K&L Gates Expands Corporate Practice with Perth Partner Appointment

24 September 2019

Perth – Global law firm K&L Gates welcomes James Clyne as a corporate partner in the Perth office. Clyne joins the firm from Allens.

Clyne advises on both public and private mergers and acquisitions, as well as equity capital markets matters including equity raises and initial public offerings. Clyne's extensive corporate experience includes advising on general corporate governance matters, shareholder activism, contested shareholder meetings and disputed transactions involving consideration by Australia's Takeovers Panel. His practice also encompasses advice on foreign investment and the establishment of debt and structured products.

Clyne works with Australian and multinational clients operating across a range of sectors including minerals, mining services, oil and gas, agribusiness, commodities and finance.

"I am delighted to be joining the partnership at K&L Gates," said Clyne. "I was particularly attracted by the firm's impressive global platform and the opportunity to draw upon its expansive reach across five continents. I look forward to being part of the corporate team and collaborating with colleagues across Australia and internationally to support my clients."

Nick Nichola, K&L Gates' Managing Partner, Australia, stated: "James is an excellent addition to our Perth office and K&L Gates' corporate practice. His deep knowledge of and experience with the market in Western Australia will be of tremendous benefit to both our domestic clients and international entities looking at opportunities in Australia. We are pleased to welcome James to the firm."

Clyne will work closely with members of the firm's energy, infrastructure and resources team across Australia, including partner Matt Baumgurtel who joined the Sydney office at the start of the year. Clyne is the seventh corporate partner to join K&L Gates in 2019, following earlier additions in the Hong Kong, Tokyo, Orange County/Los Angeles and Raleigh offices.


K&L Gates is a fully integrated global law firm with lawyers located across five continents. The firm represents leading multinational corporations, growth and middle-market companies, capital markets participants and entrepreneurs in every major industry group as well as public sector entities, educational institutions, philanthropic organisations and individuals. For more information about K&L Gates or its locations, practices and registrations, visit klgates.com.
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