Gadens has hired a partner in Sydney.

Tim Lipscombe joins from Ashurst, where he had been a banking and finance partner for about nine years. He handles both cross-border and domestic finance transactions, as well as asset and equipment lease deals.

Lipscombe began his career with Clifford Chance in London in 1998, returning to his native Australia to join the former Blake Dawson in 2002. He was promoted to partner in 2005 and remained at the firm through its 2012 merger with Ashurst.

Gadens has 534 lawyers, including 146 partners, in five national offices, as well as in Singapore and Papua New Guinea.