KWM elevates 4 to partner in Australia
Global firm King & Wood Mallesons has promoted four Australian lawyers to its partnership ranks.
KWM has elevated Max Allan (banking and finance, Sydney), Emma Lawrence (dispute resolution, Canberra), Rebekha Pattison (dispute resolution, Canberra) Peter Yeldham (dispute resolution, Sydney) to partner as part of its 2020 round of promotions.
The new partners will assume their roles as of 1 July.
In a statement, the firm said that the promotion of these lawyers to partner is “testament to their technical excellence, their outstanding leadership skills and their commitment to KWM’s clients”.
Chief executive partner Berkeley Cox said he was “thrilled to welcome these outstanding people” to the firm’s partnership ranks.
“Their promotions demonstrate our goal to help our people, who care deeply about our clients’ success, grow to become leaders of the firm,” he said.
Global CEO Sue Kench added: “As a leading international firm it is critical that we have a diverse talent base that brings together different perspectives, skill sets and experience from around the world to continually elevate our offering to clients.”
“The promotion of these four new partners in Australia, alongside our partner promotions across other regions this year, signals our ongoing investment in further developing that diverse talent base and creating a strong pipeline of future global leaders. On behalf of the international firm I congratulate them on this significant career milestone and welcome them to the KWM partnership.”