McCullough Robertson broadens its banking and finance team with new Sydney Special Counsel

McCullough Robertson broadens its banking and finance team with new Sydney Special Counsel

One of Australia’s fastest growing independent law firms, McCullough Robertson, is continuing to expand its Sydney practice with the addition of its new Banking and Finance Special Counsel, Amy Tin.

Ms Tin joins McCullough Robertson this week from Corrs Chambers Westgarth where she has worked for the past six years advising financiers and corporate entities on a broad range of domestic and cross-border financing transactions in the acquisition, real estate, general corporate and project finance spaces.  She is teaming back up with Partner, David Gilham, who she previously worked with at Corrs.

Mr Gilham, who joined McCullough Robertson in June 2015, has quickly built the finance practice in Sydney with many of the domestic banks, international financiers and large domestic and international corporates as clients.  At a time when many large firms are losing their senior practitioners to retirement or in-house roles, Amy and David will offer a fresh young team providing long-term value.

“Amy will play a key role in developing and broadening our banking and finance offering in Sydney in particular and more generally will add to the strength of our offering in Newcastle and Brisbane too,” Mr Gilham said.

“I’m delighted to have her as part of the McR team.  Our work in this area is expanding quickly and Amy’s appointment will allow us to manage this growth and ensure that we have the capacity to independently manage major transactions as well as support our large Projects and Property teams as required.”

Prior to Corrs, Amy also worked in the Banking and Finance team at Gilbert + Tobin.  She brings with her significant commercial experience and relationships gained working in-house at The Royal Bank of Scotland, Macquarie Bank and Amcor on secondment.  Amy’s recent experience includes:

  • Sydney Light Rail: advising the equity consortium consisting of Acciona, First State Superannuation and John Laing;
  • North West Rail Link, Sydney: advising the consortium consisting of MTR Corporation, John Holland and UGL Rail Services ; and 
  • advising Blackmores Limited in respect of its financing involving five jurisdictions.

“This experience makes Amy a respected senior practitioner.  She will play an important role in the continued growth and recognition of McCullough Robertson’s banking and finance brand in Sydney,” Mr Gilham said.

Ms Tin said she is excited to join one of NSW’s fastest growing Banking and Finance practices and to be working alongside high calibre lawyers.

“I am proud to join a progressive law firm that is client focused, innovative and one that truly values diversity and promotion of female leadership.  I see McCullough Robertson’s national Banking and Finance practice rising as a disruptive force in the market and challenging out-dated approaches to providing legal services,” Ms Tin said.

For more information contact:  Chris Saxby, NSW BDM Manager, 02 8241 5655,

About McCullough Robertson
McCullough Robertson is a leading Australian independent law firm with industry experts combining legal expertise with deep industry knowledge and foresight.  The firm provides innovative, relevant and commercial legal solutions to major corporate, government and high net worth individuals across Australia and internationally.  Established in 1926, the firm’s major focus areas are the resources (mining and energy), food and agribusiness, technology, telecommunications, health, life sciences, real estate and financial services sectors.

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