Piper Alderman appoints senior corporate partner


Piper Alderman has announced the appointment of Mr Andrew Rankin as a Partner in its national Corporate practice team based in Brisbane.

Mr Rankin was most recently at Dibbs Barker and previously, Norton Rose Fulbright for over 10 years as a partner.

With over 20 years’ experience, Mr Rankin is an experienced corporate and commercial lawyer and regularly works with domestic and international clients on mergers & acquisitions, capital raisings, competition law and Australian regulatory compliance matters.

In addition, Andrew advises both private companies and publicly listed companies and has particularly strong experience in acting in the financial services, healthcare, aged care and agribusiness sectors.

Head of Piper Alderman’s Brisbane Office, Ted Williams, said “It is with great pleasure that we welcome Andrew to our team. Over the past 5 years, we have been strategically building our Brisbane office through a series of senior partner appointments. The addition of Andrew will further cement Piper Alderman as a serious player in the Brisbane legal market.”

Culturally, Andrew is a great fit for our firm,” said Mr Williams.

National Managing Partner, Tony Britten-Jones echoed this sentiment, commenting that Mr Rankin will further enhance the firm’s corporate offering, not only to the Brisbane market, but also nationally.

“Andrew has an outstanding reputation and is highly regarded in relation to M&A transactions in a number of core industries in which the firm has expertise. Andrew’s approach and commitment to delivering the best possible client service aligns perfectly with our vision which was recently acknowledged at the 2017 Financial Review Client Choice Awards.”

In the most recent edition of Best Lawyers Australia, Mr Rankin was again listed as ‘Leading’ in the following areas of law:

  • Corporate;
  • Mergers and Acquisitions;
  • Corporate Governance Practice; and
  • Competition Law

Piper Alderman is also pleased to announce two further senior appointments.

  • Mr Andrew Barling joins Piper Alderman as a Senior Associate in their national IP and Technology practice based in Melbourne. Andrew was most recently corporate counsel and commercial director with Fujitsu.
  • Ms Angelina Kozary joins Piper Alderman as a Senior Associate in their national Dispute Resolution team relocating from Melbourne to Sydney. Angelina was previously a Senior Associate at ERA Legal.