Hamilton Locke Recognised in Chamber and Partners 2024 Asia-Pacific and FinTech Guides

Chambers and Partners has recognised Hamilton Locke in its 2024 Asia-Pacific Guide and FinTech Guide.

Chambers and Partners is a globally recognised legal research organisation dedicated to identifying, ranking and providing insights into the world’s leading law firms and legal professionals. With a reputation for impartiality, Chambers and Partners conduct extensive research through in-depth interviews with lawyers, clients, peers and industry experts.

Hamilton Locke has been recognised in the following categories:

Asia Pacific Guide

Fintech Guide

In the 2024 Asia-Pacific Guide, our Restructuring and Insolvency practice continued to be ranked for a third year and moved up to Band 4 in Restructuring/Insolvency. Clients appreciated the team’s expertise and noted that, “Hamilton Locke has practical experience in complex financings, restructurings and cross-border structures”. Another client commented, “They are extremely bright and entrepreneurial but without the ivory tower”.

Our Funds and Financial Services practice maintained their Band 4 rank for Financial Services Regulation. Clients applauded the team’s efficiency and stated, “The firm has a range of specialists who can collaborate on complex matters, allowing for complete advice from one source”. Another client commented, “The team provides advice that is cognisant of the complex nature, business context and risk“.

Additionally, our Funds and Financial Services practice has been newly ranked in Band 4 for Investment Funds. Clients commended the team’s “wealth of experience” and appreciated their “good team structure and support”.

Our Corporate M&A practice ranked for the third consecutive year in Band 6 for Corporate/M&A. Our team also maintained a Band 5 ranking for the second year in a row in Private Equity. Clients noted that “The team provides exceptional client service, being incredibly detailed and accurate on technical advice“. One client stated, “The M&A team has the experience and understanding of the local market and M&A norms that we need.” Another client noted our team’s “outstanding advice, service and responsiveness“.

Hamilton Locke’s newly appointed Partner and Head of ESG, Michael Tooma, maintained his Band 1 ranking in Health & Safety. One client stated, “Michael is an extremely astute and commercially savvy operator. In my view, there is no one better for workplace health and safety matter management in Australia.”

Our Head of Finance, Zina Edwards continued to be ranked for the third year in a row and moved up to a Band 3 in Restructuring/Insolvency. Clients recognised Zina’s pragmatic approach to work and commented, ‘She leads her team from the front, resulting in accurate drafting and structuring first time and on time. Zina isn’t afraid to take the time to pick up the phone to understand client problems and pioneer tailored solutions to these problems.”

Hamilton Locke Partner Nicholas Edwards maintained his Band 4 rank for the third consecutive year in Restructuring/Insolvency. Clients noted, “Nick is a creative thinker and is able to come up with complex solutions cost-effectively”.

Jaime Lumsden, Funds and Financial Services partner maintained her Band 4 rank in Financial Services Regulation. One client highlighted, “Jaime is great to work with. She is clear, precise, analytical and commercially aware”.

In the 2024 Fintech Guide, Hamilton Locke maintained its Band 2 ranking in FinTech Legal. Clients recognised our deep industry knowledge and expertise in emerging areas and noted, “Hamilton Locke has a good understanding of the market and access to a broad range of experts across legal areas. The team is always very responsive, has a pragmatic approach and meets its provided time frames”.

Our Partner and Financial Services Sector Lead, Charmian Holmes, was ranked for the fifth year running as a Band 2 practitioner. Recognised for her expertise, one client stated, “Charmian is truly a leader in FinTech and InsurTech”.

To read our Chambers Asia-Pacific Guide ranking, click here.

To read our Chambers FinTech Guide ranking, click here.


Partner, Head of ESG

Partner, Head of Funds and Financial Services

Partner, Head of Finance

Partner, Head of Restructuring & Insolvency