Australian corporate law firm Corrs Chambers Westgarth has poached Allen & Overy’s head of debt and projects in Australia as it expands its banking and finance practice.

Adam Stapledon, who will join the firm’s Sydney office as a partner, has more than two decades of experience working with sponsors and lenders in Australia and the Asia Pacific, across project and acquisition finance, infrastructure, energy and resources, and syndicated lending, Corrs said.