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KWM promotes 6 partners

Global law firm King & Wood Mallesons (KWM) has promoted five lawyers in Australia and one in Singapore to its partnership across a number of key growth areas for the firm.

user iconLauren Croft 16 June 2023 Big Law
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Spanning across energy, resources and infrastructure, banking and finance and competition, five partners have been added in Australia and one in Singapore to the KWM global partnership.

In Australia, Larissa Buriak, Shirley Cheng, Emily Heffernan, Peixin Truong and Christopher Kok have been promoted to the partnership, effective from 1 July.


In addition, David Phua has been appointed to the Singapore partnership, in a promotion effective since January this year.

The news follows recent promotions rounds at fellow BigLaw firms, including the promotion of seven to partner at Gadens yesterday (15 June), the naming of three new partners at Thomson Geer last week; the elevation of 18 at the start of June at Johnson Winter Slattery; 35 senior promotions at Lander & Rogers in early June; four senior hires for MinterEllison’s consulting arm a fortnight ago; seven to partner at Moray & Agnew in late May; three new partners at Corrs Chambers Westgarth, also in late May; seven named as special counsel at Clyde & Co in early May; two new partners at DLA Piper as announced in late April; three new partners at Allen & Overy from April; seven to counsel roles at Herbert Smith Freehills in the same week and 10 to partner in Australia a week earlier; and the elevation of 13 to the partnership at Ashurst in mid-April.

Commenting on the promotions, Renae Lattey, the firm’s chief executive partner in Australia, said that KWM’s newest partners practise in areas aligned with market growth opportunities and the areas most critical to clients.

“The growth and diversification of our partnership is a critical step for the ongoing success of our firm and our ability to support the needs of our clients,” she said.

“I am proud of our new partners, and I know our clients will benefit from their expertise as they navigate complex legal challenges in existing and emerging areas.”