Global firm King & Wood Mallesons has elevated 12 lawyers to special counsel and 33 to senior associate across its Australian offices, effective from 1 July.
The promotions “reflect KWM’s drive to invest in its people and build an exceptional talent pipeline”, the firm said in a statement this morning.
The new special counsel are Tamara Hunter, Minoshi De Silva, Sarah Weinberg and Amanda Beattie (dispute resolution); Patrick Atkinson, Michael Robertson and Clifford Sandler (M&A); and Victoria Thackwray, Nick Testro, Gareth Howe, Jennifer McCosker and Michelle Astridge (projects and real estate).
And the new senior associates are Laura FitzGerald and Julia Zboromirsky (banking and finance); Alex Gorovtsov, Rebecca Smith, Lucy Dean, Damien Carroll, Jacqueline Bisas, Eliza Forsyth, Eleanor Atkins and Daniel Smith (dispute resolution); Karen Litherland, Capucine Hague, Jedd Watmore-Tanner, Evelyn Peter, James Southee, Charles Davies, Angus Morris and John Arthur (M&A); and Tanya Bromilow, Sarah McCamley, Katharine Boiko, Janine Low, Danika Kuczerepa, Katherine Ashbolt, Michelle Tat, Julian Bolger, Tom Naylor, Michelle Wong, Shirley Cheng, Amanda Seethor, Liz Ng, Jaime Greenacre and Qin Bi (projects and real estate).
KWM chief executive partner for Australia Berkeley Cox said the firm was “delighted” to announce the promotions of its new special counsel and senior associates.
“Our reputation is built on the quality of our people and the commercial outcomes they help our clients achieve. Each new promotion brings exceptional technical and people skills, and I am incredibly proud to see this acknowledged,” he said.
The round of promotions follows the addition of nine new partners announced across the firm’s Australian offices.
It also follows BigLaw firm MinterEllison’s promotion of 83 lawyers to senior roles.