Sydney – K&L Gates has entered into a new partnership with the Sydney Opera House, Australia's most iconic performing arts centre and tourist destination which is known worldwide as a UNESCO World Heritage-listed site.
As a sponsor of the Opera House, K&L Gates will support the Opera House's philanthropic program known as The Brave, which showcases innovative and emerging work in a range of contemporary programming streams including music, performance, talks and ideas, and visual art. Among the events that form part of The Brave programming is Antidote, the renowned festival of ideas, action and change, from 31 August - 1 September in 2019.
"We are thrilled to be partnering with Sydney Opera House on The Brave," said Nick Nichola, K&L Gates’ Managing Partner, Australia. "The mindset underpinning The Brave is one that our firm shares: Just as the Opera House is focused on being innovative and ground-breaking in selecting the work that is showcased through The Brave, we too are driven to be dynamic and forward-thinking in the way we deliver our legal services. Our clients have always relied on us for technical excellence in the work we do, but we also know they are placing an increasing value on our ability to be practical, insightful and adaptable - even brave - in the way we work and what we can offer to provide them with unparalleled service."
“The Opera House is delighted to welcome K&L Gates as our first corporate partner of The Brave, an initiative that supports challenging and ambitious new works,” said Louise Herron AM, Sydney Opera House CEO. “This exciting new support will help us continue to present world-leading artists and programming and, through that, to deepen our connection with the community more broadly. Partners like K&L Gates play a vital role in enabling the Opera House to do more and reach further.”
Nichola continued: "The experience of visiting the Opera House and witnessing a live performance under its signature sails is truly unique. When performances are particularly thought-provoking, which is what the works enabled by The Brave aim to be, that experience is all the more special. Sydney Opera House is an organisation we are immensely proud to sponsor and work with as a valued client of our firm, and we hope to continue our relationship for years to come."
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.