M&A specialist trades KWM for Hamilton Locke

The national firm expands its partnership to 26 with the new addition

M&A specialist trades KWM for Hamilton Locke
Jo Ruitenberg

M&A specialist Jo Ruitenberg has departed King & Wood Mallesons to join Hamilton Locke as its newest partner.

Ruitenberg will be part of Hamilton Locke’s corporate team. Her addition expands the partnership to a total of 26.

“We are excited to welcome Jo to the firm and grow our corporate practice. Her appointment is an exciting next step for the firm as we continue to build our full-service offering for our corporate and commercial clients,” managing partner Nick Humphrey said.

Ruitenberg’s practice concentrates on M&A transactions and joint ventures. She has particular expertise in matters related to trade sales, dual tracks, ASX listings and takeover strategies.

She has tackled deals involving multiple jurisdictions, and has guided boards through regulatory environments. She has also assisted listed companies with corporate governance and disclosure obligations.

Ruitenberg has advised clients in the financial services, industrials and healthcare sectors, among others. She also brings international experience to Hamilton Locke, having spent time in Hong Kong facilitating the implementation of acquisition and divestment strategies in the Asian market and providing advice on Hong Kong Stock Exchange listings.

She will be operating from Hamilton Locke’s Sydney office.

Earlier this year, the firm opened its doors in Brisbane with two new foundation partners, expanding its presence to the Sunshine State.

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