Young blood and legal talent will reinvigorate the leadership ranks of the combined firms Henry Davis York (HDY) and Norton Rose Fulbright (NRF), according to a statement released by HYD managing partner Michael Greene last week.
The mid-tier boss announced that six lawyers have been welcomed to the HDY partnership.
They are: James Higby, Stephen Iu, Anneliese Korber, Felicity Healy, Vittorio Casamento and Alice Chen, taking roles with teams in the commercial litigation; corporate and M&A; environment and planning; banking, turnaround and insolvency; construction and procurement practices respectively.
The “first wave” of partner promotions since HDY’s merger deal with NRF was sealed was described by Mr Greene as a milestone.
“These are milestone promotions for Henry Davis York as they mark the first wave of promotions we have made following the signing of the Combination Agreement with Norton Rose Fulbright,” Mr Greene said in a statement last week.
The elevation of the six lawyers was also indicative of both firm’s desire to “create a modern, young and diverse partnership,” Mr Greene said.
“[These promotions] recognise the expertise and experience of our lawyers and the firm's investment in the development of our people.
“Congratulations to all who have been appointed, I look forward to continuing to celebrate their achievements as we combine Henry Davis York with Norton Rose Fulbright in the months ahead,” Mr Greene said.
The announcement was made last Friday, one day after it was revealed the head of HDY's Canberra office would be exiting for greener pastures with Clayton Utz.