Corrs Chambers Westgarth, Australia’s leading independent law firm, adds important depth and strength to its Corporate practice with the appointment of Adam Foreman as partner, based in Sydney.

Adam will be the third new lateral partner to join the firm’s national Corporate, Finance and Tax team in the past few months as the practice continues to build on its success in the market.

“Adam has broad experience leading a range of corporate and M&A transactions - including public and private share and asset acquisitions, restructurings, joint ventures, strategic alliances and equity capital raisings – for domestic and international clients,” according to Corrs Partner and CEO John W.H. Denton AO, “which will blend seamlessly with the skills and expertise of the existing partners in our practice.

“Adam has significant expertise in acting on public takeover bids and schemes of arrangement as well as providing related securities law and regulatory advice in respect of listed companies including assisting clients with ASX, ASIC and Takeovers Panel applications and processes.

“He has had great success in working with new technology and emerging companies, and servicing high growth companies with general corporate and M&A advice, as well as guiding them through fundraising.”

Adam’s long track record in working on transactions in the financial services sector has equipped him with a great technical and commercial understanding of the relevant products and markets in that sector, including across retail banking and asset finance, and the drivers and practices of transactions and M&A.

“His work with media companies has also seen him provide strategic restructuring and M&A advice to a number of different businesses in that industry, while also guiding those clients through the relevant broadcasting and media ownership regulatory laws,” Mr Denton said.

Importantly for the firm, Adam’s previous supporting work on insolvency and restructuring matters – in particular insolvent work-out, administrative proceedings and solvent restructurings by scheme of arrangement – ideally position him to provide additional support for the new team of five partners who joined Corrs recently from Henry Davis York.

“The additional corporate and M&A support Adam can provide that team will be strategically important as they continue to attract new clients and instructions,” Mr Denton concluded.