Pinsent Masons promotes two new Australian partners

The new partners are experts in the infrastructure and energy sectors

Pinsent Masons promotes two new Australian partners

Pinsent Masons has promoted two new partners in Australia.

Simone Alphonse and Catherine Bendeich specialise in the infrastructure and energy sectors, and have worked on significant projects across the Asia Pacific. They will assume their new positions on 1 May.

Sydney-based Alphonse recently advised on the Stockyard Hill Wind Farm transaction. This wind farm is set to become the largest in the Southern Hemisphere. She focuses on assisting developers and contractors on the procurement and delivery of major energy and infrastructure projects, particularly renewable energy projects.

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Meanwhile, Bendeich, who is based in Melbourne, advises on complex infrastructure and renewable energy projects under a variety of procurement modules. She has expertise in public private partnerships, and recently worked on the $11bn Melbourne Metro Tunnels and Stations project.

Pinsent Masons also said that these new appointments “demonstrate the strength of the firm's front-end construction and project delivery capability in the region.”

“The recent promotions reflect that we're continuing to respond to our clients in the region by offering and elevating talent with a mix of skillsets to meet their needs in the ever-changing infrastructure and energy environment,” said Matt Croagh, Pinsent Masons Australia head.

Alphonse’s and Bendeich’s promotions were two of 17 partner promotions the firm announced across its global offices.

“The firm's commitment to provide its clients with innovative, solutions-based legal services is the touchstone of our business. Now, more than ever, developing talent that supports this is critical as our clients grapple with the challenges posed by coronavirus,” said senior partner Richard Foley.

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