Hogan Lovells hires four partners in Sydney

April 1, 2016 Hogan Lovells is expanding its its team in Sydney, after launching there last July with two partners. The firm has picked up four partners, whose practices range through corporate, restructuring and finance.

Two partners come to the firm fromGilbert & Tobin, Andrew Cook and Ros O'Mally. Crook practices mainly in private equity and corporate transactions. Meanwhile, O'Mally's experience comes as a project and asset finance lawyer in the banking and infrastructure sectors.

DLA Piper restructuring and litigation partner Scott Harris and King & Wood Mallesons leveraged and acquisition finance partner Richard Hayes round out the hires. Harris was previously an associate with Hogan Lovells in London. He became a partner in DLA Piper's office in Sydney in 2009 and has served as the head of the firm's Australian restructuring group. Hayes was the lead contact for the leveraged and acquisition finance practice at KWM before his departure.

The team joins the original two partners who launched with Hogan Lovells in Australia, Nicky Lester and Tim Lester, bringing the new partner total to six.

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