McCullough Robertson adds further depth to its Sydney offering with key lateral insolvency partner hire
Leading independent Australian law firm McCullough Robertson Lawyers announced today the appointment of Chris Barr as a partner in the Litigation and Dispute Resolution team based in Sydney.
Mr Barr’s appointment is part of delivering on our strategic priority to grow our Sydney office and a desire to increase the firm’s capability in the restructuring, insolvency and special situations space working closely with the Brisbane team.
Chris adds considerable depth and experience to McCullough Robertson’s restructuring and insolvency capability, bringing with him a strong track record in large and complex cross-border and domestic restructuring, insolvency and special situations matters, and comes to McCullough Robertson from Ashurst in Sydney. Prior to this he spent several years in the UK at Sidley Austin LLP and Freshfields.
Chris joins national Litigation and Dispute Resolution partners Guy Humble, Jason Munstermann, David O’Farrell, Peter Stokes, Tim Case, Chris Nielsen and Michael Lucey, with his appointment complementing this cohesive team and further strengthening its specialist restructuring and insolvency capability.
“Chris’ appointment is extremely exciting for our Sydney office, the continued growth of which is integral to the future of McCullough Robertson as we adapt to meet new challenges and head towards our 100th year and beyond. Attracting quality lawyers and great people is fundamental to our commitment to the success of our clients.” Guy Humble, Joint Managing Partner, McCullough Robertson
Kristan Conlon, McCullough Robertson Chair of Partners says, “I am delighted to welcome Chris to the partnership, as we continue to expand our Sydney offering. In addition to Chris’ extensive insolvency experience, he is an experienced mentor, is committed to pro bono and the community, and is a great cultural fit. I know he will have a significant impact on the development and success of our people and the Sydney office.”
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