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Deloitte Lawyers makes high profile Perth appointment
18 August 2016: Deloitte today announced the appointment of specialist tax lawyer Jonathon Leek as a legal partner in the firm’s Perth office from 1 September. His arrival will bring the number of legal practitioner partners within Deloitte Lawyers to ten across Australia.
Jonathon joins Deloitte from the WA Bar and has more than 20 years’ experience gained in Sydney and Perth, including 14 as a partner at both Corrs Chambers Westgarth and Gilbert + Tobin. He is experienced in advising clients ranging from large Australian and multinational corporations to high wealth individuals and families on the full range of corporate, commercial matters and financial transactions and projects.
Leek said: “I am really excited about the move to Deloitte and the opportunity to work with a dynamic team and a premium client base. Deloitte’s commitment to invest in and grow its footprint in the tax controversy space was the major draw card.”
Jonathan Schneider, Deloitte’s Perth Tax Leader, said: “We strive to be known as one of the leaders in our field and want to bring the best people to our practice. As such, we’re delighted to welcome Jonathon to the firm. He has a wealth of knowledge and experience in obtaining tax rulings, managing tax audits and risk reviews, appealing to courts and tribunals and negotiating settlements, including by mediation.
“In an increasingly global and complex market place, organisations’ need for advice and support from tax legal advisors has never been greater. As we continue to grow our Deloitte Lawyers offering, we now have the ability to assist our clients in the full dispute lifecycle, including representing them in court.”
James Fabijancic national leader of Deloitte Lawyers indicated there will be more targeted appointments over coming months, adding: “Combined with the backing of the Deloitte Legal brand globally and a network of 1,600 legal professionals across 70 countries, Deloitte Lawyers heads towards 2020 with a goal to grow significantly and be a leader in tax dispute resolution.”