Gilbert + Tobin is pleased to announce the appointment of George Varma, who joins the firm as a Partner in the Energy + Resources team in the Perth office on 11 December 2023. His appointment marks the second lateral partner hire this financial year by Gilbert + Tobin in Perth.

George joins from Pinsent Masons where he led their global hydrogen practice. He specialises in renewable energy, infrastructure, mining, oil and gas, CCUS & synthetic fuels and brings extensive experience in the Asia Pacific region. He has particular expertise structuring and delivering greenfield hydrogen and emerging technology projects.

His appointment strengthens the Gilbert + Tobin Perth office, bringing front-end construction expertise, and ensures that clients have access to market leading support locally at every stage of their project’s lifecycle.

Tim O’Leary, Partner in Charge of G+T’s Perth office commented:  

“We are delighted to welcome George to the Energy + Resources team. His appointment is the second strategic lateral hire for the office this financial year and grows the Perth partnership to ten partners. George’s expertise adds a local, front-end construction capability, and enhances our ability to service the full lifecycle of WA-based mining and energy projects. He brings additional firepower to our strong clean energy + decarbonisation offering.”

In joining Gilbert + Tobin, George said:

I am pleased to be joining the Energy + Resources team in Perth. I look forward to assisting WA-based clients with their most complex transactions.

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