Australian firm Gadens Lawyers has added a partner to its banking and finance practice in Perth.
 
Doug Stipanicev joined the firm from the Perth office of Herbert Smith Freehills, where he was a consultant. He was previously a partner at the firm from 1989 to 2010.
 
Though he will join Gadens’ banking and finance group Stipanicev has also worked in other practice areas, including property, projects, and insolvency.
 
Stipanicev first joined Muir Williams Nicholson, which later became Freehills, in 1984. He leaves Freehills just after the firm’s merger with London-based Herbert Smith became official on October 1.
 
Gadens has around 550 lawyers in five offices in Australia and one in New Guinea.
 
Email: tbrennan@alm.com .