The new partners bring their respective expertise to the firm’s Melbourne and Sydney offices
Maddocks has appointed two new partners to strengthen its finance and real estate teams across the country.
Ilan Kraus, along with a team of three lawyers, has joined the firm’s banking and finance team in Melbourne, while Cameron Thomson has joined its property group in Sydney.
Prior to joining Maddocks, Kraus headed the banking and finance practice at KCL Law. He brings extensive experience in all areas of the practice, with a particular expertise in commercial and institutional lending, and borrowing arrangements in relation to property, development, corporate, and structured finance.
His clients include banks, institutional and private lenders and investors, commercial borrowers, family offices, property developers, and entities listed in the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX).
Meanwhile, Thomson is fresh from his stint as a partner at Clyde & Co. He boasts significant experience in commercial property transactions, including divestment and acquisition programs, leases, development projects, and joint ventures.
His client base consists of stakeholders in the real estate and development industry in both the public and private sectors. He also regularly advises inbound investors, particularly those from Asia.
The appointments have upped the number of partners at Maddocks to 84.
Maddocks chair Mark Henry has welcomed the addition of the two lawyers to the firm’s partnership.
“Both Ilan and Cameron are highly regarded in their areas and will add to the depth and breadth of our experience in our banking and finance, and property practices,” he said. “Their appointments show a continued commitment to the growth of the firm and to making sure that we are well placed to assist our clients as they emerge from the impact of COVID-19.”