Since 1969, Bruno has advised private industry and government clients on corporate law in the energy and natural resources sectors. He retired from the partnership in 2003 and now acts as a consultant.
In the mid-1990s Bruno was senior counsel for the Western Australian Commission on Government. He is the deputy chairman of United Group Limited and a non-executive director of LinQ Capital Limited.
Bruno is an active participant in many Western Australian community groups and foundations. In 2008 he was appointed a member in the General Division of the Order of Australia (Queen’s Birthday 2008 Honours List). He is a patron of United Way (WA) Inc and President of the Board of Governors of Meerilinga Young Children’s Foundation Inc.
Bruno has advised on:
- capital raisings
- corporate governance
- due diligence
- foreign and local takeovers
- initial public offerings (Australian Securities Exchange and Alternative Investment Market)
- joint ventures
- sale, purchase and delivery of assets and commodities
- technology transfer
- titles (including native title).
Bruno is chairman of Perth-based principal investment firm LinQ Capital and a former deputy chairman of United Group Limited (now UGL Limited). He was a nominee for the Western Australian Citizen of the Year Award in Community Services in 2006 and named a Paul Harris Fellow by the Rotary Foundation of Rotary International in 1999.
Bruno was awarded the Butterworths’ Lawyers Community Service Award in 1998 and the St Georges Rotary Community Services Award in 1999. He is a patron of United Way (WA) Inc and president of the Board of Governors of Meerilinga Young Children’s Foundation Inc.
Bruno holds a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Western Australia. He joined Freehills in 1969 and was admitted to partnership in 1973, retiring as a partner in June 2003.