Gilbert + Tobin has announced the evolution of its leadership model following Danny Gilbert’s decision to transition from Managing Partner to a new role.

From July 2023, Danny Gilbert will transition from Managing Partner to Chairman.
Current partner and Chief Operating Officer, Sam Nickless, will become Chief Executive Officer and partner and Board Member Tim Gordon, will become Executive Partner, in addition to his continuing Corporate Advisory practice.

Danny, Sam and Tim will work closely with partners to continue to grow the performance and standing of the firm in the Australian market and in the Australian community more generally.  

Long-term partner Bill Spain will continue as a Board Member and as Chair of the Remuneration Committee.

“Earlier this year we instigated a process to evolve our leadership model when I informed our partners of my plans from July 2023”, said Danny Gilbert, “I am very pleased with the outcome the partnership has reached. Tim has been with G+T since he was a junior lawyer and lives and breathes our culture. He will bring new and fresh perspectives from the coalface as a leading corporate partner to our leadership team. Sam and I have worked together closely in the management of the firm every day since he joined G+T in 2015. This new model, together with the many highly talented partners we have in the firm, will serve us very well.”

About Gilbert + Tobin

Gilbert + Tobin is a leading Australian law firm, advising clients on their most significant corporate transactions, regulatory matters and disputes. We provide commercial and innovative legal solutions for ASX 100 leading companies, major infrastructure and services providers as well as government and public authorities across Australia and around the world.

Gilbert + Tobin was named Law Firm of the year for Corporate Law and Mergers & Acquisitions Law in Best Lawyers 2022, Financial Times Innovative Lawyers Awards APAC 2022: Most Innovative Change Maker, Law Firm of the Year in the 2021 Australasian Law Awards and Transaction Team of the Year at The Australian Law Awards 2021. 

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