Jones Day bolsters its international arbitration team with new hires in Australia
A team from Quinn Emanuel joins Jones Day in Australia to build its global dispute capabilities
Jones Day, one of the top 10 US law firms, has announced new additions to its international arbitration team in Australia in wake of the need to strengthen its global dispute capabilities.
The firm has hired a team of global disputes lawyers in Perth from Quinn Emanuel.
The new hires include Counsel Debra Osborn and Associates Pierce McMahon, Reece McMahon and Adam Rompotis. They have been reunited with partner Michael Lundberg who left Quinn Emanuel for Jones Day's global disputes practice in May this year.
Greg Shumaker, global disputes practice leader at Jones Day termed Osborn and her colleagues as accomplished practitioners in international arbitration. This is an area "where our clients are experiencing greater need for experienced legal counsel," Shumaker said, adding that the team boosts the firm's disputes capabilities in Australia and the wider Asia Pacific region.
Osborn's practice includes all forms of dispute resolution covering superior court litigation, domestic and international commercial arbitration, expert determination, adjudication and mediation.
Osborn specialises in working on complex disputes across sectors including energy and resources, building and construction, agribusiness, trade practices and competition, professional negligence, IP and state taxes. She has appeared in the High Court of Australia, the Federal Court of Australia, the Supreme Court of Western Australia and the State Administrative Tribunal, as well as ICC, SIAC and UNCITRAL international commercial arbitrations.
Pierce McMahon has acted for clients in a broad range of areas including large and complex disputes arising in the energy and resources sector, contentious corporate matters and disputes in the building and construction industry.
Pierce's brother Reece McMahon has experience in a range of commercial litigation matters in the Supreme Court of Western Australia and the Federal Court of Australia. He has also worked in international arbitrations under the ICC and UNCITRAL Rules and in adjudication applications under state security of payment legislation, including the WA CCA and NT SOPA.
Adam Rompotis has experience in complex commercial litigation and dispute resolution, especially in energy and resources, corporate, M&A and banking and finance disputes. He has appeared in the Supreme Court of Western Australia, the Federal Court and the Full Federal Court of Australia, as well as having carriage of matters in the WA Court of Appeal, and tribunals including the Administrative Appeals Tribunal and the Australian Takeovers Panel.
Rompotis was in the past associate with a Justice of the High Court of Australia.
"We are pleased to welcome this team of attorneys to the Perth office and look forward to their contributions to our work here in serving our clients' needs for high-stakes litigation and arbitration counsel," Chris Ahern, partner-in-charge for Jones Day's Australia/Japan region, said.
According to him, ever since Jones Day launch in Australia in 2006, its global disputes practise has been a key contributor to the firm's growth in the region over the past 15 years.