Friday, September 2nd, 2011
Fox Tucker Lawyers will celebrate a year of achievements when it marks its first anniversary next Wednesday.

In twelve months the Adelaide-based commercial law firm has made six new appointments, their managing partner has twice been recognised for excellence, five partners have been recognised by their peers, and they have opened an office in Shanghai.

“We are a wonderful team and have come a long way together since first opening the doors a year ago,” Fox Tucker Managing Partner, Joe DeRuvo, says.

“I thank the team for their hard work and commitment. It’s a wonderful achievement to have come so far so soon, and we share a sense of anticipation and adventure for the mark we’ll make in the legal world in years to come.”

Joe DeRuvo was recently recognised internationally in the 2011 PLC Which Lawyer guide for Restructuring and Insolvency and was a finalist in the 2011 Lawyers Weekly Awards for Managing Partner of the Year.

This follows the recent recognition of partners, Peter Buberis, Brett Thorneycroft, Ben Duggan, Julie Kinnear and senior associate Helen Stavridis by their peers in the Best Lawyers Australia guide for 2011.

Partner, Peter Buberis, is a lecturer in the postgraduate Masters programme for international franchising at the University of Adelaide and has recently been invited to repeat the course at the University of New South Wales.

New partner and capital raising specialist, Brendan Connell has recently joined the firm. He is one of the most sought after Australian practitioners by Chinese enterprises seeking to enter the mining sector, having facilitated the first listing of a mainland Chinese company on the ASX.

Fox Tucker has also welcomed to the firm Consultant Paul Bear, a man of vast experience who specialises in banking and finance.

Stephen Hill was appointed a partner in the property team and Despina Adamopoulos, John Chouris and Tim Graham were all promoted to senior associates. Recently the law firm has welcomed partner Stephen Hill, Consultant Paul Bear, specialising in banking and finance, and three senior associates, Despina Adamopoulos, John Chouris and Tim Graham.

Fox Tucker is the new independent creation formed by lawyers previously practising as DLA Phillips Fox in Adelaide and the tax specialists from Rankine Tucker.

The South Australian based firm provides expertise across a range of commercial, insurance and taxation issues for local, national and international clients.

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Fox Tucker Lawyers

Fox Tucker was established when the lawyers who'd been practicing as DLA Phillips Fox in Adelaide joined with those who'd been practicing as Rankine Tucker Lawyers, also of Adelaide, to form an entirely new, independent entity. This happened quite recently, in September 2010. So technically speaking, as we occasionally must, we've only just begun. But in real terms? In practitioner experience and achievements? That's a different story.
Sarah Neville
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