Leading independent Australian law firm HWL Ebsworth Lawyers has announced that Geoff Stevens will be joining the firm as a partner within its Banking & Financial Services team in Perth.
Geoff joins HWL Ebsworth from Lavan Legal where he was a partner. Geoff first became a partner with that firm in 1997, at which time it was the Perth office of Phillips Fox.
Geoff has a broad banking and finance practice incorporating front end financing transactions, regulatory matters, insolvencies and workouts.
Geoff’s transactional finance experience includes corporate, structured, project and property finance and club and syndicated transactions.
In the insolvency, reconstructions and workouts area, Geoff regularly acts for receivers, liquidators, administrators, banks and borrowers.
Following Geoff’s appointment, HWL Ebsworth’s Banking & Financial Services team consists of 22 partners across its Perth, Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Canberra offices and offers expertise in transactional banking, financial services regulatory, funds management and superannuation.
“At the time of launching our Perth office, we flagged our intention to continue to recruit market leading practitioners to ensure that we offered our clients operating within Western Australia expertise in each of the core areas of law of importance to them” said Juan Martinez, HWL Ebsworth’s Managing Partner. “A talented and highly regarded Banking & Finance offering is critical to our banking and non-banking clients alike, and Geoff Stevens provides us with this“.
“Geoff’s appointment follows our recent Perth based appointments of Erica Hartley in our Workplace Relations and Safety team and Paul Wilson in our Property team. Geoff, Erica and Paul complement the outstanding expertise of the Perth office foundation team from Downings Legal” added Juan.
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