AH Lawyers

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John Atanaskovic

is a founding partner, and is often identified with the high profile transactions in which he has been involved, which include many of Australia's landmark deals and litigation. He has been rated by Chambers Global as Australia's leading business lawyer and by the UK Legal Business magazine as the top corporate lawyer in Australia, and one of the ten top corporate lawyers in the world.

Tony Hartnell

was also a founding partner, and is now a consultant, of the firm. He has had a distinguished legal career in both government and private practice. He was the founding chairman of the Australian Securities Commission. Apart from his reputation as an exceptional lawyer, he is also sought after for his commercial acumen, holding a number of senior board positions with ASX listed companies. Tony is a member of the Order of Australia (AM).


Danny Farrugia

was formerly a partner and is now a special counsel (through Aequus Counsel Pty Ltd), with  a particular interest in the infrastructure sector, and the hospitality and tourism industries. Danny's clients include both global and Australian organisations, some with  the most recognisable names in these sectors and industries, and his practice frequently involves the resolution of complex cross-jurisdictional legal and related issues. In consequence, Danny is often required to travel overseas and interstate, but he can be readily contacted through the AH office in Sydney. 

Lawson Jepps

is a partner and specialises in public and private mergers and acquisitions including business sale and purchase, joint ventures, corporate advisory, capital markets and corporate and securities matters generally, together with some commercial litigation. He has previously held senior solicitor positions in top-tier firms in both London and Australia.

Paul Springthorpe

is a partner specialising in litigation and dispute resolution, with a focus on commercial and corporate disputes and corporate insolvencies, and broad experience conducting large scale, complex and multi-party litigation. His experience includes contract disputes, Corporations Act matters, claims against trustees/responsible entities, and misleading or deceptive conduct and professional negligence claims. He was previously a senior solicitor in an international law firm.

While AH partners are closely involved in all client matters, they are supported by a group of highly qualified lawyers (numbering up to twice the number of partners of the firm) usually well experienced in their respective specialist fields.