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Sparke Helmore Lawyers is proud to announce the promotions of Borhan Borhani, Veronica Seeto, Bromley Hornsby, Kellie Latta and Nam Nguyen to the role of senior associate in the Commercial & Projects, Government and Insurance Groups.

"I'm delighted to be announcing these promotions, which are in recognition of the outstanding contributions each of them has made to the firm and our clients. It's wonderful to see our colleagues progressing  their careers and  taking the next step in their professional development, as they are an integral part of our aim to be a world-class Australian law firm," said Phillip Salem, Sparke Helmore's National Managing Partner.

Senior Associates

Borhan Borhani—Commercial, Brisbane

Borhan is an experienced property lawyer with expertise in landlord and tenant leasing, acquisitions and disposals, leasing disputes, dealings with State and Commonwealth land and advanced tenure structuring. 

He provides accurate, timely and frank advice on complex matters and takes a commercial approach to managing an efficient property portfolio. His major clients include significant publicly listed institutions, domestic and international Real Estate Investment Trusts, local councils and a number of Commonwealth Government departments.

Veronica Seeto—Government, Canberra

Veronica is a commercial lawyer who has experience in complex procurements and strategic contracting matters. As part of our major projects team, she works closely with our senior team members on a range of Commonwealth Government matters.

Veronica was a winner of this year's Lawyers Weekly 30 Under 30 Awards, and has been providing commercial and contracting support on a secondment basis over the past 12 months to the Aerospace area of the Department of Defence's Commercial Division within CASG.

Bromley Hornsby—Government, Melbourne

Bromley advises government agencies on administrative law issues and conducts administrative law litigation on behalf of Commonwealth clients. He regularly appears on behalf of clients in the Administrative Appeals Tribunal, Federal Circuit Court, Federal Court and the High Court.

Bromley's previous experience advising state government clients and conducting judicial review proceedings as part of the Queensland Crown Solicitor's Office gives him a comprehensive understanding of the needs and considerations that are unique to government clients.

Kellie Latta—Insurance, Melbourne

Kellie specialises in Commonwealth compensation, military compensation and social security. She has extensive experience representing Government, insurers and self-insured licensees, as well as appearing as an advocate in proceedings before the Administrative Appeals Tribunal and the Federal Court of Australia.

Kellie advises on a broad range of issues from claims management through to more complex litigated matters.

Nam Nguyen—Insurance, Melbourne

Nam's previous in-house experience at a major Australian telecommunication entity provided him with a good understanding of clients' commercial needs when dealing with compensation claims. He regularly appears as an advocate at the Administrative Appeals Tribunal and Federal Court, and advises clients on a range of issues under the Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Act and Social Security Act.

About Sparke Helmore

Sparke Helmore Lawyers is a firm with more than 700 people working from eight offices across Australia, serving the needs of the insurance, government, financial services, technology, mining, construction and property sectors. Our expertise spans corporate and commercial to construction, workplace to insurance, IP to IPOs, mining to manufacturing, and property to procurement.

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