The founding partners of Hogan Lovells’ Australian offices, husband-and-wife team Tim and Nicky Lester, have left the firm to launch a corporate advisory firm.

The Lesters joined the transatlantic firm from Australian firm Allens in 2015 to launch its offices in Sydney and Perth, Australia. After both offices opened, Tim led the Australia corporate finance practice from Perth while Nicky headed up the Australia banking and finance practice from Sydney.