The former head of the private equity practice at Clayton Utz has left to join the Sydney office of rival Australian firm Corrs Chambers Westgarth.
Philip Kapp specializes in advising on foreign investment in Australia and has advised on a number of major private equity transactions in the country.
Last year, he led a Clayton Utz team that advised Bain Capital on its $1.2 billion acquisition of business software developer MYOB Ltd. In July, Kapp worked alongside a group of Allens lawyers advising Australian investment firm Pacific Equity Partners on its successful bid for Nestlé Australia’s Peters Ice Cream business for an undisclosed amount.
Kapp joined Clayton Utz in 2004 from Minter Ellison, where he had also headed the private equity practice. He previously also served as Australian managing partner for Andersen Legal, the global legal practice of now-defunct accounting firm Arthur Andersen.