find the latest legal job
Senior Associate - Litigation & Dispute Resolution
Category: Litigation and Dispute Resolution | Location: Melbourne CBD & Inner Suburbs Melbourne VIC
· Come work for a firm ranked in Lawyers Weekly Top 25 Attraction Firms
View details
Associate - Workplace Relations & Safety
Category: Industrial Relations and Employment Law | Location: Brisbane CBD & Inner Suburbs Brisbane QLD
· Employer of choice · Strong team culture
View details
Freelance Lawyers
Category: Banking and Finance Law | Location: All Perth WA
· Freelance opportunities through Vario from Pinsent Masons
View details
Freelance Lawyers
Category: Other | Location: All Adelaide SA
· • Qualified lawyer with a strong academic background
View details
Freelance Lawyers
Category: Other | Location: All Melbourne VIC
· • Qualified lawyer with a strong academic background
View details
Allens makes 12 new partners

Allens makes 12 new partners

Law firm Allens Arthur Robinson has appointed 12 new partners in a mid-year bolster of a string of practices. _x000D_

LAW firm Allens Arthur Robinson has appointed 12 new partners across its offices in a mid-year bolster of a string of practices. 


Allens chairman Ewen Crouch said that growth in a range of practice areas across Australia and Asia – including resources, technology, banking and projects – and a strong pipeline of talent was behind the appointments.


'The international legal market is changing,' Crouch said. He said the new appointments reflect the firm's confidence in its future. 


Some of the new partners began their legal careers at Allens. Others have returned to the firm following general counsel roles, or have come to Allens via other international firms.


New Asian-based partner Hop Dang, who recently obtained his doctorate from Oxford University, began his career as a clerk in Allens' Hanoi office, performing general office duties. Vietnam practice head Bill Magennis encouraged Dang to embark on a legal career that saw him undertake his law degrees in both Vietnam and Australia.


"[His] experience, and that of all our new partners, reflects the importance of having a strong mentor," chief executive partner Michael Rose said.


The new partners at Allens include the following people. 


Nicholas Adkins, Banking, Sydney

Nick joined the firm as a summer clerk and then started as a lawyer in 2002. His practice focuses on project finance, acquisition finance and property finance. He has advised financiers and sponsors on a number of major financings including most recently the New Royal Adelaide Hospital PPP.


Philip Blaxill, Litigation/Insolvency, Perth

Phil started his legal career in England, having previously worked in the marketing roles for Cussons and Arnott's in the UK and Asia, and Australia. Phil moved to Western Australia joining Allens in August 2010. He practises as a commercial litigator and has a strong interest in turnaround and insolvency matters.


Hop Dang, Asia, Hanoi

Hop has worked in the Hanoi office for 17 years, principally focused on infrastructure development and government contracts. Hop has been involved in some of the largest infrastructure projects in Vietnam, most recently the Nam Con Son gas project and Phu My 3 BOT power project.


Julian Donnan, Corporate, Sydney

Julian has been with the firm since 1999. He was seconded to the Shanghai Office between 2005 and 2008 and is now based in Sydney, specialising in the areas of equity capital markets and public and private M&A.


Karla Fraser, Banking, Brisbane

Karla re-joined the firm in 2007, following almost nine years with Clifford Chance in London. Karla has extensive international cross-border experience in all aspects of finance, including commercial real estate investment and construction finance, leveraged and structured finance, and has acted for financiers, syndicates, sponsors, developers and borrowers.


Michael Graves, Projects, Melbourne

Michael started at the firm in 2001 before joining Roaring 40s Renewable Energy as Corporate Counsel, returning to the firm in 2008. Michael has provided legal advice in relation to wind energy projects in Australia, China, India and New Zealand. He also advises on infrastructure and real estate projects


Mark Malinas, Corporate, Melbourne

Mark joined the firm in 2001 as a graduate in the Melbourne office. His practice is focused on private equity, M&A and equity capital markets, advising local and international clients on a range of corporate transactions.


Penny Nikoloudis, Corporate, Sydney

Penny joined the firm in 2001 as a lawyer. She specialises in funds management and has worked on a diverse range of corporate transactions in the funds and financial services sectors.


Jodi Reinmuth, Energy & Resources, Perth

Jodi joined the firm as a vacation clerk and is now a long-standing member of the Allens growing Perth team. Her practice is focused on the energy and resources sectors including advising on complex matters such as cross-border acquisitions, disposals and major projects.


Gavin Smith, Telecommunications, Media & Technology, Sydney

Gavin commenced his legal career with Allens in 2008 as a Senior Overseas Practitioner, having worked previously with Clifford Chance and Linklaters in London. Gavin's practice includes large-scale technology procurements, major outsourcing and off-shorings, and telecommunication deals.


Duncan Travis, Litigation, Melbourne

Duncan joined the firm as an articled clerk in 2002 and has broad experience in complex multi-dimensional commercial litigation, including shareholder and product liability class actions, regulatory investigations, and disputes in the energy and resources sectors. Duncan also advises on domestic and international corporate social responsibility risks.


Matthew Whittle, Insolvency, Melbourne

Matthew was recruited to the firm as a senior associate in 2008 from Clifford Chance in Tokyo. Matthew specialises in the field of corporate insolvency and restructuring. He also has broad experience advising financial institutions and corporates on complex litigation and regulatory investigations.

Like this story? Read more:

QLS condemns actions of disgraced lawyer as ‘stain on the profession’

NSW proposes big justice reforms to target risk of reoffending

The legal budget breakdown 2017

Allens makes 12 new partners
lawyersweekly logo
Promoted content
Recommended by Spike Native Network
more from lawyers weekly
microphone
Oct 20 2017
Podcast: One of law’s most infamous alumni – in conversation with Julian Morrow
In this episode of The Lawyers Weekly Show, Melissa Coade is joined by The Chaser’s Julian Morrow....
protest
Oct 20 2017
High Court overturns ‘excessive’ anti-protest legislation
Bob Brown’s recent victory in the High Court over the Tasmanian government was a win for fundament...
Blocked
Oct 20 2017
Changes to Australian citizenship laws blocked
Attempts to beef up the requirements to obtain Australian citizenship were thwarted this week, after...
APPOINTMENTS
Allens managing partner Richard Spurio, image courtesy Allens' website
Jun 21 2017
Promo season at Allens
A group of lawyers at Allens have received promotions across its PNG and Australian offices. ...
May 11 2017
Partner exits for in-house role
A Victorian lawyer has left the partnership of a national firm to start a new gig with state governm...
Esteban Gomez
May 11 2017
National firm recruits ‘major asset’
A national law firm has announced it has appointed a new corporate partner who brings over 15 years'...
opinion
Nicole Rich
May 16 2017
Access to justice for young transgender Australians
Reform is looming for the process that young transgender Australians and their families must current...
Geoff Roberson
May 11 2017
The lighter side of the law: when law and comedy collide
On the face of it, there doesn’t seem to be much that is amusing about the law, writes Geoff Rober...
Help
May 10 2017
Advocate’s immunity – without fear or without favour but not both
On 29 March 2017, the High Court handed down its decision in David Kendirjian v Eugene Lepore & ...