Gadens appoints leading construction partner in Sydney

National firm Gadens has added further strength to its Property, Construction & Planning Group with the high-profile appointment of Michael Bampton as partner in Sydney. Prior to joining Gadens, Michael was responsible for commencing and leading the Construction practice at Henry Davis York. He is consistently recognised as a leading construction lawyer in Chambers Asia-Pacific, the Legal 500 Asia Pacific, Chambers Global and Doyles Guide.

Michael's appointment follows the recent announcements that Brett Feltham (Employment Advisory), James Roland (Banking & Finance), Kathy Merrick and Dermott Lynch (Disputes), and Robert Tracy and Ted Nixey (Corporate Advisory) have also joined Gadens as partners in Sydney as the firm markedly enhances its profile in the Sydney market.

Grant Scott-Hayward, Gadens’ Chief Executive Officer said:
"It gives us great pleasure to welcome Michael to Gadens. He is a very well-regarded and highly-respected practitioner with market leading expertise specialising in all aspects of construction and infrastructure projects. Also recognised as a leading dispute resolution lawyer, Michael is a trusted advisor to his clients, which include government and public sector entities, financial institutions, developers and major contractors".

Commenting on his decision to join Gadens, Michael Bampton said:
"Gadens' Property, Construction & Planning Group has a market leading reputation across Australia, and the Group's profile certainly complements my experience and expertise. The team has worked on some of the largest transactions in the property and construction sector in Australia. Over the years, my experience and thinking differently has allowed me to provide commercial solutions for clients when it absolutely matters, and I am really looking forward to working with the formidable team at Gadens to delivery outstanding value for our clients".

Michael has extensive experience in the preparation and negotiation of documentation, contract administration, contract dispute processes and alternative dispute resolution across a wide range of construction projects, from complicated top-end projects and significant PPPs to luxury residential developments.

"Further advancing our expansion in Sydney, Michael’s is a notable appointment for Gadens.  He will be an excellent addition to the substantial strength of our large and very strong Property, Construction & Planning Group. Michael will play a valuable role in our construction team’s ongoing growth and development, as well as contributing to the enhancement of our profile in the Sydney market in particular”, concluded Mr Scott-Hayward.

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About Gadens

Gadens is a leading, independent Australian top 10 law firm with over 700 people, including 93 partners. The firm regularly undertakes highly complex and day-to-day legal matters for a wide range of clients. These include major Australian and multi-national organisations – Gadens is advisor to more than a quarter of the Top 200 companies listed on the ASX – as well as small to medium sized businesses.

Well regarded for our specialist, market-leading practices, we work with clients across a number of industry specialisations. Our significant breadth and depth of expertise encompasses banking and finance, corporate advisory and tax, dispute resolution, employment advisory, government, intellectual property and technology, private clients, property and construction, planning and environment, recovery and insolvency.


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