New Board appointments at Ashurst

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    Global law firm Ashurst today announces that partners Kylie Lane and Phil Breden have been re-elected and Carloandrea Meacci has been elected to the Board, commencing 1 November 2023.

    Kylie Lane is a partner in the corporate team in Melbourne. She specialises in M&A, corporate advisory and governance. Kylie has particular expertise in the energy, resources and infrastructure sectors, and has significant international M&A experience, including navigating Australia's foreign investment laws.

    Phil Breden is a partner in the corporate team in Sydney. Specialising in M&A and corporate advisory, Phil advises large ASX-listed companies as well as US-based and European multinationals across a variety of sectors, with particular expertise in energy, real estate, construction, consumer retail and gaming. He has held a number of management roles including global co-head of corporate and head of region – Australia.

    Carloandrea Meacci is a partner in the Projects & Energy Transition practice in Italy and has acted as managing partner of Ashurst in Milan since 2018. Carloandrea has extensive experience in debt and equity transactions with a focus on the energy and infrastructure sectors including renewables (solar, wind, hydro, biogas, batteries etc.), oil & gas (LNG regas, gas storage, CCGT, gas transport and distribution, gas peakers etc.), transport (toll roads, airports, underground, ports etc.), social infrastructure (hospitals etc.), telecoms (towers, data centres, fibre, broadband etc.), as well as "core-plus" infrastructure assets (pharmacies, special waste, tug boats etc.).

    "I'd like to congratulate both Kylie and Phil on their re-election and Carloandrea on his election to our Board. I would also like to express my thanks to María José for her service and contribution to the Board," said Global Chair Karen Davies. "Kylie and Phil have been a real asset to have on the Board over the last few years and I'm pleased they will be able to continue in their roles. I know that Carloandrea's guidance and strategic input, as well as his knowledge and leadership in Europe, will also be invaluable and I'm delighted to welcome him to the Board. I am confident all three will make a significant contribution, particularly as we embark on our 2027 strategy."

    Kylie Lane commented: "I am delighted to have been re-elected to the Board. I remain passionate about our firm and its future. There are many opportunities for our people and our clients created by the large scale changes occurring in the places where we operate, and I am confident we can realise our ambition to Outpace Change."

    Phil Breden added: "My time on the Board so far has been a privilege and I'm delighted to have been re-elected. I am committed to driving Ashurst forward and continuing to help the firm deliver on its ambitions."

    Carloandrea Meacci said: "This a pivotal time both in the market and for our firm, particularly as we embark on the first year of our 2027 strategy. Being elected to the Board and contributing to the future strategic direction and global success of our firm is an unmatched opportunity and I look forward to working with my fellow Board members."

    The Board will comprise Global Chair Karen Davies (London), Global Chief Executive Officer Paul Jenkins (London/Sydney), partners Phil Breden (Sydney), Lynn Dunne (London), David Jones (London), Kylie Lane (Melbourne), Carloandrea Meacci (Milan), Chief Financial Officer Mark Herbert (London) and Independent Board Members Wu Gang and Robin Lawther.