Office Address

Phone Number

+61 3 9672 3158

Fax Number

+61 3 9672 3010

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Corrs Chambers Westgarth

Main Office Address

Bourke Place
600 Bourke Street
Melbourne, Australia

Office Locations

Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Perth

Firm Phone Number

+61 3 9672 3000

Firm Fax Number

+61 3 9672 3010

Personal Background

Corrs CEO John W.H. Denton is a global leader in three arenas; a legal expert in the areas of government, workplace relations; and international trade; a national business leader; and an international adviser on global policy. His advice is sought by the nation’s most prominent organisations, and by governments and international bodies alike.

John is one of three Prime Ministerial representatives on the APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC); Chair of ABAC’s Finance and Economics Working Group; board member of the Business Council of Australia; Chair of the BCA Global Engagement Taskforce; Chairman of the United Nations High Commission for Refugees Australia; Deputy Chair of the Australia Council for the Arts; and a panel member of the Independent Review of Aid Effectiveness for the Australian Government.

He also was appointed by the Prime Minister and Treasurer as one of two Australian delegates to the B20, the business reference group of the G20. He is a board member of the Commonwealth Business Council and the Asia Society Australasia Centre.

John is a former diplomat, has a double degree in Arts and Law, and is a Harvard Business School alumnus.  He is recognised as one of the best labour law practitioners in the Asia-Pacific by Asialaw Leading Lawyers Survey and one of Australia’s best government and trade lawyers in the 2011 Best Lawyers peer survey.  

Firm Background

Corrs Chambers Westgarth is a premium independent law firm based in Australia, with strong international alliances. Its key partnering relationships throughout Asia-Pacific and globally allow the firm to pursue strategic outcomes for corporations and government nationally and across borders.

Corrs is committed to providing legal advice grounded in commercial understanding. Moving beyond the traditional legal needs of clients, the firm works to gain an intimate knowledge of wider industry and business issues. Lawyers support clients with market relevant advice and insight for high level decision making.

As one of Australia’s best recognised firms, Corrs is proud of its reputation for excellence. Its lawyers are consistently involved in some of the largest and most significant transactions in Australia and globally.

Corrs is ideally placed to meet the needs of clients with cross-border transactions and projects. The firm is noted for its extensive involvement in the Asia-Pacific region, including China and India, and has established strong connections with regulators, government, policy makers and trade agencies. Corrs sits at the fore of business and policy development and is focused on facilitating transactions at every level throughout Australia, the Asia-Pacific and internationally.

Corrs lawyers further strengthen global ties through the firm’s leading international secondment program.

Firm Practice Areas

Banking & Finance, Capital Markets, China, Climate Change, Communications & Technology, Competition & Regulatory, Corporate, Energy & Resources, Environment & Planning, Financial Services, Global Regulatory, Government, Health, India, Intellectual Property, Labor & Employment, Litigation & Dispute Resolution, Major Projects & Infrastructure, Mergers & Acquisitions, Property & Real Estate, Restructuring & Insolvency, Tax, Workplace Relations.