Corrs Chambers Westgarth has further strengthened its intellectual property team with the appointment of David Fixler as partner, based in Melbourne. Rejoining the firm from King & Wood Mallesons, he will focus on patent litigation matters, in which he has significant experience, while also advising clients across the complete range of IP rights. Fixler acts for both domestic and international clients across a wide range of industries and sectors, including pharmaceuticals, mining, water filtration, fast-moving consumer goods, health insurance, IT and steel. He had been with the firm for seven years, before moving to KWM almost two years ago as a senior associate.

Norton Rose Fulbright has hired energy and resources lawyer Shamim Razavi as a corporate and M&A partner in its Sydney office. Razavi will relocate to Sydney from Jakarta, where he currently works for Indonesian associate firm TNB & Partners, with a focus on cross-border transactions involving Asean countries, Korea and Japan. He has extensive experience advising foreign investors in the Asia-Pacific region, across the financial services, technology and energy industries, with a particular focus on oil and gas. His clients include major banks and insurance companies, technology enterprises, private equity houses, hedge funds, energy production interests and offtakers.

Simmons & Simmons has added May Lu as a partner in the firm’s employment practice in Shanghai. She joins from MWE China Law Offices (a strategic alliance with US firm McDermott Will & Emery), where she advised on labour and employment law, investigations and labour arbitrations in China. Lu works closely with multinationals, as well as Chinese clients.

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