Gilbert + Tobin has appointed five new partners and one special counsel across a range of practice areas, effective 1 July 2016.

Simon Burns, a leading technology law and complex contracting specialist, with expertise in emerging technologies and data.

Charles Coorey, a competition lawyer with already deep experience in the digital economy.

Anne Cregan, one of Australia’s pre-eminent pro bono lawyers with extensive experience acting for Indigenous Australians, people with disabilities, in public interest work and for not-for-profit organisations.

David Josselsohn, a highly regarded private equity and negotiated M&A specialist with extensive international experience.    

Nirangjan Nagarajah, one of Australia’s sought after M&A lawyers, who has advised on a number of public M&A transactions that have shaped the Australian market.

Rebecca Dunn was also named special counsel in the firm’s pre-eminent intellectual property practice.

Managing Partner Danny Gilbert said Gilbert + Tobin continued to go from strength to strength.

“The promotion of these lawyers reflects their substantial contributions to the firm and their relationships with our clients. All are accomplished lawyers who have an extremely bright future ahead of them.”

These promotions are in addition to the recruitment of four other partners this year: high-profile M&A lawyer Costas Condoleon; former Managing Director and General Counsel Iron ore, Australia at Rio Tinto Philip Edmands; resources and native title litigator Marshall McKenna; and property and construction partner Steven Mackay.