Sparke Helmore has appointed WHL Ebsworth special counsel Michelle Segaert as a partner in its corporate group.
Segaert specialises in regulated and unregulated corporate transactions, funds management and financial services regulation. During her career she has held in-house roles at Lion Nathan and Allco Finance Group along with working at private practice firms King & Wood Mallesons and Linklaters in London.
Sparke's national managing partner, Jesse Webb, said Segaert’s appointment was part of the firm’s strategy to create a national corporate practice that complements the firm’s finance, mining, manufacturing, retail, property and construction industry capabilities.
Sparke’s national corporate practice group leader Nick Humphrey added: “In just two months, we’ve assembled a fantastic corporate team whose skills complement those of the corporate lawyers who were already at Sparke Helmore. Most of our team has worked overseas for top-tier firms, which means we bring international experience to mid-market M&A, ECM and private equity transactions in Australia.”
Humphrey’s joined Sparke Helmore in January this year from Norton Rose.