Lander & Rogers bolsters Environment & Planning offering with new partner Tom White

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Firm appoints new partner Tom White to establish an Environment & Planning team providing specialist advice as part of its market-leading Real Estate & Projects and Infrastructure teams.

Based in Sydney, Tom joins from Norton Rose Fulbright Australia where he was a special counsel in the Environment & Planning team. Tom brings more than a decade of experience advising clients on all aspects of environment and planning law, with significant experience advising all levels (Commonwealth, State and Local) of government as well as private landowners, developers and institutional investors on complex development projects and infrastructure. His appointment will strengthen the firm's offering with a particular focus on energy and infrastructure projects and property development.

Tom's recent experience includes advising on numerous land acquisition, planning, environmental, heritage and contamination matters for Transport for NSW, including the Northern Road Upgrade, the Northern Beaches B-Line, the Gateway Project, the WestConnex Project and the Northern Beaches link. He also acted for Regional Growth NSW Development Corporation on the development of special activation precincts and Energy Corporation on the establishment of renewable energy zones in regional NSW.

Partner and national practice group leader of Real Estate & Projects, John Wells, welcomed Tom to the Lander & Rogers national team, commenting: "We are delighted to welcome Tom to the group and he will be a real asset to our team and clients. With a proven record of navigating some of the most complex environment and infrastructure matters, Tom's appointment is a strategic addition to strengthen our existing capabilities in this space and in particular around energy transition and public infrastructure. His extensive sector knowledge will enhance our ability to meet client demand for critical advice on complex projects, through an environmental lens."

In joining Lander & Rogers, Tom said: "I'm excited to be establishing an Environment & Planning team at Lander & Rogers to provide specialist advice to existing clients of the market-leading Real Estate & Projects team, broaden the firm's strong relationship with government clients and to support the firm's clients to navigate the challenges of operating in a modern economy with an increased focus on environment and sustainability."

The appointment follows a number of lateral hires by the firm in the last 12 months, including Real Estate & Projects partner Hoda Naghdy.

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John Wells

Partner & Practice Group Leader