Australia’s leading independent law firm, Corrs Chambers Westgarth, is proud to announce the promotion of five exceptional lawyers to its partnership, enhancing the firm’s capabilities for clients across key practice areas.

The new partners are Felicity Saxon, Corporate Advisory (Sydney); Natalie Bryant, Property and Infrastructure (Sydney); Stephanie Gallagher, Litigation (Brisbane); Arvind Dixit, Intellectual Property, Technology & Competition (Melbourne); and Chris Horsfall, Construction (Melbourne).

Partner and CEO of Corrs, John W.H. Denton AO, said: “The promotion of these talented individuals to partner is due recognition of their dedication to excellence in law, focus on delivering the highest level of client service, generosity of spirit and dedication to teamwork.

“All are known for their appetite for innovation and ability to listen to, support and guide their clients. I am confident they will further enrich and deepen their already significant client relationships and continue to apply their passion to deliver the best possible commercial outcomes for them.”

The promotions were effective from 1 January 2018.

Felicity Saxon – Corporate Advisory, Sydney
Felicity joined Corrs in December 2010 after working a number of years at another independent Australian law firm. From September 2012 Felicity spent approximately 3 years working on AMP Limited’s strategic transactions as a Senior Legal Counsel before returning to Corrs in October 2015. Felicity has experience across a range of corporate transactions and advisory work including public and private M&A, capital markets, joint ventures and restructures. She also has extensive experience advising on governance issues, directors’ duties, employee incentive schemes and general commercial and contract law. Felicity has acted for a variety of our key clients including a leading global private equity firm, a Middle Eastern Sovereign Wealth Fund, JustKapital Limited, AZ NGA, AMP Limited, Challenger Limited, eBay, Perpetual, IOOF and BNY.

Natalie Bryant – Property & Infrastructure, Sydney
Natalie joined Corrs as a summer clerk in 2003 and commenced as a solicitor in 2006. Natalie has acted on some of the largest and most iconic property developments and urban renewal projects of the last decade and has expertise in all aspects of residential, commercial, retail, industrial and mixed use developments. Her work includes acting on property acquisitions and disposals, structured title developments and development agreements and joint ventures. Natalie acts for some of Australia’s leading property developers, including Mirvac, Frasers, Stockland, Toga Group and Loftex. Natalie also works together with government departments to achieve development goals.

Stephanie Gallagher – Litigation, Brisbane
Stephanie joined Corrs in 2013, after eight years at the Bar and three years as a partner of Tress Cox Lawyers, with more than 26 years’ experience in acting for health care providers, health regulators and medical defence organisations. Stephanie has broad legal experience in the health industry in relation to the regulation of health care providers, health care claims, coronial inquests and health policy. Stephanie has acted for a variety of clients including Queensland Health, Hospital and Health Services and health regulatory boards.

Arvind Dixit – Intellectual Property, Technology & Competition, Melbourne
Arvind joined Corrs as a Graduate Lawyer in 2005. He advises public and private sector clients on the legal and commercial aspects of IT and technology contracting, protection of IP rights, internet law, privacy, data protection and cyber security. Arvind’s area of specialisation is complex technology procurement as well as technology dispute resolution work. He acts for a variety of our clients including Medibank, nbn, News Limited, the State of Victoria, Facebook and REA. Arvind also Co-Chairs the firm’s India Country Focus Group, and has played a significant role in developing the firm’s reputation as a leading advisor in relation to cross border transactions between India and Australia.

Chris Horsfall – Construction, Melbourne
Chris joined Corrs in 2014 and has acted for a variety of clients including Origin Energy, Macquarie, CPB Contractors, Lendlease Engineering and McConnell Dowell. Chris has extensive experience in the area of construction dispute resolution across a wide range of major infrastructure and engineering projects. Chris brings to his legal work his engineering expertise and experience as a mechanical engineer, having previously had design involvement in construction projects across the Australia-Pacific region and Europe before entering law.