Clifford Chance Perth partner and global oil and gas group co-head Tracey Renshaw has left the firm to join DLA Piper’s London office – the latest in a string of partner exits from the Magic Circle firm in Australia in recent years.

A corporate lawyer, Renshaw specialises in mergers and acquisitions in the oil and gas and mining sectors. In 2017, she represented Anglo-Dutch oil giant Royal Dutch Shell Plc on a $250 million sale of its Australian aviation business to Melbourne-based oil refiner and marketer Viva Energy Pty Ltd. At Clifford Chance, she led the oil and gas group with London partners Alexandros Panayides and Graham Phillips.