Global firm reappoints chief executive partner

By Jerome Doraisamy|22 May 2020

A global law firm with an Australian presence has given a second term to its chief executive partner to help “champion the firm’s transformation agenda”.

King & Wood Mallesons has reappointed Berkeley Cox as its Australian chief executive partner, for a term of three years. This marks his second term in the role.

Now reappointed, Mr Cox is set to lead the firm’s transformation agenda, which will see the Australian arm further develop its “collaboration with the firm’s international network and continue his unwavering commitment to both the firm’s clients and its people”.

Furthermore, Mr Cox will continue to support cross-border collaboration for the firm’s global offices.


“Throughout his first term, Berkeley championed a number of initiatives within the firm, taking it from strength to strength, driven by his commitment to providing a superior experience for the firm’s people and clients,” the firm said in a statement.

“Passionate about ensuring KWM is a great place to work and grow, Berkeley has been dedicated to embedding this as a strategic priority, focussing on equipping the firm’s people for wellbeing and performance, building supportive teams and creating a culture of trust and autonomy.

“This supportive culture is also evident in the continued growth of KWM’s community impact program which, with Berkeley’s support, has become central to the firm’s strategy. His commitment to the community in which we live and work has encouraged participation from all levels of the firm, resulting in the program’s most successful year to date.”

The senior appointment follows Moores announcing Tessa van Duyn as its new CEO in mid-March and Maddocks naming David Newman as its new CEO later that month.

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