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Allens promotes 24 to senior positions

Global law firm Allens has named nine new partners and 15 managing associates.

user iconJerome Doraisamy 28 June 2021 Big Law
Allens promotes 24 to senior positions
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Earlier on Monday, 28 June, Allens announced the promotion of 24 lawyers to senior positions within the firm, with the appointments being spread across 11 of its practice groups.

The firm named nine new partners: Julian Berenholtz and Alex Tolliday (commercial disputes), Naomi Bergman (real estate and development), Karla Drinkwater and Jacqui Rowell (projects), Matthew McCarthy (restructuring and insolvency), Caroline Ryan (intellectual property), Tony Shaw (patent and trademark attorneys) and Kerensa Sneyd (funds, super and wealth).


It also named 15 new managing associates: Anne Beresford, Michael Hogan and Danielle Jones (projects), Emily Cravigan and Isabelle Guyot (technology, media and telecommunications), Tarsha Gavin and Chloe Wilton (employment and safety), Lauren John (intellectual property), Emily Johnstone (real estate and development), Caroline Marshall, Alexandra McCaughan and Emily Turnbull (commercial disputes), Jay Prasad (tax), Kirsty Prinsloo (restructuring and insolvency) and James Somerville (competition, consumer and regulatory).

Speaking about the promoted lawyers, Allens managing partner Richard Spurio (pictured) said: “I am delighted to congratulate our newest partners and managing associates.

“We remain on track to achieve our goal of at least 35 per cent female partners during 2022.”

The promotions are effective as of 1 July 2021.

The news follows McCullough Robertson elevating 16 to new positions, Moray & Agnew promoting 25 to new roles, Hall & Wilcox promoting 36 to senior roles, Dentons promoting 14 to new positions, and King & Wood Mallesons adding 10 to the partnership ranks.