KPMG Australia has appointed former King & Wood Mallesons Global Managing Partner, Stuart Fuller, as Head of KPMG Law.
Stuart Fuller joins KPMG from King & Wood Mallesons where he is a Banking and Finance Partner. Over the past decade he has served in local and global leadership positions for the firm including Managing Partner, Australia; Chief Executive, Hong Kong and most recently, Global Managing Partner. Prior to his leadership roles, Stuart Fuller’s client practice spanned the financial industry, markets and regulations, cross border investment, trade and capital markets and securitisation.
Commenting on the news today, KPMG Australia CEO, Gary Wingrove said: "As a fast growing, multi-disciplinary professional services firm, there is tremendous opportunity to support existing client work with complementary legal services. Stuart’s appointment reflects the ambition of our plans to expand our legal advisory business. He will also drive the delivery of new and innovative legal solutions through our increased investment in legal technology.”
“Stuart is an exceptional executive with vision, capability and a depth of connectedness in Australia and Asia that is unparalleled. We believe that his energy will not only ensure an acceleration of our success in legal advisory, but add depth and capability across a broader range of our practice areas.”
Gary Wingrove acknowledged the foundational work of current KPMG Law head, David Morris: “David has been critical to the establishment of KPMG Law. He has grown the practice and recruited leading partners and teams across the areas of corporate, M&A, employment, financial services, technology and real estate. Stuart will work closely with David to build our legal capabilities.”
David Morris will lead KPMG Law’s M&A legal offering and will continue as a key member of KPMG’s Global Legal Services Steering Group which develops and implements the firm’s global legal services strategy.
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