Colin Biggers & Paisley is delighted to announce the appointment of partner, Michael Bracken, who has joined the legal practice's growing corporate and commercial team.

Michael has an extensive corporate advisory, transaction and regulatory practice with a particular focus on financial services, banking and payments, insurance, reinsurance, capital markets, health funds and mutuals.

He has more than 30 years' experience providing corporate and commercial legal advice as well as regulatory and governance advice, with a particular focus on the insurance, financial services and health fund industry sectors. He also has experience dealing with regulators, including ASIC, APRA and the ASX.

Michael's appointment follows a period of growth for the corporate and commercial practice, which also recently welcomed partner Toby Norgate to its team in Melbourne. 

Nick Crennan Managing Partner of Colin Biggers & Paisley, has welcomed Michael and said his expertise will add depth to the corporate and commercial practice in Sydney.

"Colin Biggers & Paisley's corporate and commercial practice has grown substantially over the past five years, from a team of 38 lawyers to a team of 62. Michael expertise, particularly in financial services and the health sector will help us meet growing client demand."

Michael said he was delighted to be joining Colin Biggers & Paisley's corporate and commercial team.

"I've been watching the development of Colin Biggers & Paisley for some time, particularly in the corporate and commercial space. I've been impressed by the growth of the practice and by the high caliber of people and clients it attracts. I'm really looking forward to collaborating with the team to provide commercially pragmatic legal solutions and strategic industry insights to assist clients with the management of complex commercial issues which impact on them on a daily basis."

For more information please contact Linda Branton on 02 8281 4594 or linda.branton@cbp.com.au.

About Colin Biggers & Paisley

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.

Colin Biggers & Paisley is based in Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney. Through our growing Middle East Practice and our affiliation with ADVOC Asia, ADVOC International, ADVOC Europe and ADVOC Latin America, we are able to offer access to quality legal advice around the globe.

We launched the Colin Biggers & Paisley Foundation in 2015, with a core focus on promoting and protecting the rights of women and children in Australia and abroad through an innovative mix of pro bono legal services, volunteering and charitable contributions.

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