Construction expert moves to commercial firm from national rival

The front-end construction specialist spent nearly four years as a senior associate at his previous firm

Construction expert moves to commercial firm from national rival
Russell Kennedy has appointed Kyle Gillan as special counsel. Gillan moves to the firm from MinterEllison, where he spent nearly four years as senior associate.

The front-end construction expert has more than 10 years’ experience as a lawyer, starting his career as a judge’s associate at the Federal Court of Australia in Melbourne in 2007. From there, he became a lawyer at Clayton Utz, also in Melbourne, before transferring to Clifford Chance in Singapore, where he worked as a senior associate. He joined MinterEllison in 2013.

Gillan, who joins Russell Kennedy’s building and construction team, has extensive experience advising on infrastructure projects across a range of sectors including both state and Commonwealth government, transport (roads, rail and airports), utilities and renewable energy, precinct and campus developments, and the defence and security.

Paul Gleeson, the firm’s managing director, said that the strategic growth of its building and construction practice is “firmly on track.” The firm said it is focussed on growing capacity and capability in core industries to provide comprehensive client service.

The firm now has more than 200 staff members working out of office in Melbourne, Geelong, and Canberra.

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