Australia’s leading independent law firm, Corrs Chambers Westgarth, has announced that Frieda Chan, Franka Cheung, Caitlin Chiu and Kirsty Davis will be promoted to the partnership.

Commenting on the promotions, Corrs Senior Partner and CEO Gavin MacLaren said: “We are delighted to welcome Frieda, Franka, Caitlin and Kirsty to the Corrs partnership. We are confident they will make a great contribution as Corrs partners and look forward to their ongoing success at the firm.”

Frieda Chan: Commercial Litigation and Class Actions, Sydney

Frieda is a commercial litigation and class actions specialist, highly regarded for her experience advising clients in the technology and professional services industries on large-scale and complex matters. Frieda regularly acts for global technology platforms in relation to contentious matters and regulatory investigations, often involving issues concerning consumer protection, competition privacy, and technology. Frieda also has significant experience in class actions and has acted for several professional services firms in their defence of shareholder class actions.

Franka Cheung: Energy & Natural Resources, Brisbane

Franka is a leading energy and resources lawyer with significant experience advising on major project developments, acquisitions and disposals, and corporate and commercial arrangements in the energy and resources sector. Franka has a particular focus on the energy transition, electricity and mining sectors. Her expertise includes advising project sponsors, equity investors, governments and State-owned enterprises (domestic and foreign) and private equity funds.

Caitlin Chiu: Banking & Finance, Melbourne

Caitlin has significant experience advising borrowers and lenders on corporate finance matters, including leveraged finance, acquisition finance and fund finance. She acts for sponsors, senior and mezzanine lenders, super funds and debt funds across a number of sectors on high profile and complex transactions.

Kirsty Davis: Environment & Planning, Sydney

Kirsty is a specialist planning and environment lawyer with significant experience acting for private sector and government clients on major transport infrastructure projects, mining projects, commercial, industrial, and residential real estate projects. She advises on the full suite of environment and planning issues, including planning approval processes and environmental impact assessment, contamination, pollution and waste law, regulatory investigations and prosecutions, compulsory land acquisition and planning and infrastructure agreements.