McCullough Robertson goes from strength to strength in NSW
1 July 2014
Leading independent law firm McCullough Robertson continues to increase its presence in New South Wales (NSW) with the appointment of partners Justin Madden, Adrian Smith, Alex Hutchens and Michelle Sirasch, along with senior associates Fiona Mudie and Emma Smythies.
Headquartered in Queensland, McCullough Robertson has an impeccable reputation in the resources, agribusiness and real estate sectors and during the past five years has continued to increase its foothold south of the border with a value proposition that delivers top tier advice with a more intimate service delivery.
“These appointments show the firm’s commitment to our vision of growth across practice groups and geographically. Our strategy to build an even stronger presence in NSW is going to plan. The depth of our Sydney and Newcastle teams at McCullough Robertson will mean that we are going to be able to provide a real breadth of expertise for our clients.” McCullough Robertson Managing Partner, Guy Humble said.
“Our clients want to know that the lawyer they engage, and the team behind them, can do it all. We certainly can. We are very excited to be adding to our already very strong teams in NSW," says Mr Humble.
Adrian Smith and Justin Madden are lateral hires for the law firm, who bring specialist skills in the corporate and property areas respectively. Alex Hutchens and Michelle Sirasch are from McCullough Robertson’s home-grown talent pool.
“Alex has been an integral member of our Intellectual Property and Competition team, based in Sydney since we opened the office four years ago. He acts on large transactions, such as major IT procurements and telecommunications services agreements, and also provides ongoing advisory services. His clients include a broad range of listed and unlisted clients including telecommunications providers, software and IT vendors, financial services organisations, airlines and resource and utility companies.
Michelle is the first female Partner to be appointed at the McCullough Robertson Newcastle office and leads a wider team of 18, 13 of which are also female. As a property and mining expert who assists clients across the resource sector, government authorities and various corporations, particularly in Newcastle and the Hunter Valley, Michelle has a strong understanding of the local economy and what is driving business growth in the region.
Adrian brings two decades of experience to McCullough Robertson, he will advise clients on corporate and securities law issues, focusing on company and business acquisitions and disposals, private equity transactions, capital raisings, joint ventures, corporate restructurings and commercial transactions.
Justin brings in-depth experience in property development, infrastructure contracts, joint ventures and project finance along with the acquisition, financing, disposal and leasing of major tenancies,” Mr Humble said.
For more information contact: Kristie Fankhauser, Director of BDM on +61 7 3233 8876.
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 and life sciences (pharmaceuticals), real estate and financial services sectors.