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KWM welcomes 2 new partners

Sydney Australia

King & Wood Mallesons has added two dispute resolution lawyers to its partnership, joining from National Australia Bank and White & Case, respectively.

The global firm has appointed Damian Lovell and Hamish Macpherson as partners, each of whom joins its dispute resolution practice.

Mr Lovell joins KWM from National Australia Bank (NAB) where he was a litigation consultant, while Mr Macpherson joins from White & Case where he was a partner.

Both Mr Lovell and Mr Macpherson will be based in Sydney for their new roles and will bring to the firm extensive experience across the financial services, energy and resources, industrial, real estate and infrastructure sectors, a statement from KWM confirmed.

“Our differentiation and strength is in significant and complex litigation, supplemented by specialist expertise,” managing partner of KWM’s dispute resolution practice, Peter Pether, said.

“The arrival of both Damian and Hamish will amplify this, building on our strategic capability to help our clients resolve disputes and regulatory issues effectively, quickly and with minimum distraction to their core businesses.”


Berkeley Cox, chief executive partner, Australia, offered a similar sentiment, noting that the firm is delighted to welcome both Mr Lovell and Mr Macpherson to the partnership.

“KWM’s reputation in the dispute resolution market is built on the quality of our people and the commercial outcomes they help our clients achieve,” he said.

“Over several years, we have deliberately focused on growing our pipeline of future dispute resolution leaders and positioning the practice for continued growth and success. We are very pleased to be able to complement our existing strengths with the calibre of Damian and Hamish to continue to meet our clients’ needs.”

Emma Ryan

Emma Ryan

Emma Ryan is the editor of Lawyers Weekly at Momentum Media.

Emma has worked for Momentum Media since 2015, and has been responsible for breaking some of the biggest stories in corporate Australia. She also directs the content for Lawyers Weekly's stable of events, including the Australian Law Awards, the Women in Law Awards and the Boutique Law Summit. 

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