Tony Symons

Tony Symons

Founder & Managing Director

Tony has over 20 years’ experience in corporate, mergers and acquisitions and general commercial law.  Tony is the trusted adviser for many listed and private corporate clients, family businesses, start-up enterprises and high net worth individuals, in Australia and internationally.

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His clients rely on his outstanding legal advice, commercial acumen and innovative thinking. He identifies and understands the most important issues for his clients and leads negotiations to achieve successful outcomes for every transaction.

Tony’s experience includes four years in Hong Kong working with Linklaters. Prior to that he was a member of Herbert Smith Freehills’ mergers and acquisitions team in Melbourne.

Tony holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree and a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Melbourne and is also admitted in Hong Kong. 

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Admissions & Qualifications

LL. B (Melbourne)
B. Comm (Melbourne)
Admitted to Practice in Victoria and Hong Kong

Nick Manuell

Nick Manuell

Director

Nick is a specialist M&A corporate lawyer, with more than 17 years’ experience advising a range of Australian and international clients on their most important and challenging M&A transactions.

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P +61 3 8681 4408
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Nick has an outstanding track record of delivering successful outcomes to his clients. He is highly regarded for his strategic thinking, and brings exceptional commercial and legal insight to the table.

Prior to joining Clarendon Lawyers in 2010, Nick spent four years in Hong Kong with Norton Rose Fullbright, where he advised on numerous high-profile cross-border transactions.

Nick holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree and a Bachelor of Laws degree from Monash University, as well as a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and Investment from the Financial Services Institute of Australasia. He is also admitted in Hong Kong.

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Admissions & Qualifications

LL. B (Monash)
B. Comm ( Monash)
Grad. Dip. (Applied Finance and Investment) (FINSIA)
Admitted to Practice in Victoria and Hong Kong

Robert Josephs

Robert Josephs

Director

Robert has extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions and general commercial law.

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Robert has been practising at Clarendon Lawyers since 2008, leading a number of significant M&A and other corporate transactions for his clients, which led to his appointment as a Director of Clarendon Lawyers in January 2014.

Robert’s outstanding technical skills, understanding of clients’ businesses and negotiating skills makes him a valued member of our team.

Robert graduated from Monash University in 2006 with a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) and a Bachelor of Commerce, with a major in Economics.

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Admissions & Qualifications

LL. B (Monash)
B. Comm (Monash)
Admitted to Practice in Victoria

Robert Feiner

Robert Feiner

Director

Robert is a leading corporate lawyer, with more than 12 years’ experience in public and private mergers and acquisitions, equity capital markets and general corporate and commercial law. Robert is trusted adviser to a range of prominent Australian and international corporate and private clients.

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P +61 3 8681 4439
M 0459 239 174
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Rob has outstanding legal and technical skills, commercial focus, service delivery and responsiveness. He has significant expertise and deep experience in executing complex strategic transactions for his clients.

Rob’s recent recognition includes Best Lawyers in Australia (Mergers & Acquisitions). Rob has also been consistently recognised by Doyles Guide as being one of the leading corporate lawyers in Melbourne.

Rob joined Clarendon Lawyers in October 2013, and was appointed as a director of the firm in July 2014. Prior to joining Clarendons, Rob was a senior associate at Herbert Smith Freehills in its mergers and acquisitions team. Rob’s experience also includes a six-month secondment with BHP Billiton.

Robert holds honours degrees in Laws and Arts from Monash University.

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Admissions & Qualifications

LLB (Hons) (Monash)
BA (Hons) (Monash)
Admitted to practice in Victoria

Nick Golding

Nick Golding

Director

Nick specialises in equity capital markets transactions, acting for issuers, underwriters and investors. He is also experienced in private mergers and acquisitions and general corporate and commercial law.

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P +61 3 8681 4405
M 0474 206 667
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Nick is service-oriented and highly responsive and has a keen interest in his clients’ commercial and strategic drivers. He will always go the extra mile to ensure his clients achieve exceptional results. Nick has outstanding legal and negotiation skills and a track record of successfully managing and completing large and complicated deals.

Nick joined Clarendon Lawyers as director in July 2016. Before joining Clarendons, Nick was a senior associate in the capital markets team at Herbert Smith Freehills, where he was appointed senior associate in 2011. Nick was admitted to practise in 2006.

Nick holds Law and Arts degrees from the University of Western Australia.

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Admissions & Qualifications

LLB (University of Western Australia)
BA (University of Western Australia)
Admitted to practice in Victoria

Alex Bean

Alex Bean

Director

Alex is a corporate lawyer, specialising in private equity and venture capital transactions. Alex advises clients on private mergers and acquisitions, capital raising and investments, management incentive arrangements, joint ventures, strategic contracts, corporate restructuring and general commercial law. Alex has a deep understanding of his clients' risk profiles, commercial drivers, challenges and opportunities.

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P +61 3 8681 4404
M 0413 700 390
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Alex joined Clarendon Lawyers as director in August 2016. Before joining Clarendon Lawyers, Alex was a senior associate in the private equity team at Herbert Smith Freehills in Melbourne, having trained and worked as a lawyer in London from 2003-2007.

Alex was admitted to practice in Victoria in 2009 and has completed a number of client secondments.

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Admissions & Qualifications

BA (Hons) (University of Birmingham)
PDGL (University of Birmingham)
Admitted to practice in Victoria and England & Wales

Mike Steell

Mike Steell

Director

Mike has over 10 years’ experience specialising in all aspects of property law including acquisitions, disposals, development and leasing.

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P +61 3 8681 4403
M 0438 130 144
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Mike takes a client-centric approach by providing timely and commercial advice to ensure the success of his clients’ property transactions.

Mike’s experience includes 6 years with Gadens’ property team in Sydney and prior to that, 4 years with HWL Ebsworth.

Mike holds a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Law from Macquarie University in Sydney.

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Admissions & Qualifications

LLB (Macquarie)
BA (Macquarie)
Admitted to practice in Victoria and New South Wales

Other Team Members

Our directors are supported by an exceptional team of lawyers ranging from Senior Associate through to Solicitor and Graduate level.

We have an energetic team which is passionate about the work that we do. We pride ourselves on our dedication to our clients, outstanding legal skills and commercial advice.