added that he is looking forward to joining a firm with a partnership that boasts a “good number of touchpoints, and a shared purpose, strategy, and direction”.

“There are some exciting commercial and strategic business partnering opportunities at Colin Biggers & Paisley; working with partners to help them achieve their goals,” he reflected.

“What also strikes me about the practice is that there is a genuine sense of collaboration, collegiality, and community at all levels of the practice. I’m delighted to be joining one of the leading legal practices in Australia and I look forward to working with Nick and the team at Colin Biggers & Paisley.”

Colin Biggers & Paisley currently has 69 partners and 480 employees in its ranks. It is based in Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney, has a “growing” Middle East practice and is affiliated with the international network of independent law firms ADVOC, in Asia, Europe and Latin America.

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