G+T named M&A ‘Law Firm of the Year’ in 2019 Best Lawyers

Gilbert + Tobin's reputation as one of the top corporate law firms in Australia continues to grow with the firm named ‘Law Firm of the Year’ for Mergers & Acquisitions and 83% of its partnership recognised in the 2019 edition of Best Lawyers.

The Best Lawyers list is compiled from a comprehensive survey of Australia’s leading lawyers evaluating their professional peers. This year’s list draws from more than 470,000 evaluations highlighting the leading individual lawyers and the nation’s most respected law firms.

The coveted “Law Firm of the Year” awards recognize a single top firm for its work in a specific legal practice area nationwide.

Commenting on the announcement, Neil Pathak, Co-head of M&A/Corporate, said, “We are thrilled to have been named as Law Firm of the Year for Mergers & Acquisitions by the Best Lawyers peer-review survey. It’s a terrific recognition for the all the partners, lawyers and support teams in our M&A/corporate group who have worked hard over the last 12 months servicing our valued clients on market-leading transactions and other interesting matters. Congratulations to the team and thank you to our clients who made this possible.”

Costas Condoleon, Co-head of M&A/Corporate, added, “Our ambition is to be Australia’s leading corporate law firm, advising clients on their most significant transactions. It is an honour to receive this recognition from our peers and a testament to the depth of expertise in our team and our continued focus on achieving our ambition.”

In total, 69 Partners, Special Counsel and Consultants were recognised as leaders across 47 areas of law, including 11 who were named ‘Lawyer of the Year’ in their respective specialities:

Neil Pathak (Private Equity Law)

Costas Condoleon (Corporate Law)

Peter Cook (Private Equity Law)

Craig Semple (Corporate Law)

Dominic Emmett (Insolvency & Reorganisation Law)

Gina Cass-Gottlieb (Regulatory Practice)

John Schembri (Asset Finance Law)

John Williamson-Noble (Venture Capital Law)

Michael Blakiston (Mining Law)

Simon Lynch (Banking & Finance Law)

Peter Waters (Telecommunications Law)

The full survey results were announced in the Australian Financial Review.

More information on Gilbert + Tobin’s market-leading M&A practice is available here.