JWS adds to leading dispute resolution team

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Johnson Winter & Slattery announced this week that Mark Easton, a senior commercial litigation lawyer, has joined the firm as a partner in the Sydney office.

In making the announcement, Managing Partner, Peter Slattery, said the partners were delighted to be adding to the firm’s depth in major litigation capability, “Mark will be a welcome addition to a strong and diverse litigation team – his experience in the infrastructure sector in particular will add to the range of experience we can offer our clients”.

Mark joins JWS from K&L Gates where he acted for Australian and international clients in relation to the strategic management and resolution of complex commercial litigation and disputes across the energy and resources, infrastructure, manufacturing, funds management and real estate sectors.

He brings to JWS significant knowledge and experience in relation to disputes arising from corporate transactions, commercial contracts, joint ventures, resources and infrastructure projects, and intra-company disputes. 

He commented: “I’m delighted to be joining JWS and one of Australia’s leading commercial litigation teams. The firm’s strong focus on quality and client service, and its reputation for handling the most significant transactions and disputes, made it a natural choice.” 

About Johnson Winter & Slattery

JWS is engaged by major Australian and international corporations and investment funds as legal counsel on their most challenging transactions and disputes throughout Australia and surrounding regions.

Our role

Our representation of major corporations in many landmark and transformational deals and complex disputes positions us as a leading independent Australian firm.

Our approach

With an appreciation of our client's commercial needs, we blend legal expertise with commercial and market awareness to deliver high quality legal services. This means working closely with clients and their in-house counsel to understand their commercial objectives, and ensuring our approach is tailored to deliver timely commercial outcomes.

Our difference

Our higher ratio of senior lawyers means clients engage directly with the tactical minds and industry expertise required to succeed in complex and high stakes deals and disputes. A partnership ethos of service, technical excellence and collaboration ensures the most relevant specialist expertise and experience is brought to bear on every assignment.

Media contact

Jessica Mitchell, Business Development Executive
T. +61 2 8247 9627
E. jessica.mitchell@jws.com.au

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