Dentons Australia continues to expand offerings with six lateral partner hires

The firm has admitted a total of 12 lawyers to its partnership since 1 July

Dentons Australia continues to expand offerings with six lateral partner hires

Dentons has appointed six lateral partners as it continues to expand its offerings in Australia.

Dentons Australian chair and regional CEO Doug Stipanicev confirmed that the expansion reflected client demand and confirmed the firm’s strong position in the Australian legal market. Since 1 July, the firm has admitted a total of 12 lawyers to its partnership. 

“Many of our clients are recognising opportunities in uncertain times and we must ensure we have the talented people to help them to grow, protect, operate and finance their businesses,” Stipanicev said. “With these six partner appointments, we continue to increase our ability to form the right teams to assist our clients.”

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Seamus Gunson started with Dentons on 5 September, while Paul O’Halloran joined the firm last week. Nathan Rhimes, Jill Milburn, Darryl Kipping, and Brendan Golden will commence with the firm in the coming weeks.

Gunson is a member of the real estate practice in Melbourne. He is a real estate specialist who regularly advises clients on sales, acquisitions, and leasing of industrial, commercial, and retail property, as well as the development of apartment towers and subdivisions.

O’Halloran joins the national employment and safety practice in Melbourne. He routinely deals with workplace dispute matters, including employee misconduct, industrial action, reputational risk and union disputes. He advises clients across a range of industries, such as education, technology, logistics, health, aged care, faith-based, bio-medical, and labour hire.

Rhimes will also join the real estate practice in Melbourne. He has extensive expertise in all facets of property and development, including acquisition and due diligence, mixed use development, and land subdivision. In addition, he assists landlords and tenants with the leasing of commercial offices and retail premises.

Milburn will be the latest addition to the corporate practice in Sydney. She specialises in capital raisings, M&As, management buyouts, divestments, and joint venture arrangements. She works closely with clients in various industries, including automotive, transport and logistics, banking and finance, and energy and mining.

Kipping will be part of the real estate practice in Perth. He has experience dealing with all aspects of property law, including pre-acquisition due diligence, off the plan contracts for strata title, and commercial and industrial property.

Golden will join the recovery and restructuring practice in Adelaide. His practice focuses on dispute resolution and insolvency, property litigation, debt recovery, and corporate disputes.

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