Corrs Chambers Westgarth, Australia’s leading independent law firm, is pleased to announce the appointment of prominent Corporate lawyer Kon Mellos to the partnership, in a move that will enhance the firm’s offering to institutional investors and further strengthen its Corporate practice.

Based in Melbourne, Kon joins Corrs from Herbert Smith Freehills where he had founded that firm’s private equity practice in Australia, with a focus on venture capital and private equity investment.

Kon is recognised as a leading corporate and governance lawyer with a focus on representing financial institutions in their investment transactions and fundraising activities. He is well-known for his work for private equity, investment funds, mergers and acquisitions and leveraged buyouts. He has been named Lawyer of the Year for Funds Management by Best Lawyers in Australia and was a noted practitioner for investment funds in the most recent edition of Chambers & Partners.

He has also been the recipient of Outstanding Achievement Award by the Australian Private Equity and Venture Capital Association, a group he has advised extensively on various industry and policy initiatives.

“Kon’s appointment helps drive a world-class institutional investment practice, which meets the end-to-end needs of our investment clients,” said Corrs Partner and CEO John W.H. Denton AO.

“Kon’s breadth of experience and deep expertise advising superannuation funds, sovereign wealth funds and fund managers on fund formation, M&A and investment transactions across private equity, venture capital, infrastructure, real estate, private debt and other asset classes, fits into our firm’s comprehensive offering for both domestic and international institutional investment clients.”

“Our clients will continue to benefit from the expertise provided by the private equity, investment, asset class, regulatory, M&A, tax, superannuation and infrastructure specialists in our Corporate team, which is a vital contributor to our reputation as one of the world’s leading independent law firms,” Mr Denton said.

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