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Ashurst promotes 25 to the partnership

International firm Ashurst has promoted 25 partners, including 13 in Australia, in what the firm said is a record number for the second year running.

user iconLauren Croft 19 April 2023 Big Law
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Effective from May, the new partnerships for Ashurst span across 13 global offices and 13 different practices, with 60 per cent in the Asia-Pacific region and 40 per cent in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA).

Further, Ashurst has promoted 52 women into the partnership over the last five years, representing over 50 per cent of the total promotions. Ashurst’s global partnership is currently 31 per cent female, up from 19 per cent in the 2018–19 financial year.

Global chair Karen Davies said the new partners reflect growing client demand and the strength of the firm.


“I am delighted to welcome a record number of new members to our global partnership this year and would like to congratulate each and every one of them on their well-deserved promotion,” she said.

“Their appointment is a testament to the important contribution they have made to our clients and the firm.”

The new Ashurst Australia partners are Eliza Blandford, Brooke Coghlan, Jason Maletic, Ben Stewart, Geoff McGrath, Nichola Shaw, Emma Malone, Dale Gill, Paul Wilson, John Macpherson, Talia Firth, Peter McNulty and Elke Bremner.

Stuart Blacklock, Rizaldy Tauhid, Sarah Winter, Arnaud Julien, Grant Batten, Peter Grayson, Quentin Robinson, Lindsey Bouchara, Chris Benbow, Joaquín Macías, David Noblinski and Gabriele Accardo have also been appointed to the partnership across the Asia-Pacific and EMEA regions.

Ms Davies added that the strong number of promotions reflects the firm’s continued commitment to identifying, supporting and developing a future pipeline of talent.

“We are relentlessly focused on enabling the ambition and potential of our people, who are the key to our success, and these promotions reflect that. Our new partners represent the diversity of talent, and the collaborative and inclusive culture that is at the heart of our firm, and I wish them every success in the next stage of their careers,” she said.

“As we embark on our 2027 strategy for the firm from 1 May, we are excited to welcome our new partners, who continue to make Ashurst a firm that outpaces change,” added Ashurst global chief executive Paul Jenkins. “The strength and depth of skill and experience that we see in this record-breaking round of promotions reflects our continued commitment to invest in the future of our global firm and our people. I am confident our new partners will all continue to make a significant impact for our clients as they pursue their goals, and play a vital role in the future success of Ashurst.”