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Hamilton Locke Appoints Corporate Partner, Benny Sham

Hamilton Locke strengthens its corporate team with the appointment of Benny Sham as a partner joining our recently launched Brisbane office. This brings the firm’s total number of partners to 25, following our recognition as Australia’s fastest growing law firm by the Australian Financial Review.

Benny joins from Jones Day and has over 13 years of professional practice experience advising clients in all areas of general corporate and commercial law, with a particular focus on M&A and equity capital markets transactions.

Benny has extensive experience advising Australian and offshore clients on ASX listings, capital raisings (including initial public offerings and secondary raisings) and public and private M&A transactions. He has worked across a variety of industries, including health sciences, hospitality, fast-moving consumer goods, resources, automotive, and technology.

Complementing his corporate law skillset, Benny also holds a Bachelor of Science and Master of Laws specialising in intellectual property and regularly advises global software and technology vendors, ASX listed companies and various start-ups on a range of intellectual property and technology matters.

Prior to joining Hamilton Locke, Benny worked for global law firm Jones Day and an Australian boutique corporate law firm.  Benny has also previously worked as in-house legal counsel for a leading Australian retail hospitality franchisor.

Nick Humphrey, Managing Partner of Hamilton Locke said: “We are delighted to build our corporate practice and capabilities with the appointment of Benny. Benny’s extensive experience will strengthen Hamilton Locke’s position as a leader in M&A and capital markets transactions, providing our clients with further access to a deep bench of expertise. We are pleased to welcome Benny to the firm”.

This appointment comes as Hamilton Locke’s holding company, Halo Group Holdings recently announced its acquisition of leading regulatory and compliance firm, The Fold Legal. Halo Group is also the holding company of Emerson CoSec, Source and MacMillan Trade Marks. Hamilton Locke now has 71 staff firmwide, and Halo Group has grown to 140 staff groupwide.