Colin Biggers & Paisley announces new special counsel

31 October 2017
Colin Biggers & Paisley is pleased to announce the appointment of special counsel, Hamish Ratten who has joined the legal practice's growing corporate and commercial team in Melbourne.

Hamish has over 11 years' experience working in investment management, commercial and corporate law. His most recent position was with ASIC where he was involved in the regulation and oversight of the investment management industry, as well as advising ASIC and other government bodies on international financial services regulatory matters. 

He specialises in investment management and financial services regulation and provides additional expertise for the team in servicing our funds management, property and non-bank lending clients.

Head of the Corporate and Commercial team Jon Meadmore, said that Hamish's addition to the team was a strategic move for the practice.

"Hamish brings with him significant experience working with fund managers and financial service providers on public and private fund establishment, portfolio management and investment advisory arrangements. This is an area of our practice that is continuing to grow and Hamish will be a great asset to our team."

Explaining why he chose to move to Colin Biggers & Paisley, Hamish said, 

"I am delighted to be joining a practice that is so highly regarded in the corporate and commercial space. I am particularly looking forward to working with the team, and continuing to grow the practice over the coming years."

This follows a number of other notable hires for the practice including special counsel Steven Lurie and senior associate Timothy Coghlan, and the promotion of Patrick Cavanagh to senior associate in the insurance group. 

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Colin Biggers & Paisley was founded over a century ago. Today we are a legal practice with 70 partners and 470 employees. We are highly regarded for our expertise in construction, insurance, property, government, commercial litigation and dispute resolution, banking and finance, corporate and commercial, employment and safety, planning and environment, restructuring and insolvency, transport and logistics. We act for major corporations, financial institutions, insurance companies, government departments and individuals. We have both the capacity and the expertise to deliver on complex national and multinational projects.

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