King & Wood Mallesons has welcomed 10 new partners in Australia, all of whom have been promoted from lawyers at the international firm.
The promotions, effective 1 July, follow the promotion of 32 partners in KWM’s China office and recognise individuals who have demonstrated exceptional legal expertise, excellence in client service and strong leadership capabilities over the course of their careers, according to a statement.
Chief executive partner, Australia, Berkeley Cox, said that the new partners were an exciting addition.
“I am delighted to welcome ten new lawyers to the KWM partnership. Each of our new partners bring a track record of exceptional performance and leadership and further depth, breadth and fresh perspectives to our partnership,” she said.
The Australian partner promotions for 2021 are:
- Michelle Astridge: projects & real estate, Sydney
- Andrew Barrett: projects & real estate, Melbourne
- Anthony Boogert: mergers & acquisitions, Sydney
- Liam Burgess: dispute resolution, Sydney
- Catherine Danne: banking & finance, Melbourne
- Kate Dean: projects & real estate, Sydney
- Jack Hill: mergers & acquisitions, Melbourne
- Tamara Hunter: dispute resolution, Sydney
- Greg Protektor: tax, Melbourne
- Ruth Rosedale: dispute resolution, Perth
Global CEO, Sue Kench, added that the promotions are the building blocks for the future of the firm.
“Our promotions in Australia – together with our 2021 partner promotions in China – represent our focus on developing a diverse talent base a of high-performing lawyers, who have the right values, skills and qualities to grow our business and assist clients doing business in and out of Asia," she said.
"On behalf of the international firm I congratulate our ten new Australian partners on this significant career milestone and welcome them to the KWM partnership.”