Allens appoints 33 to senior roles

Allens appoints 33 to senior roles

30 June 2019 By Grace Ormsby
Allens office

Allens has named 13 new managing associates, one principal patent attorney and 20 senior associates in its Australian offices in a new round of internal promotions.

Effective from 1 July 2019, the appointments reflect firm-wide growth across multiple practice groups and in offices in Australia and the Asia-Pacific, according to a statement.

The statement also acknowledged a managing associate promotion in Allens’ Ho Chi Minh City office, while a senior associate appointment has also occurred in the firm’s Port Moresby office.

The firm’s managing partner, Richard Spurio, said: “I am very excited to announce these appointments. Individually, they are dedicated and driven legal professionals, and as a group, they bring diversity of experience and expertise.


“These promotions are a wonderful achievement and set the stage for ongoing professional success.

“I congratulate each one of out 35 appointees and look forward to supporting them deliver the best outcomes for our clients.”

The new managing associates have been named as:

Jacinta Dyer (Brisbane, banking & finance); Yu Zhang (Sydney, banking & finance); Morgan Phelan (Sydney, banking & finance); Anita Thompson (Sydney, competition); James Campbell (Sydney, disputes & investigations); George Blades (Sydney, disputes & investigations); Laura Hablous (Sydney, disputes & investigations); Alex Tolliday (Sydney, disputes & investigations); Jessica Selby (appointed 1 January 2019; Sydney, corporate); Stephanie Malon (Melbourne, corporate); Gobind Kalsi (Brisbane, projects & development); Karyn Thomson (Perth, projects & development); Rebecca Pleming (Sydney, projects & development).

The principal patent attorney promotion has been named as:


Ian Lindsay (Melbourne, intellectual property & patents)

Senior associate promotions have been awarded to:

Katharine Ward (Sydney, banking & finance); Nicholas Koutsoukos (Sydney, banking & finance); Shantanu Govil (Sydney, competition); Philip Marquet (Melbourne, corporate); Mai Go (Melbourne, corporate); Nathan Ramanlal (Melbourne, corporate); Keegan Lopez (Sydney, corporate); Joy Yoon (Sydney, corporate); Tom Hall (Sydney, corporate); Tristan Baker (Melbourne, disputes & investigations); Jeremy Rich (Perth, disputes & investigations); Samantha Naylor Brown (Sydney, disputes & investigations); Nastassia Tognini (Brisbane, disputes & investigations); Daniel Bradford (Brisbane, disputes & investigations); Ben van Weel (Melbourne, projects & development); Magda Kucharska (Sydney, projects & development); Jackson Minter (Brisbane, projects & development); Darcy Doyle (Perth, projects & development); Rebecca Hiscock (Sydney, projects & developments).

Ngoc Anh Tran has been promoted to the role of managing associate in Allens’ Ho Chi Minh City office in the projects and development team, while the Port Moresby office has announced Mek Tumul as a senior associate in its disputes and investigations team.

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Allens appoints 33 to senior roles
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