Pinsent Masons has recruited banking and finance partner Jeremy King in Melbourne from Australian firm Corrs Chambers Westgarth.
King specializes in project and infrastructure finance. In 2013, he advised Australian coal miner Aspire Mining Ltd. on an agreement with commodities trader Noble Group Ltd. to help fund a railway link in Mongolia.
King joined Corrs in 2011 from the legacy Blake Dawson before its 2012 merger with Ashurst. He was with the legacy Australian firm since 1999, except for a stint at Linklaters in London from 2001 to 2003. He was made partner in 2007. King became chair of Corr’s national pro bono program in 2016.
London-based Pinsent Masons has been expanding its Australia offering since it entered the country in 2015, opening offices in Sydney and Melbourne and led by David Rennick, a former partner and chief executive officer of Australian firm Maddocks. The firm entered with five partners, including two from Maddocks, splitting their time between Melbourne and Sydney.
Last year, the firm opened its third Australian office in Perth with four construction and engineering partners from Norton Rose Fulbright. In the same year, it launched its flexible lawyering service Vario in Australia.
Pinsent Masons now has about 30 lawyers in Australia.