Ashurst names two Australian partners to the board

The appointments take effect on 1 November

Ashurst names two Australian partners to the board

Ashurst has named two partners from its Australia offices to the board.

Phil Breden operates from the Sydney office as a partner on the corporate team. He is an M&A and corporate advisory specialist who counts major ASX-listed businesses among his clients, as well as multinational companies based in the US and Europe. He has specific expertise when it comes to working with the energy, utilities, construction and manufacturing sectors.

He has served as co-head of Ashurst’s global corporate practice, as well as head of the Australia region.

“I am proud to be elected to the board,” Breden said of his appointment. “I look forward to making a contribution at a time of significant opportunity for our global firm.”

Kylie Lane is also a partner on Ashurst’s corporate team, operating from the Melbourne office. She focuses on M&A, equity capital markets, corporate advisory and governance, and works particularly well with the energy, resources, built environment and infrastructure sectors.

She has considerable experience with international M&A, and has steered clients through matters involving Australian foreign investment legislation.

“I am looking forward to working with my colleagues to help the firm deliver on its vision to be the most progressive global law firm and to contribute to our success in a new capacity,” Lane said of her appointment.

UK head of corporate Karen Davies, who operates from the London office, has also been re-elected to the board.

Breden, Lane and Davies join chairman Ben Tidswell (London); global managing partner Paul Jenkins (London/Sydney); partners David Jones (London) and Tobias Krug (Frankfurt); chief financial officer Mark Herbert (London); and independent board members Wu Gang and Robin Lawther on Ashurst’s board.

“I would like to congratulate Phil and Kylie on their appointment and Karen on her re-appointment to the board,” Tidswell said. “They have extensive combined experience and their expertise, knowledge and leadership will be invaluable to our firm in addressing opportunities and challenges during this unprecedented time for the global economy and the legal sector.”

The board appointments take effect on 1 November.

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