Baker & McKenzie will add corporate lawyer Peter Ickeringill as a partner in its Melbourne office. A former general counsel of the Daily Mail and General Trust Group, Ickeringill has advised on major M&As, particularly in the manufacturing, media and financial services sectors, for more than 30 years. He has been based in some of the world’s major commercial centres, including London, Hong Kong, Beijing and Melbourne, where he has been a partner of first-tier law firms and also a director and general counsel for one of the largest global media groups. Ickeringill’s most recent deals include the establishment of Orora Group and its demerger by scheme of arrangement from Amcor, Sinopec’s acquisition of joint venture interests in the East Timor Sea from AED Oil, the establishment of Daily Mail Australia by joint venture between DMGT, Nine Entertainment and Mi9, and the acquisition of Nova Entertainment by interests associated with Lachlan Murdoch.

Squire Patton Boggs has added Brendan Reilly as a construction partner in the firm’s Perth office. Previously partner and head of construction and infrastructure at Allion Legal, Reilly has over 15 years of experience advising on construction and infrastructure projects from a contentious and non-contentious perspective, particularly in the mining, energy, transport and infrastructure sectors. He has acted for both owners and contractors on projects in Australia, Europe, the Middle East, India, Africa and parts of South East Asia. Reilly also has in-house experience gained from senior corporate counsel roles at John Holland Group and Hancock Prospecting.

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