FIFTEEN NEW partnership positions have been awarded at Minter Ellison, with all but one coming from within the firm’s ranks.
Across the firm’s Australia, New Zealand and Hong Kong offices, the 15 partners have been appointed along with seven special counsel, 36 senior associates and two senior consultants.
“In assuming leadership positions within the firm, these talented people are an integral part of our future,” chief executive, Guy Templeton said. “They will help drive our business in key industry sectors and in key markets. And, by adding strength and new blood to our leadership team, they ensure we continue to deliver successful business outcomes to our clients.”
Templeton drew attention to the fact that four of the new partners are based in Hong Kong.
“We have appointed our first Cantonese partner, Steven Yip; promoted two outstanding lawyers in Brian Downie and Pattie Walsh — who joined us from Richards Butler in London in 2005; and brought onboard a lateral, Nigel Francis, previously a partner in Herbert Smith’s litigation practice,” he said.