DLA Piper adds 3 Aussies to partnership as part of 74-strong global cohort

29 April 2022 By Jerome Doraisamy

Three Australian lawyers have been appointed to the partnership ranks at DLA Piper, together with 71 other lawyers, for a total of 74 new partners across 38 of the firm’s offices in 21 countries.

Jessie Buchan (intellectual property and technology, Sydney), Dylan Burke (corporate, Melbourne) and Elliott Cheung (corporate, Sydney) have all been elevated to partner at DLA Piper.


The promotions are effective as of 1 May 2022.

In a statement, the firm said that their collective experience in areas such as intellectual property, venture capital investments, equity capital raising, and domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions “will be greatly valued by the partnership”.

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DLA Piper Australian managing partner Amber Matthews said: “We are delighted to welcome Jessie, Dylan and Elliott to the partnership. They have all shown exceptional ability and demonstrate the values which are important to our firm.”

The three appointments form part of the BigLaw firm’s latest global promotions round, in which 74 lawyers were elevated to the partnership ranks.

Of the 74 lawyers promoted, 36 are women (49 per cent).

“The firm is committed to promoting more women to the partnership and achieving greater levels of diversity into the future,” Ms Matthews proclaimed.

Partner promotions have occurred in 38 of the firm’s global offices, spanning 21 countries. The corporate team saw the most new partners (20), followed by litigation and regulatory (19).

The announcement from DLA Piper follows the 10 new partners named by Herbert Smith Freehills and 12 new partners named by Ashurst, both within the last week.

DLA Piper adds 3 Aussies to partnership as part of 74-strong global cohort
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