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Corrs Chambers Westgarth


Corrs Chambers Westgarth - Sydney
  • Level 17
  • 8 Chifley Square
  • Sydney
  • New South Wales
  • Australia
  • NSW 2000
  • Chairman: Teresa Handicott
  • Partner & Chief Executive Officer: John WH Denton
  • Total number of lawyers: 600 plus
  • Languages: Afrikaans, Arabic, Australian sign language, Bangla, Chinese (Cantonese), Chinese (Mandarin), Danish, Dutch, Estonian, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Lebanese Arabic, Macedonian, Malay (Bahasa Malaysia), Persian, Polish, Russian, Spanish, Tagalog (Filipino dialect), Tamil, Thai, Urdu, Vietnamese

Firm Overview:
Corrs Chambers Westgarth is a premium independent law firm based in Australia, with strong international alliances. Its key partnering relationships throughout Asia-Pacific and globally allow the firm to pursue strategic outcomes for corporations and government nationally and across borders. Corrs is committed to providing legal advice grounded in commercial understanding. Moving beyond the traditional legal needs of clients, the firm works to gain an intimate knowledge of wider industry and business issues. Lawyers support clients with market-relevant advice and insight for high level decision making. As one of Australia’s best recognised firms, Corrs is proud of its reputation for excellence. Its lawyers are consistently involved in some of the largest and most significant transactions in Australia and globally. Corrs is ideally placed to meet the needs of clients with cross border transactions and projects. The firm is noted for its extensive involvement in the Asia-Pacific region, including China and India, and has established strong connections with regulators, government, policy makers and trade agencies. Corrs sits at the fore of business and policy development and is focused on facilitating transactions at every level throughout Australia, the Asia- Pacific and internationally. Corrs lawyers further strengthen global ties through the firm’s leading international secondment program.
Memberships: TAXAND, International Bar Association (IBA), Inter-Pacific Bar Association (IPBA), Employment Law Alliance, World Bank & Asia Development Bank, Australasian Forum for International Arbitration (AFIA), International Project Finance Association.

Main Areas of Practice:
With more than 600 lawyers, including 120 partners, Corrs advises across the full suite of legal services. The firm’s breadth of experience allows it to respond decisively for corporate, government and commercial clients across diverse practice areas.
Corrs has a strong history spanning more than 150 years. The firm is consistently recognised for its involvement in award-winning deals, and as an employer of choice.
Examples of leading deals include:
■ Acted for QGC (the Australian business of BG Group) in relation to its groundbreaking US$20.4 billion Queensland Curtis LNG Project. Corrs has played an integral role in the successful development of the project, which is scheduled to export LNG from 2014.
■ Acted in the AU$3.3 billion financial restructuring of Nine Entertainment, one of the largest financial restructurings undertaken in Australia, advising CVC
■ Advised a major global financial conglomerate on Fortescue Group’s $US2.04 billion high-yield bond offering
■ Advised Bauer Media in its acquisition of 100% of ACP Magazines Ltd (Australia and New Zealand’s largest magazine publisher) from Nine Entertainment Co, in the highest profile corporate/M&A mandate for the Australian media magazines sector ■ Key advisor to Fletcher Construction during the development of Wiri Prison, New Zealand’s first major Public-Private Partnership (PPP)

Areas of Practice

  • Banking & Finance
  • Capital Markets
  • China
  • Communications, Media & IT
  • Competition & Regulatory
  • Construction
  • Corporate
  • Employment & Workplace Relations
  • Energy, Mining & Resources
  • Environment & Planning
  • Financial Services
  • Global Regulatory
  • Government
  • Health
  • India
  • Intellectual Property
  • Investment Funds
  • Litigation & Dispute Resolution
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Private Equity
  • Projects & Infrastructure
  • Property & Real Estate
  • Restructuring & Insolvency
  • Tax


  • Level 36 ,
  • Bourke Place,
  • 600 Bourke Street,
  • Melbourne,
  • Victoria
  • Australia
  • VIC 3000
  • Tel +61 3 9672 3000
  • Fax +61 3 9672 3010
  • Email : webmaster@corrs.com.au
  • Level 35 ,
  • Waterfront Place,
  • 1 Eagle Street,
  • Brisbane,
  • Queensland
  • Australia
  • QLD 4000
  • Tel +61 7 3228 9333
  • Fax +61 7 3228 9444
  • Email : eddie.scuderi@corrs.com.au
  • Level 15 Woodside Plaza,
  • 240 St George’s Terrace,
  • Perth,
  • Western Australia
  • Australia
  • WA 6000
  • Tel +61 8 9460 1666
  • Fax +61 8 9460 1667
  • Email : webmaster@corrs.com.au