Leading independent legal and business advisory firm, Hicksons, appointment of construction and property development Partner, Chi Chau, and Senior Associate, Amelia Williams, strengthens Hicksons’ property, planning and construction team, signalling to government and private sector clients their determination to offer an integrated commercial advisory and legal service that rivals the largest firms.
“For several years, clients have been accessing Chi’s knowledge and experience for their construction projects, while choosing Hicksons for their property development and planning needs,” said Managing Partner, John Markos. “Chi’s decision to move to Hicksons ensures that clients benefit from working with one integrated team.”
With over 12 years’ experience in large scale construction projects spanning residential, commercial and industrial development, Chi’s clients include Australian and international private sector clients.
Before joining Hicksons, Chi was a partner at Dentons, and prior to that a Senior Associate Minters. “Hicksons’ strong client focus is well known in the market place,” said Chi. “Unlike other firms, Hicksons encourages you to go beyond traditional legal advice, assisting clients with strategy and negotiations, integrating legal and commercial knowledge to deliver better outcomes. That was a major attraction for Amelia and me.”
Chi and Amelia join property development and planning Partners Siew Tong, previously at Minters, Anne Sandeman and Robert Wilcher, who together with Associates and Solicitors bring the planning, property and construction team to 21.
These appointments form part of the firm’s broader strategy to provide an integrated business and legal advisory service that delivers sustainable value for clients.
“Many of our lawyers are Harvard trained negotiators with analytical and financial qualifications at a tertiary level, enabling them to perform complex commercial modelling,” said Markos. “Australian and international clients tell us it’s the combination of these commercial skills and legal know-how that they most value.”