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Piper Alderman appoints Senior Infrastructure and Projects partner


Piper Alderman has announced the appointment of industry recognised Robert Riddell as a partner in its national Infrastructure and Projects team based in Sydney. Robert is joining Piper Alderman from Dentons (previously Gadens), with Special Counsel, Daniel Fitzpatrick.



Robert (Bob) Piper AO (12 November 1929 – 28 June 2017)

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It is with great sadness that Piper Alderman records the passing of Robert (Bob) Piper AO, on 28 June 2017.

Bob had a legal career spanning 65 years. He was instrumental in transitioning the merger of Aldermans and Piper Bakewell Piper to form Piper Alderman in 1988.

Bob had an excellent legal mind and was highly respected in both the legal profession and business community in Australia.  Bob served on numerous boards including Quarry Industries, Fauldings, Advertiser Newspapers, Investa, Standard Chartered Bank and the Co-operative Building Society. He was also on the board of the National Gallery in Canberra, inaugural President of the Liberal Foundation in South Australia, Deputy Lord Mayor of Adelaide, President of Memorial Drive Tennis Club, Chair of the Prince Alfred College Foundation and President of the National Trust in South Australia.

Bob was made an Officer of the Order of Australia in the 2000 Australia Day Honours for his services to business and the legal profession.

In 2013, Piper Alderman established a scholarship in Bob’s name at the University of Adelaide.

Bob’s legacy will undoubtedly live on in the firm, its partners and lawyers throughout Australia, and the recipients of the Bob Piper Scholarship.

We express our sincerest condolences to the Piper family who rightly will remain forever proud of Bob’s unparalleled achievements.