Baker & McKenzie Announces New Partner: Sean Rush Joins Banking & Finance Practice
15 September 2011
Sydney, Australia, 15 September 2011 – Baker & McKenzie is very pleased to welcome Sean Rush to the Firm as a partner in the Firm's Banking & Finance practice.
Sean formerly headed Maddocks banking and finance team in Sydney and returns to Baker & McKenzie where he spent six years in the Firm's Santiago and London offices. He specialises in advising borrowers, sponsors and lenders on leveraged acquisition, corporate and project financing transactions as well as high-value, complex, multi-jurisdictional and cross border financing transactions. Sean is renowned as being a lateral thinker and has been recognised in Australasian Legal Business as a financing expert.
Sean's return to Baker & McKenzie strengthens the Firm’s Banking & Finance practice, expanding the Firm's acquisition finance and project finance capabilities, particularly in relation to major infrastructure projects. "I’m delighted to return to Baker & McKenzie and to be able to draw on Baker & McKenzie’s global reach and its depth of knowledge, experience and capabilities." said Sean. He has assisted a number of foreign multinationals with their Australian projects.
“The anticipated increase in infrastructure projects makes Sean's return to our Firm especially timely," said Chris Freeland, Baker & McKenzie's National Managing Partner. "Sean's significant international expertise will enhance our ability to add significant value to our global clients operating in the region."
In the context of the recent arrivals of US and UK law firms into the Australian market, this hiring signals an increasing need for firms to tap experienced lawyers with international business expertise to support the global growth plans of their clients.