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Global law firm DLA Piper announces today that leading corporate and M&A lawyer, David Hallam, will join the firm as a partner, based in Melbourne, on Monday 3 August 2015. David joins the firm from Corrs Chambers Westgarth where he was also a partner.

His appointment is the latest in a series of strategic hires made by DLA Piper, most recently including the appointment of 13 corporate lawyers from Perth law firm Hardy Bowen on 1 July, as part of the firm's transformation of its corporate capabilities across the Asia Pacific region.

David is a highly experienced corporate lawyer, advising a diverse range of government and private sector clients on M&A and other major commercial transactions, across the Asia Pacific region, including China. He played the lead legal role in the complex sales of Allco Group’s aviation business and Timbercorp Group’s forestry assets, and has extensive project management expertise coordinating multiple parties on complex negotiations.

DLA Piper Managing Partner in Australia, John Weber, commented: "We're pleased to welcome David Hallam to the firm, particularly at this time of significant expansion as we grow our corporate and transactional capabilities in the region. His broad public and private sector client base complements our diverse global offering to clients, as does his extensive China experience."

DLA Piper Head of Corporate, Asia Pacific, Bryan Pointon, commented: "Following the recent joining of the Hardy Bowen team in Perth, this latest high-calibre appointment demonstrates the vastly expanded corporate capability we are now offering our local and international clients. David's appointment is further evidence of our strategic focus on transactional M&A, ECM and private equity work in the region, and he is a valued addition to our Asia Pacific team."