Hudson Private and Corporate Sector Award
Squire Sanders (AU), Perth
“More and more, my practice consists of off-shore clients investing in Australia. As a Perth corporate lawyer with energy and resources experience, I’m well-placed to take advantage of these opportunities.” – Amber Stanton
Amber Stanton’s interest in law extends back to when she was a child and reading competition terms and conditions on the back of cereal boxes. At 31, last year, she became one of the youngest females to be made a partner at law firm Squire Sanders (AU), where she has worked her entire career. One of 19 partners in the Perth office, Amber co-heads the corporate advisory team, providing support to public and private entities in relation to capital raisings, mergers and acquisitions and other strategic transactions. She often finds herself adopting a national and global project management role for clients, co-ordinating other advisors, including accountants, investment banks and geologists, to ensure the right outcomes. Named by Lawyers Weekly as one of 2010's Top Movers & Shakers, Amber’s career has seen her successfully defend a $1.4 billion hostile takeover bid and take the legal lead on the $140 million public float for Northern Iron Ltd, named IPO of the Year at the 2008 CFO Awards.