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Anthony Latimer

Anthony Latimer is an Australian lawyer based in Sydney and is a  senior partner of Bird &  Bird , a multinational law firm and rapidly becoming  one of the largest Australian legal practices.

Anthony advises national and international clients including Government enterprises and non-Government enterprises and has a focus on corporate clients in Asia Pacific (in particular China and Papua New Guinea) mainly in the energy, mining, agriculture and infrastructure sectors.


With over 30 years experience Anthony was previously with  some of Australia’s most pre eminent firms including  Norton Rose Fulbright, Corrs Chambers Westgarth and Ebsworth & Ebsworth.

Anthony has a strong reputation in working with Chinese investors, and Australian and Chinese Governments.

Anthony  holds a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Sydney, NSW, Australia and he is admitted as a solicitor in NSW and Victoria. He  is ranked by  Australasian Lawyer’s hot 40 - 2014 private practice lawyers and Best Lawyers of the Year 2014-2015 - Corporate Law.


Anthony is a non executive and indepndent director John Swire & Sons Pty Limited (Australia) (a wholly owned subsidiary of UK based John Swire & Sons Ltd, whose holdings include  Swire Pacific, Cathay Pacific Airways, Swire Properties, Hong Kong Aircraft Engineering Company Ltd   and the PNG based Steamships Trading Company) whose large scale business activities in Australia  include cold chain transport and storage, bulk logistics transport, materials recycling and handling and mining services.

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