The new hire has worked in the in-house legal departments of BankSA, IOOF Holdings Ltd and BankWest
Piper Alderman has added to its burgeoning team in Perth with a new special counsel.
Sabina Schlink joins the firm’s financial services and fintech team, where she will work together with partner Andrea Beatty. Her knowledge of the Perth and Adelaide markets is expected to be a strong asset for the practice.
“I’m delighted to have Sabina join our growing team. Her depth of expertise will bring great value to our clients. Sabina comes with great complementary skills to our national financial services practice. She will also give us a Perth footprint, bringing on-the-ground support for our WA clients,” Beatty said.
Schlink has practised for two decades, providing advice on general corporate and commercial legal matters, specialist banking, financial services and insurance, company secretarial and director training expertise and compliance/governance services. Prior to making the transition to Piper Alderman, she was a principal at Thomas Legal.
She has also amassed much in-house experience, having worked with the legal teams at BankSA, IOOF Holdings Ltd and BankWest.
“I’m excited to join Piper Alderman, which is a great ‘fit’ in mission, expertise and culture. I look forward to being a member of a leading national financial service law team and my clients and referrers will benefit from the depth of expertise and resources which Piper Alderman provides,” Schlink said.
Her hire represents another step in Piper Alderman’s expansion plan, which recently logged a major milestone with the opening of the Perth branch.
“Our firm’s national plan Towards 2025 has a key focus on growth in each of our offices and across our practice teams. We are pleased to welcome Sabina to the firm and look forward to seeing her complement our national financial services and fintech team with her depth of expertise and experience in the sector,” managing partner Tony Britten-Jones said.
Earlier this year, the firm also grew its projects, infrastructure and construction practice with the appointment of Karyn Reardon as a partner in Brisbane.