Ashurst strengthens Transport and Infrastructure team with two new hires

Global law firm Ashurst announces the hire of two new project partners in its market-leading transport and infrastructure group in a move that will expand the firm’s focus on the energy & resources and infrastructure sectors. 

Andrew McCormack – Brisbane

Andrew McCormack is an experienced front-end construction lawyer with extensive experience in the infrastructure sector in Queensland.

Andrew has a broad practice covering transport, infrastructure, resources and property development. He advises clients in both government and the private sector and has 17 years’ experience in the Brisbane market.

He will join Ashurst’s Brisbane office from Corrs Chambers Westgarth, where he has been partner for 9 years.

Chris Campbell – Perth

Chris Campbell specialises in front-end advice on large-scale infrastructure projects.

Chris’ practice covers energy and resources, infrastructure and property development, including major transport and infrastructure projects, PPP funding arrangements, commercial, residential and retail developments, urban regeneration and mining, oil and gas projects.

Chris has been a partner at Corrs Chambers Westgarth in its Perth office since July 2020. His experience extends across the UK, Middle East and both the east and west coast of Australia.

His appointment comes after Ashurst recently announced three new partners, Paul Lingard, Jessica Davies and Miriam D’Souza, as the firm continues to invest in its Perth office.

Angus Foley, Practice Group Head, APAC, transport & infrastructure commented:

“We are thrilled to welcome Andrew and Chris to our Brisbane and Perth offices. Their arrival is a sign of Ashurst’s commitment to consolidating the strength of our already market-leading transport and infrastructure group.”

Andrew McCormack said:

“I am excited to join the Ashurst partnership in the firm’s renowned transport and infrastructure group. There are considerable opportunities for growth in major transport projects in Queensland, including those linked to the forthcoming 2032 Olympic Games. Ashurst’s strong market position in Australia and global platform will provide an exceptional basis from which to expand the practice.”

Chris Campbell said:

“I am delighted to join Ashurst at a time of renewal and growth in the firm’s Perth office. Ashurst’s global reach and strong client base across the energy and resources sectors complements my existing practice and provides opportunities to drive growth by delivering on the full suite of needs for clients.”

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