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McCullough Robertson

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Chairman: Dominic McGann
Number of partners: 47
Number of lawyers: 175
Languages: Afrikaans, Cantonese, Croatian, Dutch, English, French, German, Japanese, Malay, Mandarin, Portuguese, Samoan, Spanish, Swedish, Vietnamese

Firm Overview:
A leading independent Australian law firm, McCullough Robertson was established in 1926. McCullough Robertson works with businesses across the globe in a diverse range of industries including, mining and energy, banking, insurance, construction, property, agribusiness, automotive, pharmaceutical, manufacturing, transport, aviation, education, telecommunications, renewables and government.

Adviser Services
Anti-Money Laundering
Capital Markets
Climate Change
Competition Law
Corporate Advisory
Dispute Resolution
Financial Services
Foreign Investment
Information Technology
Insolvency & Restructuring
Insurance & Risk
Insurance Broker Tendering
Intellectual Property
Joint Ventures & Alliances
Mergers & Acquisitions
Native Title
Planning & Environment
Private Client
Private Equity
Projects & Infrastructure
Wills & Estate Planning
Work Health & Safety

Main Areas of Practice:

Corporate & M&A:
9 partners; 27 lawyers based in Australia
The firm offers leading advisory services and integrated solutions to Australian and global companies in relation to divestments, acquisitions, structures and restructures, capital raising initiatives, tax driven structuring, tax roll-overs and transactional tax advice. The team focuses on small to mid-cap public and private M&A, with a particular strength in resources and renewables, TMT, tourism, life sciences and agribusiness.
Contact: Adrian Smith
Tel: +61 2 8241 5639
Email: [email protected]

Capital Markets:
7 partners; 17 lawyers based in Australia
The firm combines industry knowledge with expertise in corporate finance and financial instruments, debt capital markets, equity, capital raisings and IPOs and capital management to create innovative solutions. The firm advises companies in respect of listings on the ASX and BSX in Australia, NASDAQ in the United States and the London Stock Exchange in the UK.
Contact: Derek Pocock
Tel: +61 7 3233 8628
Email: [email protected]

Banking & Finance:
3 partners; 7 lawyers based in Australia
The firm represents leading Australian and international financial institutions and corporate borrowers on all aspects of financing transactions. The firm also advises on administration, bankruptcy, insolvency, litigation, directors’ duties, including insolvent trading, liquidation, receivership and schemes of arrangement. McCullough Robertson’s work in finance spans a number of industries including: real estate, international trade, mining and resources, infrastructure, agribusiness, manufacturing, retail and tourism.
Contact: David Gilham
Tel: +61 7 2 8241 5611
Email: [email protected]

Dispute Resolution:
8 partners; 20 lawyers based in Australia
McCullough Robertson provides strategic advice and legal services in litigated matters acknowledging the need for innovative dispute resolution solutions to clients across a wide range of industries, including multinational corporations. Where disputes cannot be avoided, the firm has the experience and expertise to take advantage of the range of resolution methods available including, mediation, expert determination and arbitration. McCullough Robertson’s arbitration lawyers are at the forefront in the shift by large companies away from traditional methods of litigation, towards arbitration as an alternative method to resolve international disputes.
Contact: Guy Humble
Tel: +61 7 3233 8844
Email: [email protected]

Intellectual Property:
6 partners; 10 lawyers based in Australia
The firm has acted in many signature intellectual property deals and is sought out by local and international clients to provide IP and corporate/commercial advice. McCullough Robertson also assists in IP issues worldwide, including cross border trade mark disputes and oppositions. The firm currently manages the international trade mark portfolio for Flight Centre Ltd and files hundreds of trade marks each year globally.
Contact: Belinda Breakspear
Tel: +61 7 3233 8968
Email: [email protected]

Construction/Projects and Infrastructure:
7 partners; 22 lawyers based in Australia
The firm is known as one of the most resourced and conscientious full service construction practices in Australia with particular recognition in the natural resources, energy, infrastructure and urban major development sectors. Its equal strength in advisory and disputes in the area is unusual in the market. The team has particular expertise in public private partnerships, market-led proposals and business cases relating to public infrastructure. It is also one of the leading, and one of only a handful of firms in Australia, advising on BIM (Building Information Modelling) and how it should be incorporated into contracts.
Contact: Matt Bradbury
Tel: +61 7 3233 8972
Email: [email protected]

3 partners; 20 lawyers based in Australia
McCullough Robertson is fast becoming one of the leading real estate practices on the Eastern seaboard. It includes a diverse practice that covers transactions and projects encompassing urban development and renewal, greenfield developments, master-planned communities, commercial projects, leasing and acquisitions, hotels and resorts, agribusiness, aged care and affordable housing as well as large infrastructure projects. The firm is becoming a ‘go to’ for international property investors and developers coming to Australia.
Contact: Ian Hazzard
Tel: +61 7 3233 8976
Email: [email protected]

Energy & Natural Resources:
23 partners; 40 lawyers based in Australia
One of the largest practices in Australia, the firm continues to build its reputation in the energy and natural resources industry. The firm maintains a large client base comprised of international and domestic clients and is a market leader in the mid-market resources space. International clients include Adani Group, Sojitz Corporation, AMCI Group, Peabody Energy, Glencore, CHALCO, and Tri-Star Petroleum, with domestic clients including Whitehaven Coal, Santos, Senex, Malabar Coal, Stanmore Coal and New Hope Corporation Limited.
Known for its focus on operational excellence, the firm leverages its commercial and industry expertise to strategically support organisations from inception, during expansion, and into maturity. This unrivalled offering is complemented by the firm’s significant industry experience in advising on joint ventures, structuring, mergers and acquisitions, contract negotiations, commercial and tax issues, regulatory and approvals, as well as significant cross-border and Foreign Investment Review Board advice. A resulting strength of the firm is its ability to carry a project from start to finish, from the initial transaction, to matters involving complex regulatory and approvals pathways and then into the construction and operational phases.
The firm also has a substantial and rapidly growing renewables practice focused on project acquisition and development, boasting both domestic and international experience. Adviser of choice for investors, project developers, banks and government owned corporations, the firm has acted on several projects and power purchase offtake arrangements in Australia and Europe, again providing commercial advice from start to finish.
Trusted by global and national clients alike, the firm provides the competent technical advice and big picture thinking required to support clients in this evolving industry.
Contact: Damien Clarke
Tel: +61 7 3233 8951
Email: [email protected]


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