New partner and senior appointments - 2011

New partner and senior appointments - 2011

New partner and senior appointments - 2011

30 June 2011

Internationally recognised energy and resources lawyer Susan O’Rourke has joined Queensland’s largest law firm, McCullough Robertson.  Her appointment as Partner in the firm’s resources group is a significant one, according to Chairman Brett Heading.

‘We’re delighted to have Susan join the firm at a time when energy and resources is becoming increasingly important to the Australian economy,’ Heading said.

‘Susan has over 25 years experience advising clients both in Australia and internationally.

She brings a sought-after combination of cross-border expertise, commercial judgment, industry knowledge, creative problem-solving and project management skills.

Her approach, working as part of a client’s strategic team to deliver creative and effective legal solutions, complements our firm’s objective to partner with industry.’

Susan’s broad-ranging experience includes advice on major mergers and acquisitions and infrastructure projects in minerals, oil and gas, LNG, coal seam methane and petrochemicals sectors as well as agriculture, technology and financial services.

Susan said: ‘I am looking forward to joining the McCullough Robertson’s national Resources team and working together to achieve great things. We have a commitment to excellence in our client service and the skill sets to deliver.’

Also promoted to Partner this month is environmental law specialist Tim Hanmore.

Hanmore’s expertise as an environment lawyer has been honed working in-house for Santos and on some of the most significant resource and mining deals in the State.

Brett Heading said he combines an in-depth understanding of the industry with a detailed knowledge of environmental regulation and the climate change agenda to give clients strategic and practical advice.

‘His appointment to Partner is recognition of the depth of skill and talent we have here at McCullough Robertson,’ Heading said.

Tim Hanmore said he was attracted to the firm’s ability to embrace both tradition and innovation.

‘The team is creative, dynamic and outcome-focused with both the breadth and depth of expertise required to advise on the most complex projects. I am honoured to be a part of it and looking forward to this next exciting challenge.’ Hanmore said.

Further senior appointments at McCullough Robertson are: Special Counsel - Barbara Bogiatzis (Social Infrastructure) , Senior Associates - Trevor Gallienne (Planning and Environment), Isabel Kratzing (Intellectual Property), Sarah McBratney (Resources - regulatory approvals), Thomas Ritchie (Litigation and Dispute Resolution) and Michelle Sirasch (Property - Newcastle office).

Further information

For more information contact: Kristie Fankhauser on +61 7 3233 8876.

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