News | Gadens appoints John Kettle to Melbourne and Sydney partnership
6 October 2023
Gadens announces that John Kettle has joined Gadens’ partnership in the corporate team in Sydney, where he will lead our international group and energy and infrastructure practice.
John has over 25 years’ experience from Ireland, the UK, the EU and Australia in cross-border transactional and advisory work, energy and regulated industries. He has for a long time been a recognised leader in energy and other industry sectors and practices.
John frequently advises multinationals, significant Australian corporates and entrepreneurs, private equity and investment funds, corporate advisers, government, not-for-profits and international law firms and intermediaries on strategic matters concerning the Australian market, often in a ‘quarter-back’ role.
He is also one of three part-time members of the Australian Clean Energy Regulator, was formerly a board director of Elliott Green Power (Elliott Group’s Australian renewables portfolio from development through to divestment), has lectured on competition law at the University of Queensland and is a past Chair of the International Bar Association’s Public Law Committee. He is a frequent speaker and author on issues relevant to his practice interests.
John has a clear rationale for joining Gadens:
“I have always been ambitious for my clients and relationships, which is always best served by working with similarly aligned people. Gadens’ ambition aligns with my own in offering an independent and comprehensive national platform with established strengths in corporate, regulatory, financial markets, disputes and urban infrastructure.
“This geographic breadth and resilience will allow us to focus intently on what I believe will drive the Australian economy into the future – energy, digital business and infrastructure, enabling us to better support our clients.
“This is what we intend to do.”
Mark Pistilli, Gadens CEO, takes the view that John joining our Gadens Sydney office is one further step in Gadens’ ambition to be recognised as a leading Australian law firm: “In addition to leading in the local market, Gadens needs to understand and represent capital flows into Australia. John will help us connect with the sources of that capital, especially in sectors critical to Australia’s future economy. He is a high calibre lawyer who is recognised outside of Australia as well as within it, and we look forward to seeing the impact he can make in a bigger and broader reaching law firm.”