Listed intellectual property services group IPH has elevated 31 professionals to more senior roles across its member firms, including 14 new principals.
IPH (ASX: IPH) – which operates across the Asia-Pacific region and boasts AJ Park, Griffith Hack, Pizzeys and Spruson & Ferguson as its member firms – has named a “record” 14 new principals, besting last year’s record of 11 new principals.
Speaking about the promotions round, IPH managing director and chief executive Dr Andrew Blattman said: “At IPH, we’re committed to supporting our people at all levels, and to creating opportunities for development that are second to none.
“Being promoted is a significant milestone and a testament to an individual’s dedication, hard work and commitment to outstanding client service. As Asia Pacific’s leading IP services group, we take great pride in ensuring we offer an environment where talented people are recognised, and it’s fantastic to see so many people reaching the next stage in their career.
“Congratulations to all of our newly promoted employees.”
The listed firm’s newest principals are Natalie Harre, Thomas Huthwaite, Dr Hannah French, Matthieu Mouscardes (AJ Park), Jennifer Wyndham-Wheeler (Griffith Hack), Julie Simpson (Pizzeys), Guy Tucker, Rodney Dabboussy, Shaun Griffin, Brendan Nugent, Andrew Lowe, Nigel Pereira, Dr SiQi Wang and Dr Natsuho Yamamoto (Spruson & Ferguson).
Lucy Hartland has been elevated to special counsel.
The new senior associates are: Brook Dyer, James Richardson-Bullock, Bojun Zhou, Sharon Zhu, Sarah Cox, Craig Gleghorn, Dr Ken Johnstone, Dr Matthew Stewart and Jitchanok Sararuk.
The new associates are: Lucette Kuhn, Samera Roberts, Dr Bryan Leaw, Matthew McTiernan, Dean Bradley and Eunice Tai.
Elsehwhere, Sara Gao has been promoted to head of patent procedures.
IPH employs over 900 staff across six member firms serving over 25 countries.
This news follows a number of BigLaw promotional rounds, including MinterEllison promoting 113 professionals, Clayton Utz elevating 59, Baker McKenzie promoting 28 (including senior professionals on parental leave), Herbert Smith Freehills naming 56 new senior associates, Allens promoting 79, KWM promoting 90, HopgoodGanim elevating 27, Thomson Geer elevating 31, twenty new appointments at Barry.Nilsson., a “record” number of promotions at global law firm Dentons, 46 new appointments with four partner appointments at Holding Redlich, the promotion of 46 at Hall & Wilcox, the elevation of 48 staff at Mills Oakley, the promotion of 21 at Piper Alderman and the addition of 13 new partners at King & Wood Mallesons.