Global firm King & Wood Mallesons has elevated five lawyers to special counsel and 36 to senior associate.
Further to its recent promotion of four lawyers to the partnership ranks, KWM has promoted another 41 lawyers to senior positions.
The promotions, the firm said, represent its “ongoing commitment to our clients and the growth of our people through the development of a strong global talent pipeline”.
Speaking about the latest promotion round, KWM chief executive partner in Australia Berkeley Cox said he was “delighted” to elevate the 41 practitioners to senior positions.
“Achieving this well-deserved career milestone demonstrates the strength of talent that exists across KWM’s practice areas and our dedication to ensuring we meet our client’s needs now and in the future,” he said.
The new special counsel are: Lisa Quilty (dispute resolution), Peter Baker, Miriam Kleiner and Sarah Mitchell (M&A) and Emma Dewar (projects and real estate).
The firm’s newest senior associates are: Stuart Alexander, Madeleine Coates, Stephen Sharpe, Philippa Spurr and Hilary Yeoh (banking and finance), Georgia Boyce, Georgia Cowley, Ashleigh De La Rosa, Jena Dobie, Daniel Fielding, Karmen Gallegos, Diana Liu, Emily Lobban, Lauren Peacock, Grant Rodoreda, Danielle Sharplin, Samantha Sisomphou, Emma White and Suzannah Wood (dispute resolution), Bridget Butler, Peeta Hutson, Erica Long, Marc McCaughey, Joseph McQuillen, Penny Sarantis, Brooke Smith, Stacey Stellatos, Natalie Stianos, Cammie Teo and Rebecca Williams (M&A), Michael Ashforth, Elaine Asimakopoulos, Lucius Moser, Nicole Wieringa (projects and real estate), and Kristen Easton and Hilary Taylor (taxation).
The news follows Mills Oakley promoting 21 lawyers, Hall & Wilcox promoting 34 senior lawyers, Corrs Chambers Westgarth promoting seven to its partnership ranks, and Macpherson Kelley elevating 15 senior lawyers.