Ashurst is adding an infrastructure partner to its Sydney office.

Angus Foley, currently a partner with Clayton Utz, will move to Ashurst in July. In April, he advised the government of New South Wales on a $2.76 billion deal which will see a consortium led by state-owned investment fund QIC Ltd. fund the construction of a nine-kilometer motorway tunnel near Sydney.

Foley joined Clayton Utz in 2011 and became a partner the following year. Before that, he was a Sydney-based director of project finance at France’s Crédit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank for three years. He was also previously head of social and corporate infrastructure at the Commonwealth Bank of Australia. Earlier in his career, he worked as an associate at Credit Suisse in Sydney.

Ashurst currently has about 285 lawyers in Sydney. Globally, the London-based firm has over 1,800 lawyers in 16 offices.

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