Hamilton Locke appoints new Executive Director of Growth and Strategy

Updated: Apr 30

Hamilton Locke is pleased to announce the appointment of Peter Dixon as its Executive Director, Growth and Strategy.

Peter is an experienced senior executive having worked as an investment banker and corporate lawyer at major Australian firms including Mallesons Stephen Jacques (now King & Wood Mallesons), Macquarie Group Limited and Moelis Australia Limited. Peter was most recently Group General Counsel of Moelis Australia Limited, where he was a senior member of the executive leadership team. Prior to his role as General Counsel, Peter co-led the Emerging Companies investment banking team at Moelis Australia where he advised high growth companies on mergers & acquisitions, equity capital markets and strategic corporate transactions. He is currently a non-executive director at Johns Lyng Group Limited.

Hamilton Locke’s Managing Partner, Nick Humphrey, said, “We are delighted to welcome Peter to the senior management team at the firm. His appointment is an important step for us, bringing valuable new perspectives and experience gathered from his senior roles in investment banking over the last 20 years”.

Peter is an executive director, leading our growth strategy as we continue to expand the firm through strategic mergers, not just with other law firms but also deepening our allied business offering in outsourced general counsel and company secretarial services. As an experienced corporate lawyer and corporate advisor, he brings valuable insights into the capital markets, as well as timely leadership insights in the current complex and uncertain economic environment.

Peter said, “I am excited to be joining the team at Hamilton Locke and look forward to continuing to build on its impressive track record of growth and exceptional client service. Notwithstanding the unprecedented situation we find ourselves in, the firm, through its significant expertise in restructuring, distressed M&A and litigation, is well placed to continue to support its clients during this difficult time.”

About Hamilton Locke and its Allied Businesses

Hamilton Locke is one of Australia’s fastest growing law firms and now in the top 50 firms nationally.

They have increased partners by 10 in the last 12 months, including 9 new hires: corporate partner James Delesclefs from PwC; three partners from McMahon Clarke, Brendan Ivers in funds, Marcus Cutchey in property and litigation partner Brit Ibanez; restructuring partner Nick Edwards from JWS; ex-Woolworths General Counsel John Frangi to head the property team; banking partner Brad Allen from Gadens; and most recently they appointed Justin Gross as a partner, in the funds team this week. Cristin McCoy was promoted to partner in January, bringing the partner count to 15 with 50 lawyers and staff in Sydney and Melbourne. The firm launched Emerson Corporate Legal Operations which offers company secretarial, outsourced general counsel and flexible lawyering solutions.

Hamilton Locke’s offering includes corporate, banking, restructuring, property, funds and litigation. The firm specialises in solving complex client problems and working with clients and advisers to build long-term relationships and value. We believe in the relentless pursuit of success for our clients and that is why we have grown an organisation of energised people, propelled by class leading technology, who are freed up from bureaucracy and administration to really focus on doing what they do best - solving complex client problems.

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