Australian firm HWL Ebsworth acquires SA firm

April 19, 2014 Australian law firm HWL Ebsworth is set to acquire South Australia boutique firm Kelly & Co. The acquisition gives HWL an Adelaide office, 14 new partners and 44 legal staff.

The combined firm will have a revenue of around $200 million, with 187 partners and 425 lawyers across offices in Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne, North West Sydney, Perth and Sydney.

The deal was approved by the partnerships of both firms in a unanimous vote.

HWL managing partner Juan Martinez told Lawyers Weekly that the move completed the firm’s “national footprint strategy” by “filling the central corridor”.

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