M+K hires corporate principal
M+K Lawyers has expanded its corporate and commercial practice with the appointment of Gavin Robertson as a principal.
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Formerly a partner with Kemp Strang and, before that, Mallesons Stephen Jacques (now King & Wood Mallesons), Robertson will be based in M+K’s Sydney office.
Robertson provides mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, corporate governance and contract-related advice to a wide range of mid-sized listed public companies, with particular expertise in areas regulated by the Corporations Act and ASX-listing rules.
He acknowledged that companies were currently experiencing tough market conditions, largely as a result of investor caution prompted by marketplace volatility and the continued lack of clarity regarding Europe’s future. However, Robertson said that over the last five months the Australian mid-sized market had clearly picked up.
“There are a series of well-priced acquisition opportunities emerging and companies with a good story to tell are now able to raise capital and pursue those opportunities,” said Robertson.
Senior associate Caroline Martin has also joined M+K from Kemp Strang.