04 February 2019

KWM strengthens Perth offering with two new partner appointments

King & Wood Mallesons (KWM) is continuing to grow its Perth office and strengthen its Real Estate and Dispute Resolution practices with the appointment of Carl Black and Sam Dundas to the Perth partnership.

Carl has a strong track record advising both public and private sector clients on high-profile real estate developments, and managing portfolios for large commercial property developers and asset owners in WA and overseas.

Specialising in dispute resolution and insolvency, Sam acts for clients in complex commercial disputes and all aspects of administrations, receiverships and liquidations.

Carl joins from Squire Patton Boggs and Sam joins from HWL Ebsworth. 

Both Carl and Sam have deep relationships and broad experience across a range of sectors including Hospitality & Leisure, Energy & Resources, Real Estate, Aviation & Transport, and Financial Institutions, which will complement the existing capability within the Perth partnership and support our diverse client base in this market

“We are seeing the Perth market expanding significantly and we are delighted to be adding specialist expertise in this phase of the market. We are fortunate to have very strong national and international practices and the appointments of Carl and Sam will strengthen further our integrated east-west and north-south offering,” John Naughton, Partner in Charge, Perth, KWM.

Commenting on Carl’s appointment KWM’s Managing Partner Projects & Real Estate, Craig Rogers said:

“We look forward to welcoming Carl as we further strengthen our Real Estate capability in Perth and add to our pre-eminent national practice as well as support our Asian clients looking to invest into the WA commercial property sector.”

Commenting on Sam’s appointment KWM’s Managing Partner Dispute Resolution, Peter Pether said:

“Sam will bring additional breadth to our Dispute Resolution practice, strengthening our litigation expertise in the local and regional market as well as additional bench-strength to the firm’s market-leading Restructuring and Insolvency practice.”

Both Carl and Sam will join KWM in February 2019.

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