Piper Alderman expands corporate and financial services team


Piper Alderman has announced the appointment of Martin Lovell as a partner, effective February 2018, in its corporate and financial services team based in Adelaide.

Martin is a leading projects and finance lawyer. He has recently acted on major property and infrastructure developments, grid connected battery projects and project finance transactions. He is also highly regarded for his expertise in corporate finance, personal property securities and trusts law.

Martin boasts both Australian and international experience having worked at top-tier firms in London and Melbourne and formerly headed the banking and finance team at a South Australian law firm.

Martin’s appointment follows the expansion of the Adelaide banking and financial services team in 2016 which welcomed Shannon Adams (Partner), Joshua Annese (Partner), Elaine Cheung (Senior Associate) and Nikki Grant (Paralegal). Martin adds further depth and strength to an already strong corporate and financial services practice nationally and complements the recent growth of the national infrastructure and projects team with the 2017 appointment of Robert Riddell (Partner) and Daniel Fitzpatrick (Special Counsel).

Managing Partner, Tony Britten-Jones, said he was delighted to welcome a practitioner of Martin’s calibre and market reputation to the team.

“The number of senior appointments we have made recently reflects the areas where we believe real opportunities lie. These opportunities are driving our growth and development. We are delighted to be enhancing our next generation of leading lawyers by making these lateral and internal appointments”.

Commenting on his decision to join Piper Alderman, Martin said:

“This was a great opportunity to join a national firm with a strong reputation in the Adelaide market and Australia-wide. I’m excited to be a part of the growth of its highly regarded projects and financial services teams. I know my existing clients will benefit from the depth of expertise and resources the firm provides”.

Martin is a member of the Financial Services Committee of the Law Council of Australia. He also lectures at Flinders University and is a regular contributor to Thomson Reuters, LexisNexis and other legal publications.

Martin is recognised by ‘Best Lawyers® Australia’ for Project Finance and Development Practice, Debt Capital Markets and Structured Finance. In previous years, Chambers Asia-Pacific described him as “an excellent communicator [who is] able to distil complex issues into clear, simple advice”.