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PCL Lawyers appoints 2 new partners

East coast-based law firm PCL Lawyers has added two partners for its Sydney office, who will help bolster the firm’s capabilities in building and construction law, commercial litigation, and insolvency.

user iconJerome Doraisamy 29 April 2024 SME Law
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Partners Claudio Venegas and Nelson Arias-Alvarez (both pictured) have joined the Sydney office of PCL Lawyers. A third lawyer, Luke Treglown, has also joined the Sydney team.

Venegas previously ran his own firm, CAV Law, and brings over two decades of experience in corporate and personal insolvency, dispute resolution, and commercial law, PCL said in a statement.


Arias-Alvarez and Treglown have come across from Eakin McCaffery Cox. The latter, the firm went on, has a “comprehensive understanding” of the construction industry and a “pragmatic approach” to complex legal challenges that empower clients through all phases of project life cycle.

The news follows the firm’s naming of a new associate partner in October, its promotion of eight lawyers to more senior roles, including four to partner, in late June, as well as its opening of a Brisbane office earlier that month.

PCL managing partner Glenn Duker said: “These appointments in Sydney underscore our commitment to providing top-tier legal services to SMEs, organisations and individuals Australia-wide.”

“This growth is about giving our clients highly qualified representation in several jurisdictions,” he noted.

“Both Claudio and Nelson bring a wealth of knowledge in NSW and beyond with a proven track record in their respective fields that are both complementary to our existing practice.”

“Our growth in Sydney is about taking advantage of the opportunities. We are working hard to bring a fresh and innovative perspective to the legal landscape. With the expertise and leadership of Claudio and Nelson, I am confident that PCL Lawyers will not only grow but become a pivotal player in Sydney’s legal sector,” Duker continued.