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Clifford Chance bolsters litigation practice in Australia

13 May 2016

Clifford Chance bolsters litigation practice in Australia

Top litigator Angela Pearsall to join Clifford Chance in Sydney

Leading international law firm Clifford Chance has strengthened its dispute resolution practice in Australia with the appointment of Angela Pearsall who will commence at the firm on 25 July, 2016.This announcement marks the third lateral partner appointment in Australia in the past twelve months following Litigation partner Jenni Hill and Finance partner Richard Gordon. Angela specialises in complex commercial litigation, class actions and regulatory investigations, and acts for both private and public sector clients.

"Angela Pearsall brings considerable litigation and dispute experience, having led on some of the most significant and high-profile cases recently heard before Australian courts. Her appointment will allow us to build on our excellent record in complex commercial litigation, regulatory investigations and international arbitration for domestic and international clients," said Diana Chang, Sydney Office Managing Partner.

Head of Litigation &Dispute Resolution for Clifford Chance in Asia Pacific Matthew Newick said, "Australia is a very active market for dispute resolution and investigations. We are seeing a high volume of cases with clients looking to achieve the best outcomes as efficiently as possible. This requires innovative thinking, and Angela's appointment provides another layer of depth to our rich pool of talent."

The firm's growing litigation and dispute resolution practice in Australia is part of a global offering and draws on local and international experience to deliver advice in complex disputes and investigations. It offers clients deep experience in commercial litigation, class actions, regulatory investigations, white collar crime prosecutions, international arbitration and maritime disputes in the financial services, oil and gas, energy and resources sectors. Sydney Managing Partner Diana Chang, partner Tim Grave, and Perth based partners Ben Luscombe, Jenni Hill and director of litigation Pat Saraceni are part of the Asia Pacific Litigation and Dispute Resolution team comprising more than 100 fee earners.

With Angela Pearsall's appointment, Clifford Chance now has 16 partners in Australia.