Squire Sanders has significantly expanded its Financial Services Practice Group with the appointment of partner Tom Lennox, who joins the firm’s Sydney office with a team of lawyers from DibbsBarker.
Lennox previously spent 19 years at Mallesons, where he was partner in charge of the firm’s Sydney and Hong Kong offices. He was also the General Counsel and Company Secretary for Allco Finance Group before joining DibbsBarker in 2009.
A structured finance specialist, Lennox has particular experience within the aviation and real estate sectors. His practice complements the firm’s existing M&A, equity capital markets and private equity practices.
Also joining Squire Sanders’ Sydney office are senior associate Kate Prior and associate Abigail Sardinia, who have spent over six years at DibbsBarker. Prior and Sardinia bring considerable experience in structured finance, particularly in the areas of asset finance and project finance.
“With the recent hire of Josh Clarke in Perth and the Lennox team in Sydney, we now have finance capabilities spanning Australia,” said John Poulsen, Australian managing partner of Squire Sanders. “We are looking to expand our services in a number of key areas where we are experiencing client demand. We want to add high-quality lawyers, such as Tom and his team, who share our enthusiasm for a national and international platform and can add value to the services we provide.”
Lennox is the fourth partner to join Squire Sanders in Sydney since the office launched in November 2012, following the arrival of corporate partners Campbell Davidson from Allens and Richard Horton from DLA Piper, and construction partner Avendra Singh from Colin Biggers & Paisley.