Gadens bolsters corporate practice with new team


National firm Gadens has bolstered its Corporate Advisory Team with the appointment of Robert Tracy and Edward (Ted) Nixey as partners in its Corporate Advisory Group in Sydney. Robert and Ted join Gadens from Henry Davis York, and bring with them a team comprising Breanna Davies (Special Counsel), Michael Fitzpatrick (Lawyer), Julie Beatty and Jodi Griffin (Administrative Assistants).

Robert and Ted's appointments follow the recent announcements that Brett Feltham (Employment Advisory), James Roland (Banking & Finance), Kathy Merrick (Disputes) and Dermott Lynch (Disputes) have also joined Gadens as partners in Sydney.

Grant Scott-Hayward, Gadens’ Chief Executive Officer said:
"The appointment of Robert, Ted and their team is an
excellent addition to our thriving Corporate Advisory Group, which has grown in leaps and bounds over the last five years. Bringing on board a highly-regarded and established team that acts for both domestic and international clients across a wide range of industries further increases the breadth and depth of Gadens' pre-eminent corporate advisory practice".

Commenting on their decision to join Gadens, Robert Tracy and Ted Nixey said:

"Substantially growing the corporate practice is one of Gadens' key strategies, and it's a great opportunity for the team to be a part of and contribute to this goal. We were particularly impressed by the firm’s vision and strategic outlook as a leading independent firm, as well as its strong focus on providing clients with outstanding value. This is a win for us all. Gadens' clients will benefit from the specialist knowledge and experience that the team has to offer, and we'll be in a position to offer our clients the value that comes from being able to access the wide range of services and expertise that currently exist within the firm".

Robert Tracy was Head of the Corporate and M&A Group at Henry Davis York, and brings with him significant expertise spanning corporate transactions, competition and consumer law, in addition to in-bound foreign investment. He is an accomplished and well-respected practitioner, and has extensive expertise in acquisitions and disposals, commercial arrangements, joint ventures, investment structures and capital raisings, as well as corporate governance and directors' duties advice.

Ted Nixey is well-regarded by his clients, and brings considerable Australian and international experience to Gadens from private practice and in-house roles, particularly within the transport and logistics, health and aged care, and technology sectors. He has proven expertise in mergers and acquisitions, primary and secondary capital raisings, corporate restructuring, commercial contracts, joint ventures and corporate governance.

"Advising both private and public companies in Australia and internationally, the team’s cross-section of capabilities and experience will strongly complement our corporate advisory offering, further enhancing our firm’s 'fire-power'. We are extremely pleased that Robert, Ted and their team have joined Gadens and look forward to the valuable contributions they will make for our clients and in further augmenting the high quality profile of Gadens”, 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, restructuring, recovery and insolvency.


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