Allens expands corporate practice in Perth with key appointments

Firm says the appointments reflect its “commitment to the Perth market”

Allens expands corporate practice in Perth with key appointments

Allens has announced the appointment of Bryn Hardcastle as a partner and Dave Filov as a counsel in its corporate practice in Perth.

In a statement, the firm said that the appointments are “set to propel” its “market-leading corporate practice in Perth, expanding the firm's equity capital markets (ECM) capability and broadening its client base.”

Hardcastle has built a strong reputation as a leading corporate specialist in the Perth market, where he was previously founder and managing partner of Bellanhouse Lawyers and a partner at HWL Ebsworth.

Meanwhile, Filov, also formerly a partner at HWL Ebsworth, will join with Hardcastle as counsel.

“We are delighted to welcome two such highly respected lawyers to our team in Perth,” said Gerard Woods, partner and Perth practice director at Allens. “Offering both deep local knowledge and international breadth of experience, their expertise and track record will complement the breadth and depth of the broader Allens offering. Their appointment reflects the firm's commitment to the Perth market, and our ongoing focus on supporting our clients, particularly in the energy and resources sector, from the earliest phases of their corporate development through initial capital raisings, IPO, acquisitions and divestments, project financing, and into full maturity.”

Woods said that the two new appointments “each have an outstanding reputation in equity capital markets, mergers and acquisitions and corporate advisory in the energy and resources sectors, and beyond.”

“Together with Dave, Bryn built and led the market-leading ECM practice in Western Australia, measured on both deal volume and value,” said Woods. “We look forward to working with Bryn and Dave as we continue to extend our client offering in Perth.”

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