18 May – LAWFUEL – The Law News Network – Freehills announced today t…

18 May – LAWFUEL – The Law News Network – Freehills announced today the appointment of Ms Tessa Hoser as a partner in its Banking & Finance group, effective from 1 July 2005.

Tessa is one of Australias most experienced and respected securitisation practitioners. As a partner at Blake Dawson Waldron she was heavily involved in building that firms securitisation capacity. Her combined local and international experience through years in private practice and in-house have given Tessa a unique perspective.

In making the announcement, Freehills Chief Executive Officer, Peter Hay, said, We are very pleased and excited to have been able to bring such a talented legal professional on board. Tessa brings to Freehills an extensive background in the local and international debt capital markets and securitisation arenas and will add significantly to the already strong presence the firm holds within those sectors of the market.

Freehills aims to attract the best and brightest people, and Tessas background and experience speaks volumes in this regard, he continued.

As well as having recently been identified as a leading practitioner by IFLR’s Top 1000 Lawyers and Global Counsel 3000, Tessa has been involved in three of the eight deals short-listed for Australasian Legal Businesses’s 2005 Securitisation Deal of the Year.

In speaking about joining Freehills, Tessa is clearly looking forward to sharing her passion and enthusiasm with a strong team of dedicated debt capital markets and securitisation professionals.

Joining a firm that is recognised as being at the top of its game gives me a fantastic opportunity to work with and further develop a truly top-tier securitisation team. For me and for the team, Freehills offers vast and exciting opportunities in a competitive securitisation market that is growing and becoming increasingly innovative, she said.

Tessa also said that she sees Freehills Banking & Finance group as offering a chance for lawyers to enjoy exceptional career growth within an insightful and solutions-focused practice.

These are the elements that reflect my true aspirations. For me, it is about being a leading securitisation practitioner, working with top clients and a top team to produce superior, client-focused outcomes, and to enable our people to achieve their goals. Backed by a superlative banking and finance practice, we have all the makings of being a top-tier securitisation team operating at a world-class level, she continued.

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