HWL Ebsworth meets client demand by recruiting energy and resources specialist

12 July 2016

Leading independent Australian law firm HWL Ebsworth Lawyers has announced that it has appointed Graeme Dennis as a partner within its Energy and Resources team.

Graeme joins HWL Ebsworth’s Sydney office from Clayton Utz where he was a partner.

Graeme has advised on the development and acquisition of a range of energy projects, including power stations, gas pipelines, solar PV, energy storage and wind farms.

Graeme is also widely considered to be one of Australasia’s leading specialists in carbon trading, emission permits and energy trading, including the development of energy futures, swaps and hedges.

Graeme’s extensive experience extends to energy market regulation and reform, having advised energy producers and Government departments across Australia on regulatory matters.

Graeme has repeatedly been recognised as a leading lawyer by Doyle’s Guide, Best Lawyers, Chambers Global and Asia and IFLR1000.

Juan Martinez, Managing Partner of HWL Ebsworth, said “the energy market is facing significant challenges at present, however this is a sector in which we will continue to invest. Despite the continued economic uncertainty, the increasing appetite for energy and the need for long-term security of supply provides considerable opportunities for growth for our firm.

Graeme brings specialist industry focus, contacts and experience, and his recruitment further extends the capability of our already strong team.” added Juan.

Graeme has a wealth of knowledge about the industry that goes well beyond providing legal advice, and we are confident that our clients will benefit significantly from this appointment“.

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 1,005 staff including: 199 Partners, 494 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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