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Firm Profile

Corrs Chambers Westgarth

Firm Profile


  • Profile
  • Level 17
  • 8 Chifley Square
  • Sydney
  • New South Wales
  • Australia
  • NSW 2000

Firm profile submitted by Corrs Chambers Westgarth

Chairman: Stephen Price
Chief Executive Officer & Senior Partner: Gavin MacLaren 
Number of partners: 120
Number of lawyers: 600+
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

Corrs Chambers Westgarth is Australia’s leading independent law firm, with strong international alliances. The firm is recognised for its innovation, quality advice and client-driven approach. Through key partnering relationships in the Asia-Pacific and globally, Corrs is able to pursue strategic outcomes for corporations and government, both 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 Papua New Guinea, 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, International Project Finance Association.

With more than 600 lawyers, including 120 partners, Corrs advises across the full suite of legal services. The firm has a strong history spanning more than 150 years. Corrs is consistently recognised for its involvement in award-winning deals, and as an employer of choice.
Examples of leading deals include:
■ Advising a consortium of Macquarie Capital Group Ltd and Brookfield Asset Management Inc, on its acquisition of the Australian oil and gas assets of Apache Corporation for US$2.1 billion
■ Advising Australia’s largest freight rail operator, Aurizon, on the PPP for the development and operation of the AU$1.5 billion Moorebank Intermodal Terminal, which, once developed, will be the largest integrated warehouse rail terminal precinct in Australia
■ Advising Apollo Global Management on its AU$1.075 billion 50/50 investment partnership with the newly combined operation and maintenance services businesses of Thiess Services and Leighton Contractors Services 
■ Advising Leighton Contractors Pty Limited, Australia’s construction market leader, in an investor class action arising out of the financial failure of the RiverCity Motorway Project
■ Acting for the Commonwealth Government in claims against global and domestic pharmaceuticals in relation to payments on the pharmaceutical benefits scheme
■ Adviser to the $7 billion Roy Hill iron ore venture, a 55 million tonne per annum iron ore mining, rail and port project being developed in the Pilbara region of Western Australia
■ Advised QGC, a BG Group company now owned by Shell, in relation to the AU$23 billion Queensland Curtis LNG Project at Gladstone. QCLNG is the world’s first coal seam gas (CSG) to liquefied natural gas (LNG) project
■ Acted as lead competition advisor to global energy major BP in its transformational and highly-contentious acquisition of Woolworths’ entire Australian national network of retail service station sites and a network of development sites
■ Advised Vodafone, the second-largest mobile operator globally, in its deal with Ericsson, Cisco and f5 in an industry-leading move to virtualise its network


  • Level 25,
  • 567 Collins Street,
  • Melbourne,
  • Victoria
  • Australia
  • VIC 3000
  • Tel +61 3 9672 3000
  • Fax +61 3 9672 3010
  • Email : [email protected]
  • Level 42,
  • One One One Eagle St,
  • 111 Eagle Street,
  • Brisbane,
  • Queensland
  • Australia
  • QLD 4000
  • Tel +61 7 3228 9333
  • Fax +61 7 3228 9444
  • Email : [email protected]
  • 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 : [email protected]
  • Level 2, MRDC Haus,
  • Port Moresby,
  • National Capital District
  • Papua New Guinea
  • 111
  • Tel +675 303 9800
  • Fax +675 321 3780
  • Email : [email protected]