Amanda Harley, Hunt &Hunt Chairman, said the appointment was a real coup for the firm as it seeks to further expand its services to the financial and corporate markets.
"The opportunity to enhance our commercial offer with someone who undertook high value work in the Middle Eastern market is a unique opportunity for the firm and our clients," added Harley.
Jury was involved in some of the most notable financial transactions in Qatar, including the first major convertible bond issue, the first cross border Islamic securitisation – uniquely structured derivative transactions for funding banks and government entities. In addition he was the key advisor in complex high value business transactions across a number of industries, including hotels, shipping and education.
Practising in the Middle East at my level was ground breaking, says Jury. "I was lucky to work on some of the most extraordinary transactions and advise on complex and challenging matters in a rapidly growing economy. My experience also helped me to appreciate the value of relationship driven service. It is of paramount importance when dealing with clients and businesses in the Middle East."
"One of the reasons I have joined Hunt & Hunt is because they share the philosophy of providing the highest quality service and advice driven by the client relationship."
Jury saw Qatar as a once in a lifetime opportunity. By returning to Adelaide, he brings a global perspective that can be leveraged nationally and locally – a strong part of Hunt & Hunt's approach to client service.
"Commercial clients are wanting to work closely with senior lawyers who can provide fully rounded advice," said Harley.
"Like all businesses, our clients face an ever-increasing internationalisation, Stefan's experience will better enable us to assist clients deal with the pressures and opportunities this presents."
Before his stint in Qatar, Jury spent 20 years in practice in Adelaide. Jury's clients included financial institutions, listed public companies and government bodies across a wide range of industries including financial services, agribusiness, insurance, aviation, and mining.
Hunt & Hunt has a history of stability and success as a national service provider to its clients. Stefan will be based in Adelaide, but will service clients nationally.
Jury added, "I have a great interest in working closely with clients as a legal business advisor and believe that Hunt & Hunt's business approach is right for its group of clients.
Steve Sampson, General Manager, Hunt & Hunt,
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