Allens extends Perth corporate practice with appointment of new partner and counsel

Capital Markets

Allens has appointed Bryn Hardcastle as a Partner and Dave Filov as a Counsel in the firm's corporate practice in Perth.

The appointments are set to propel Allens' market-leading corporate practice in Perth, expanding the firm's equity capital markets (ECM) capability and broadening its client base.

Bryn has built a strong reputation as a leading corporate specialist in the Perth market, where he was previously founder and managing partner of Bellanhouse Lawyers and a partner at HWL Ebsworth.

Dave Filov, also formerly a partner at HWL Ebsworth, will join with Bryn as Counsel.

'We are delighted to welcome (and, in the case of Dave, welcome back) two such highly respected lawyers to our team in Perth,' said Gerard Woods, Partner and Perth Practice Director.

'Offering both deep local knowledge and international breadth of experience, their expertise and track record will complement the breadth and depth of the broader Allens offering. Their appointment reflects the firm's commitment to the Perth market, and our ongoing focus on supporting our clients, particularly in the energy and resources sector, from the earliest phases of their corporate development through initial capital raisings, IPO, acquisitions and divestments, project financing and into full maturity.

'Bryn and Dave each have an outstanding reputation in equity capital markets, mergers and acquisitions and corporate advisory in the energy and resources sectors, and beyond. Together with Dave, Bryn built and led the market-leading ECM practice in Western Australia, measured on both deal volume and value.

'We look forward to working with Bryn and Dave as we continue to extend our client offering in Perth.'

Allens is recognised as a leader in equity capital markets, having advised on some of Australia's largest and most significant capital markets matters in recent years.