Phillip Salem
Phillip Salem
Phillip Salem National Managing Partner
t: +61 2 9373 1436
o: Sydney

Phillip Salem

National Managing Partner

About Phillip

As the firm's National Managing Partner, Phillip serves the firm and its people by leading the implementation of its strategy with the vision of being a world-class independent Australian law firm that clients value for our people and performance.

What he does
Before becoming National Managing Partner in March 2016, Phillip was a partner in the Government Group and advised governments on high profile and complex projects spanning major procurement projects to Commissions of Inquiry and government asset sales. He has been consistently ranked in the AFR's Australian Best Lawyers list for Government.
Who he works with
Phillip worked predominantly with Commonwealth and state agencies, local government authorities and universities on commercial transactions, projects and administrative law matters and advised private sector clients on regulatory matters.
Work done recently
What his clients say
"I would like to take this opportunity to convey my sincere thanks and the gratitude of the Commonwealth on your role in the successful sale of the Sydney Airport. As you know, this was the biggest government trade sale in Australian history and the world's largest trade sale of an airport. The success of this project is due in no small part to your efforts. As an important part of the advisory team, I was impressed by your attention to detail and consistency of approach to a most difficult process...The result speaks for itself...Again, I offer my congratulations and thanks for a splendid outcome." Senator Nick Minchin, then Minister for Finance and Administration

"I am writing now to express the Commission's gratitude for the high standard of support in this matter, which was provided by Mr Phillip Salem...Mr Salem's assistance was invaluable...My staff have been impressed, not merely by the legal acumen of Mr Salem..., but also [his] seemingly tireless application to the task at hand, and...sensitivity in handling complex and delicate issues."
Professor Allan Fels, then Chairman, Trade Practices Commission
Phillip has a Bachelor of Economics, a Bachelor of Laws and a Master of Laws degree. He is also an Accredited Specialist in Government & Administrative Law and a member of the Specialist Accreditation Committee of Law Society of NSW in that area.
Life before Sparkes
Before joining Sparke Helmore in 1998, Phillip was a Deputy Director and Senior Government Solicitor with the NSW Office of Australian Government Solicitor, where, among other things, he headed the Business and Commercial Team. He is also a former Adjunct Professor in the School of Law of the University of Queensland.
Life outside of Sparkes
Phillip's greatest joy in life is his family and seeing his children develop and achieve their personal goals. He enjoys exercising, travelling, skiing and reading.
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Phillip Salem
t: +61 2 9373 1436
o: Sydney
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