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Squire Patton Boggs names new Sydney managing partner

Global law firm Squire Patton Boggs has appointed a new managing partner for its Sydney office, coinciding with the firm’s 10-year anniversary in Australia’s biggest city.

user iconJerome Doraisamy 21 November 2022 Big Law
Squire Patton Boggs names new Sydney managing partner
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Graeme Slattery is set to become the managing partner of the Sydney office for Squire Patton Boggs, taking over from Campbell Davidson.

Mr Slattery is, the firm said in a statement, a “highly regarded commercial litigator”, leading the firm’s Australian litigation practice. He has represented clients in complex corporate commercial disputes, public and administrative law matters, and regulatory investigations and prosecutions over the course of his career, “having achieved many notable outcomes for his clients”.

Squire Patton Boggs has over 40 offices internationally, including three in Australia.


The firm’s chair and global chief executive, Mark Mark Ruehlmann, said that the Sydney office is an “important part” of its global offering to clients, as is its broader practice across Australia.

“Since launching a decade ago, our growth has been steady and focused on developing a diverse practice, hiring talented people and building a strong culture,” he said.

“I would like to express my gratitude to Campbell for his leadership as our founding managing partner in Sydney and thank Graeme for taking on this important role as we move into our next phase of growth.”

Mr Slattery added: “Under Campbell’s leadership, our Sydney office has grown and developed with a focus on assisting domestic and international clients with high-value legal work over a broad range of legal needs.

“I look forward to continuing this process by further expanding and building upon our existing successes as the office embarks on the next stage of its development.”

Squire Patton Boggs Perth office managing partner Tony Chong, who heads up the firm’s Australian corporate practice and Asia desk, also said: “Having worked closely with Graeme both as a colleague and on client matters, I have seen first-hand the enthusiasm, ability and commitment to the firm’s values that he will bring to his leadership role in Sydney.”

And Mr Davidson reflected that the firm’s Sydney office opened 10 years ago with one partner and three employees and, since then, has expanded to include practitioners handling M&A and capital market transactions, litigation, employment, international arbitrations, financial services, infrastructure, construction and real estate matters for a range of global and domestic clients.

“I am confident that Graeme’s expertise and energy will position our office for its next stage of growth,” he said.