Mr Andrew Shearwood (Acting Chair)

Mr Andrew Shearwood is a partner of HWL Ebsworth Lawyers, based in Perth, with particular expertise in corporate and financial services law. Prior to joining HWL Ebsworth, Andrew practised at Herbert Smith Freehills (and its predecessor firms) for over 30 years.

For many years, Andrew has been a trusted advisor to boards and senior management of listed and unlisted companies in Australia and overseas. He also has experience working with regulators such as the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX ) and the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC). Andrew advises clients from a wide range of sectors such as agribusiness, financial services, property development and management and natural resources.

Andrew is recognised by his peers in Best Lawyers 2014 as one of Australia’s leading legal practitioners in the areas of corporate / governance practice, equity capital markets (where he was also named Perth Lawyer of the Year) , agricultural and rural affairs, funds management and investment funds.