Piper Alderman ranked across 10 legal areas in the Legal 500 Asia-Pacific 2021 edition


In The Legal 500 Asia-Pacific rankings for 2021, Piper Alderman has secured rankings across 10 areas, with 36 recommended and other key lawyers and over 70 testimonials received from clients.  Projects & Construction partner, Kathryn Walker, has also been named as ‘Next Generation Partner’ for Construction.

Managing Partner, Tony Britten-Jones commented on the firm’s rankings:

“Our rankings in the Legal 500 Asia Pacific are a positive start to 2021. Now ranked across 10 legal areas, we have increased our number of rankings over the last 3 years, mirroring the firm’s growth. I would like to thank our clients for their participation during the research process last year and their humbling comments and words of appreciation for our partners and the firm.  We look forward to growing our relationships in 2021 as we navigate new challenges and opportunities together.”

The annual rankings highlight the firm’s expertise across the areas of Construction, Corporate and M&A, Dispute Resolution, Energy (transactions and regulatory), Financial Services Regulatory, Intellectual Property, Labour & Employment, Natural Resources (transactions and regulatory), Real Estate and Restructuring & Insolvency; aligning with firm’s national core areas of service.

For the first time in the firm’s history, Piper Alderman has entered the rankings for Natural Resources (transactions & regulatory). Partners Ashley Watson and Josh Steele are recommended, with the team described as providing ‘Practical solutions and approaches to complex issues, looking not only at the legal interpretation but the commercial goals and coming up with solutions rather than hurdles.

Of the 37 recommended lawyers, 8 recommended lawyers are from the firm’s Dispute Resolution & Litigation team described as a team with  ‘…good insight and judgement across commercial litigation generally, as well as particular experience in class actions.’

Partners Gordon Grieve, Martin Lovell and Kathryn Walker are each recognised across two areas, including all of them being recommended for Energy (transactions and regulatory).  An energy client describes Piper Alderman as a ‘multidisciplinary firm covering all aspects of the energy sector with highly skilled practitioners.’

Partner, Kathryn Walker, remarked on her recognition as a Next Generation Partner for Construction:

“I am proud to be recognised by The Legal 500 as a Next Generation Partner.  I would like to thank my clients for their ongoing support over the last 12 months.  2020 was a year which tested us all and I am grateful to have the support of my team and trust from my clients to lead them through the rapidly changing legal landscape.”

The Employment team received 30% of the firm’s 70 testimonials, highlighting the team’s commitment to exceptional client service with feedback including ‘Strong attention to detail, while appreciating context. Excellent technical legal analysis coupled with sound commercial nous.’, and ‘Professional, straight to the point. Not leveraging time with clients. Warm and welcoming approach. Industrial law strength but also how this applies to organisations and practical management strategies.’

For full details about the firm’s 2021 rankings, click here.