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

is also a founding partner, and 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.    

Danny Farrugia

was formerly a partner and is now a special counsel (through Aequus Counsel Pty Ltd), with  a particular interest in infrastructure, and the hospitality and tourism industries. Danny's clients include global organisations with some of the most recognisable names in these industries, and his practice frequently involves the resolution of complex cross-jurisdictional legal issues.

Jeremy Kriewaldt

is a partner and specialises in mergers and acquisitions, and corporations and securities matters generally.  He is also acknowledged as a leading expert in financial product development, especially equity derivatives and futures and securities market products.


is a partner and head of litigation at Atanaskovic Hartnell. He joined the firm after 15 years as a commercial litigator with other top tier law firms in Australia and New Zealand. Clients value Michael for his pertinent legal analysis, his utilisation of civil procedure to achieve client driven outcomes (rather than letting the procedure drive the client), and his excellent track record in delivering superior outcomes.


is a partner specialising in public and private mergers and acquisitions in both the UK and Australia, business sale and purchase, joint ventures, capital markets and securities (including advice on the Listing Rules of the LSE, AIM and ASX), private equity, corporate governance, general corporate advisory matters, and competition law generally (including regarding the foregoing). He was formerly a senior solicitor at top tier commercial law firms, both in London and Sydney.

While AH partners are closely involved in all client matters, they are supported by a group of highly qualified lawyers (numbering between two and three times the number of partners of the firm) well experienced in their respective specialist fields.