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K&L Gates Welcomes Sydney Competition Partner

4 April 2016
Sydney - Global law firm K&L Gates continues to strengthen its Sydney office with the appointment of competition partner Ayman Guirguis. Guirguis joins K&L Gates from Corrs Chambers Westgarth, where he was head of the competition and regulatory group.

Guirguis has extensive experience advising on the various aspects of competition law and consumer law issues, including the implications of mergers, joint ventures, supply chain issues, and the defense of clients alleged to be parties to cartels or other anti-competitive arrangements.

Guirguis stated: “The benefits of joining K&L Gates’ fully integrated global platform were clear. With offices across five continents, I now have a global team of policy and regulatory lawyers available to support existing clients seeking to pursue growth opportunities in new markets. Further, K&L Gates’ global client base provides me with greater opportunity to work with foreign investors who need assistance with navigating Australia’s regulatory and legislative frameworks.”

“We are very pleased to welcome Ayman to the partnership,” said Nick Nichola, K&L Gates’ Managing Partner, Australia. “He is highly regarded in the industry and is consistently listed by both clients and peers as one of Australia’s leading policy and regulatory lawyers.”

Guirguis’ appointment follows the recent addition of several other partners to the firm’s Australian offices, including corporate partners Nick Humphrey, Hal Lloyd, and Dan Atkin, intellectual property partner Naomi Pearce, and real estate partner Diane Skapinker in Sydney, as well as corporate partners Philip Vickery and Jeremy Prentice, real estate partners Brian Healey and Chris Wille, and labor, employment and workplace safety partner Paul Hardman in Brisbane.

K&L Gates comprises approximately 2,000 lawyers globally who practice in fully integrated offices located on five continents. The firm represents leading multinational corporations, growth and middle-market companies, capital markets participants and entrepreneurs in every major industry group as well as public sector entities, educational institutions, philanthropic organizations and individuals. 
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