Squire Patton Boggs is pleased to announce that Graeme Slattery has been appointed managing partner of the firm’s Sydney office. The managing partner role transitions to Mr. Slattery from Campbell Davidson and coincides with the 10-year anniversary of Squire’s launch in Sydney.
“Our Sydney office is an important part of our global offering to clients, as is our broader practice across Australia,” said Chair and Global CEO Mark Ruehlmann. “Since launching a decade ago, our growth has been steady and focused on developing a diverse practice, hiring talented people and building a strong culture. I would like to express my gratitude to Campbell for his leadership as our founding managing partner in Sydney and thank Graeme for taking on this important role as we move into our next phase of growth.”
Mr. Slattery is highly regarded commercial litigator and now leads Australia’s litigation practice. Over many years, he has represented clients in complex corporate commercial disputes, public and administrative law matters, and regulatory investigations and prosecutions, having achieve many notable outcomes for his clients.
He commented: “Under Campbell’s leadership our Sydney office has grown and developed with a focus on assisting domestic and international clients with high value legal work over a broad range of legal needs. I look forward to continuing this process by further expanding and building upon our existing successes as the office embarks on the next stage of its development.”
Tony Chong, office managing partner, Perth and head of the firm’s Australian corporate practice and Asia desk said: “Having worked closely with Graeme both as a colleague and on client matters, I have seen first-hand the enthusiasm, ability and commitment to the firm’s values that he will bring to his leadership role in Sydney.”
Mr. Davidson said: “Our Sydney office opened 10 years ago with one partner and three employees and has expanded to include practitioners handling M&A and capital market transactions, litigation, employment, international arbitrations, financial services, infrastructure, construction and real estate matters for a range of global and domestic clients. I am confident that Graeme’s expertise and energy will position our office for its next stage of growth.”