HWL Ebsworth bolsters IT Group with technology partner appointment

11 February 2016

Leading independent Australian law firm HWL Ebsworth Lawyers has announced that Josh Messing has joined the firm as a partner within its Technology, Media and Communications team in Sydney.

Josh has joined HWL Ebsworth from Herbert Smith Freehills where he was a senior associate. Prior to that, Josh was a member of Minter Ellison’s Technology, Media and Telecommunications team for approximately eight years.

Josh brings extensive experience in negotiating strategic outsourcing and IT contracts. His expertise extends to mergers & acquisitions, joint venture arrangements, business process enhancements, distribution agreements, telecommunications projects and general procurement.

Josh’s clients include leading Australian and multi-national organisations operating within a broad range of industries, including telecommunications, information technology, energy and resources, insurance, real estate, media, transport and government.

HWL Ebsworth’s national Technology, Media and Communications team has seen significant growth in recent years and now consists of 17 partners delivering contentious and non-contentious services to clients located in each State and Territory across Australia.

Juan Martinez, Managing Partner of HWL Ebsworth, said “IT and outsourcing is an area of genuine growth for our firm. Josh has played a leading role on some of the most significant and complex transactions in this area in recent years and has an excellent reputation within the industry“.

I am confident that Josh will be a valuable addition to our team as we continue to enhance our technology and communications offering, with a focus on quality in everything that we do” added Juan. “Josh’s appointment reflects the firm’s strategic approach to growth with an unequivocal commitment to the highest standards of integrity, client service and technical capability“.

Note to Editors:

HWL Ebsworth is the largest legal partnership in Australia according to the most recent partnership surveys published by The Australian and the Australian Financial Review.

Following the abovementioned appointment, the firm will comprise 976 staff including: 197 Partners, 467 other legal staff and 312 support staff across offices in nine locations – Adelaide, Alice Springs, Brisbane, Canberra, Darwin, Melbourne, Norwest (North West Sydney), Perth and Sydney.

HWL Ebsworth is an independent, nationally integrated, full service commercial law firm, providing tailored and commercially oriented legal services.

HWL Ebsworth operates a different business model to the other leading national law practices, and this allows us to offer unrivalled value for money without compromising quality and service. Our low ratio of solicitors to partners ensures that our clients receive optimal access to partner resources for all matters.

For further information, please contact:

Russell Mailler, National Marketing Manager (03) 8644 3569 or rmailler@hwle.com.au.

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