Jones Day welcomes Latham & Watkins lawyer to Sydney corporate practice

Andrew Felton comes to Jones Day from New York as an of counsel

Jones Day welcomes Latham & Watkins lawyer to Sydney corporate practice
Andrew Felton

Jones Day has welcomed former Latham & Watkins associate Andrew Felton as an of counsel in its Sydney corporate practice.

Felton started his career as a lawyer in Australia, where he was as a corporate associate in a law firm. He then completed a secondment working in-house at Optus Telecommunications. Subsequently, he moved to New York and spent 12 years focusing on private equity/M&A law.

Felton has over 15 years of experience handling corporate transactions across both Australia and the US. He has represented various corporations and private equity sponsors in mergers, equity and asset sales, acquisitions, take-private transactions, recapitalisations, corporate restructuring transactions, venture capital financings, and strategic investments.  

According to Jones Day corporate practice co-head Randi Lesnick, Felton "has a proven track record of managing the complex legal issues surrounding high-stakes M&A and private equity transactions." Lesnick added that Felton's experience working in Sydney and New York has given him “an important perspective on cross-border deals”, and also highlighted Felton’s representation of US corporates in Australia and Australian corporates looking into US investments.   

“Andrew’s recent experience in New York working on private equity and strategic transactions will provide local clients an insight into the current themes and deal technology of major transactions in the US market,” said Chris Ahern, the partner-in-charge of Jones Day's Sydney office.   

"I'm delighted to return to practice in Australia and look forward to working with my new colleagues in Jones Day's Sydney office," said Felton. He praised Jones Day’s "unique culture of seamless collaboration among lawyers worldwide". 

Felton holds a bachelor’s degree in law from the University of Technology in Sydney. He furthered his knowledge by studying international trade law at the University of Hamburg in Germany.

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