Gadens has announced the appointment of financial services specialist Liam Hennessy as a Director in its Litigation and Corporate Recovery team in Brisbane.
Joining from King & Wood Mallesons, Liam’s experience spans over 11 years working in London, Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne (including in-house at National Australia Bank in its disputes team). Liam is a commercially astute, technical lawyer who also sits on the Queensland Law Society’s Banking and Finance Committee.
Liam has acted for clients in numerous court proceedings in the New South Wales, Victorian and Queensland Supreme Courts, the Federal Court and High Court of Australia and also in the United Kingdom High Court. He also has considerable experience acting in arbitral matters and contentious regulatory investigations, in both Australia and the UK.
Recently, Liam has advised financial services firms on the implementation of the Banking Executive Accountability Regime and governance, regulatory and compliance issues in the wake of the Hayne Royal Commission.
Liam’s financial services and litigation expertise complements Gadens’ banking and finance practice. Gadens is one of the few legal firms appointed to the panels of each of the 4 major Australian banks and has a long-standing history of advising not only the major trading banks but also numerous investment banks and other financial institutions.