Hamilton Locke appoints new corporate partner

Hamilton Locke further strengthens its corporate team with the appointment of new partner, James Delesclefs.

James specialises in private M&A transactions and brings a wealth of international and domestic expertise, having advised clients for the last 17 years on many of the largest transactions in London, New York, Paris and Sydney, together with many other transactions throughout the mid-market value range. James joins Hamilton Locke from PwC and was also previously a partner at Corrs Chambers Westgarth and Kirkland & Ellis International LLP.

James’ principal practice areas include advising on sell side and buy side private M&A, inbound investment regulation, the full acquisition/ sale transaction lifecycle (with ongoing operational matters), shareholder arrangements (including management equity plans), group restructurings, recapitalisations and fundraisings, in each case predominantly for private equity sponsors, their portfolio companies or management.

Hamilton Locke’s Managing Partner, Nick Humphrey, said, “James’ appointment provides increased depth and breadth to our corporate practice and strengthens Hamilton Lock’s position as a leader in private equity transactions. We’re very pleased to welcome James to the firm”.

Commenting on his decision to join Hamilton Locke, James said, “I’m delighted to join a firm on a focused, independent platform with deep expertise and a strong market presence in transactions throughout the capital structure and valuation range, well aligned to the trend of domestic and international private equity firms’ interests in the Australian market”.

James’ appointment brings Hamilton Locke’s total partner count to 14, and 50 lawyers and staff nationwide.

About Hamilton Locke

Hamilton Locke is a multi-award winning full service corporate and commercial law firm covering M&A, property, banking, restructuring, funds management and litigation. With talent from some of the top law firms globally, we believe in the relentless pursuit of success for our clients and that is why we have grown an organisation of energised people, propelled by class leading technology, who are freed up from bureaucracy and administration to really focus on doing what they do best – solving complex client problems.