Local Melbourne law firm Mills Oakley has lost two of its infrastructure partners to the US firm.
K&L Gates has strengthened its energy, infrastructure and resources practice with appointment of two partners in Melbourne. The two, Luke Westmore and Zac Kerr, join K&L Gates from Mills Oakley. Mr Westmore has more than 16 years of experience working as a projects and infrastructure lawyer in both Australia and the United Kingdom. 'We were attracted to K&L Gates’ fully integrated global platform and expansive reach across five continents,' said Westmore. 'We look forward to leveraging those offerings to our client base.' Mr Kerr concentrates his practice on transport, energy, water, and social infrastructure projects.
'Last year was the biggest year ever for renewable energy construction investment with 2018 expected to exceed that record,' commented Nick Nichola, K&L Gates’ managing partner, Australia. 'Luke’s and Zac’s appointments provide our clients across our global platform access to highly regarded legal advisers with the familiarity of working on renewable energy projects worldwide.'