DLA Piper has announced the appointment of corporate partners Bryan Pointon and David Ryan to its Australian practice, based in the Sydney office. Pointon is also taking on the role of head of corporate — Asia-Pacific.
Prior to joining DLA Piper, Pointon, a private-equity lawyer, was a partner at Gilbert Tobin. Previously, he worked at Malleson Stephen Jaques and Latham & Watkins.
Ryan specialises in public company mergers and acquisitions, equity capital markets transactions and corporate governance. He has specific expertise in the energy and resources industry and has acted for a number of clients in the engineering and infrastructure, technology and health industries.