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          DWF Australia doubles banking and finance practice in major expansion

          DWF welcomes Elpis Korosidis and her Melbourne-based team of fifteen. This expansion complements DWF's existing banking and finance expertise.

          Date: 20/06/2019

          DWF, the global legal business, announces another important milestone in the expansion of its business in Australia, with Elpis Korosidis and her team of fifteen people set to join DWF Australia from July 1. 

          Mark Hickey, Chairman of DWF Asia Pacific, commented: “As a result of Elpis and her team joining us, we are now able to offer our global financial service sector clients a truly integrated, national banking and finance practice to better serve them in the rapidly changing world of business. This is our next step towards achieving our strategy of delivering Complex, Managed and Connected Services on a truly global scale”.

          "Elpis Korosidis, said: “We are thrilled to join DWF as it provides the opportunity for us to take the next step in our journey. We have lots of synergies in terms of our ways of working and how we deliver legal services through innovation and our people. Our values and culture, as well as our strongly aligned financial service sector work provide a platform for our future success."

          Ben Burney, Head of Banking and Financial Services, Asia Pacific at DWF added: “This doubles our banking and financial services capability on the East Coast of Australia, as well as our capacity to grow and develop a number of key institutional relationships.”

          In Melbourne tonight, Global CEO, Andrew Leaitherland, joined the DWF Australia team in welcoming clients from across the financial services, insurance and real estate sectors to celebrate the official opening of the legal business’ new Bourke Street offices.

          DWF has grown rapidly in Australia since entering the market in 2017 and now has more than 150 people in Australia, including 27 principal lawyers* and more than 80 other fee earners, across Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Newcastle, providing clients with a range of complex, managed and connected services (including claims management and loss adjusting).


           

          For more information please contact:  

           

          Jacqui Maddock

          + 61 420 331 241 

          jacqui@bluechipcommunication.com.au

           

          * DWF (Australia) is an Incorporated Legal Practice (ILP). Its leading practitioners are known as Principal Lawyers.

           

          Related people

          Mark Hickey

          • Chairman (Asia Pacific)

          Ben Burney

          • Principal Lawyer // Head of Banking & Financial Services