Media Release | Intellectual property and privacy rising star joins Gadens
10 April 2019
National firm Gadens is excited to
announce that Hazel McDwyer has joined the firm as a partner in our Intellectual
Property and Technology Team. With nearly 20 years of experience, Hazel will
play an important and valuable role in the ongoing expansion and growth of our
Intellectual Property and Technology practice, particularly in Sydney.
Listed in Doyles Guide in 2016 and
2017 as a Rising Star and additionally as a Recommended Lawyer for Intellectual
Property Law in the Asia Pacific Legal 500 directory, Hazel specialises in all
aspects of contentious and non-contentious intellectual property law, including
trade marks, patents, copyright and designs – from brand protection to
enforcement and cross-border issues – along with Australian Consumer Law,
privacy and information technology matters.
Scott-Hayward, Gadens’ Chief Executive Officer said:
“Hazel advises a diverse range
of clients across many industry sectors including construction, fashion,
financial services, FMCG, food and beverage, healthcare, media and
entertainment, pharmaceutical, public sector and technology. Her appointment is
a valuable addition to our Intellectual Property & Technology Team, and
brings the total number of partners in our rapidly expanding Sydney office to 14. Gadens’ growth is
ongoing and we are attracting top quality people.”
on her decision to join Gadens, Hazel said:
has a really strong market profile nationally and excellent client
relationships. I’m really looking forward to joining a strong, growing and
dynamic firm. Gadens in Sydney has seen tremendous growth in the last 18
months, and I’m very excited to be joining the firm at this time. In joining
Gadens and accessing the skills and capabilities in the firm, I see additional
service offerings that will deliver real benefits for my clients”.
“Hazel’s appointment brings additional breadth and depth of capability for our clients in key and developing areas of law, and we look forward to the valued contribution she will make”, concluded Mr Scott-Hayward.
For more information, contact:
Head of Business Development & Marketing
3 9612 8285
415 500 753
Gadens is a leading, independent Australian top 10
law firm with over 700 people, including 95 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 medium-sized and small 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.