Moray & Agnew Lawyers Melbourne, headed by Greek Community of Melbourne leader Bill Papastergiadis, has again been ranked amongst the leading firms in this year’s Legal 500 Asia Pacific Directory. Legal 500 is a leading directory of law firms in over 150 global jurisdictions, and annually ranks law firms based on independent feedback from thousands of corporate counsel and other law firm clients.
Moray & Agnew was recognised as a leading firm in Asia Pacific in a number of practice areas and ranked from top 10 to top 25 in four major areas of practice – noting that there are over 18,000 law firms in Australia alone.
Moray & Agnew were amongst the top ranking firms in services provided in the separate areas of Construction, Real Estate, Insurance and Labour & Employment
Melbourne Managing Partner Bill Papastergiadis, who is also the lead Partner of Melbourne’s Construction practice, says “I’m extremely proud that so many of our lawyers and practice groups have been recognised as the talented lawyers they are, and that this recognition cements our firm as one of Australia’s leading law firms.
“This is a fantastic achievement by our dedicated staff and a testament to the ways in which we are broadening our capabilities in response to expanding client needs.”
He adds “to be ranked amongst the top firms in Australia and Asia in so many major areas of our practice reveals the depth of expertise and skill of our lawyers. For example, in the area of construction it has been pleasing for us and myself to work on arguably the largest projects in Australia.”
“This has included Collins Square Precinct, Victoria’s largest commercial mixed-use development and residential development involving 5 towers ($2.5 billion), the construction of some of the largest hotel projects (valued in excess of $1 bn) in both Perth and Melbourne including the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Melbourne (85 storeys), and largest residential tower development, West Side Place precinct in Melbourne’s CBD, valued over $1 bn.”
Melbourne Practice Development Manager, Liz Chandler says that “this an excellent achievement to receive such recognition in so many areas – especially on a national basis.”
“Since 2006, Bill has led our Melbourne office. Moray & Agnew’s Melbourne office has for a number of years been awarded the fastest growing firm in Victoria. Bill has been passionate about growing our business to include the services our clients need – and the growth and success of our Construction, Real Estate, and Employment practices are a result of his leadership in our expansion to become the multidisciplinary firm we are today.”