Hamilton Locke is proud to be acting for Mazars, an international accounting firm, on their continuing expansion in Australia. Following the recent merger of Brisbane-based accounting firm Hanrick Curran, Mazars has merged its existing Victorian practice with Cummings Flavel McCormack based in Melbourne. Mazars’ expansion in Australia took its first major step forward via the merger with Sydney and Melbourne based Duncan Dovico in January 2016, followed by the Corality Financial Group in August 2016.
These mergers give Mazars an integrated national practice with more than 330 local staff covering a range of professional services, including Audit and Assurance, Business Services, Business Advisory, HR Consulting, Superannuation, Tax, Consulting and Infrastructure Finance Modelling. This expanded national footprint strengthens Mazars capabilities in the Asia Pacific Region, where the firm now deploys over 6,000 professionals across 52 offices and 15 countries and territories, most recently through expansion in China. In its European heartland, Mazars continues to solidify it position, having just been appointed as auditor for Goldman Sachs in Europe plus winning the role of auditor for the Paris Olympics.
Hamilton Locke has assisted Mazars on this growth path from first entry to the Australia market to now.
Mazars is advised by a team at Hamilton Locke led by partner Brent Delaney and assisted by senior associate Joshua Bell and lawyer Stephen Vrettos. Finance partner Zina Edwards and lawyer Monty Loughlin have advised on the finance aspects of each deal.
Commenting on these transactions, Brent Delaney said: “We are excited to have advised Mazars on these strategic mergers which have created a local firm with depth and scale, backed by an international partnership whose star is on the rise.”
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