Partner of the Year

Principal Partner

I'M A FINALIST

Connie Chen

Partner

Firm

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1999

University of Sydney

Corporate, financial services, mergers and acquisitions (M&A), mining, real estate

Bachelor or Law
Bachelor of Commerce

Law Society of NSW

Member of Executive Committee (Board) of the Australian China Business Council of NSW
Chair of Property Subcommittee of the Australian China Business Council of NSW
Member of Sydney Grammar School Women’s Association
Member of Sydney Grammar School Music Association

My son told me that he is very proud of me.

Whilst it can be easy to be lost in dollar amounts in my professional life, my biggest achievements were the little things that I was still able to do as a mum – making school lunches, helping out at the school canteen, never missing a family birthday (yes, 24 nieces and nephews). Regardless of my professional accomplishments, these are the things that would give me the greatest sense of satisfaction.

My personal mantra is that no matter how adverse or dire a situation may be, there will be something positive that arises from that situation. Applying this mantra has allowed me to learn and to persevere through the many setbacks and self-doubts that I have faced during the course of my career to date. It is also something that I aim to instil in young lawyers especially in the high stress and pressure environment of a commercial law firm.

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