Baker & McKenzie has appointed Rowan McMonnies as a competition partner in the firm’s Sydney office. McMonnies brings 15 years of local and international experience, having held senior positions at other top tier law firms and the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission where he was a Director in the Mergers Branch and a principal lawyer advising the Enforcement and Compliance Division. He specialises in merger clearance, ACCC investigations and enforcement, and competition law advisory work.

Withers has expanded its Asian corporate practice with the hire of  Matthew Egerton-Warburton as partner. He joins from Hong Kong-based law firm King & Wood Mallesons where he was a counsel in their corporate and securities practice. Warburton brings a wealth of experience in advising on cross-border M&A, joint ventures, private equity, capital markets, fund formation and general commercial law across a wide range of industry sectors. His clients include sovereign wealth funds, state-owned enterprises, insurance companies, investment and retail banks, hedge funds, private equity funds, issuers, underwriters and corporates. Warburton also has extensive cross-border experience and has conducted transactions in Southeast Asia, Mongolia, Turkmenistan, South Africa, Tanzania, Argentina, Australia, Canada, UK and the US. He formerly worked with Cleary Gottlieb in New York and Hong Kong as well as Allens in Sydney. He is admitted to practice law in Hong Kong, NSW (Australia) and New York.

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