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King & Wood Mallesons promotes 77, including 44 to senior associate

Following its recent promotion of six to partner, global law firm King & Wood Mallesons has promoted a further 77 professionals to more senior roles.

user iconJerome Doraisamy 23 June 2023 Big Law
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King & Wood Mallesons (KWM) has followed up its elevation of six to partner (five in Australia and one in Singapore) with the promotion of 77 professionals to more senior roles, including 14 to special counsel, 44 to senior associate, three in its applied legal technology team, and 16 in its shared services team.

Those promoted, KWM said in a statement, “have consistently demonstrated their commitment to mastery and contributing to the firm and our client’s success”.

All promotions are effective as of 1 July.


The news follows the firm’s promotion of six to partner one week ago.

KWM’s new special counsel are John Boyagi, Alissa Castrisos, Chris Holland, Tristan Howes, Matt McKeown, Prue O’Sullivan, Rebecca Petrie, Jack Power, Stephanie Puris, Ari Rosenbaum, Nicky Shanks, Gisele Vanderweerden, Claire Warren and Jessica Waters.

The new senior associates are Andrew Arulanandam, Jedda Bamford, Aaron Beale, Emily Bell, Matthew Bennett, Matthew Caldow, Thomas Cleeve, Adam De Bono, Michael Evans, Esther Faine-Vallantin, Imogen Francis, Caitlin Gordon, Olivia Grant-Preece, Olivia Harle, Claudia Hollings, Natasha Howlen, Sarah Huang, Angus Jamieson, Hussien Kassouh, Calvin Koay, Selena Loekman, Cal Maher, Caitlin McKenna, Vanessa Melara, Jonathon Mifsud, Georgia Mills, Thomas Monotti, Paula Mucha, Jaspreet Nagra, Kai Nash, Johnson Pang, Chelsea Payne, Morgan Sheargold, Ebony Sinnathamby, Rachel Spain, Clarissa Sukkar, Kathy Tin, Brook Tsai, Tash Venaik, Nick Walker, Alice Waterston, Amy Xi, Jovana Zelenbaba and Jim Zovaro.

The promotions in the applied legal technology team include Caitlin Fuller, Dana Velasco and Jun Liang.

And those promoted in the shared services team include Sonja Ansara, Rosh Asirwatham, Alison Clement, Brooke Cummins, Lorraine Foster, Almira Kashani, Kaitlyn Longley, Grace McGurk, Clare McIntyre, Sara Morrison, Jonathan Ragsdale, Kurnia Saputra, Tegan Smith, Dusan Stevic, Keelan Sullivan and Lucy Winkley.

Speaking about the latest promotions round, KWM chief executive partner Renae Lattey said: “We congratulate all 77 individuals on these well-deserved promotions.

“Together with our six new partners, these promotions illustrate the firm’s focus in fostering the development and career progression of our people and building a pipeline of future leaders.”

The news also follows recent promotions rounds in the profession, including: Wotton + Kearney elevated 34, including four to partner, earlier this morning (Friday, 23 June); Barry Nilsson promoting 21 yesterday (22 June), including three to principals; Hall & Wilcox promoting 48, including five to partner, on Wednesday (21 June); McCullough Robertson elevated 17 lawyers, including two to partner, on Tuesday (20 June); 55 being promoted as part of Mills Oakley’s EOFY promotions round on Monday (19 June); the promotion of 23 at Thomson Geer on the same day; the elevation of 26 to more senior roles at Piper Alderman, also unveiled on Monday; five new partners in Australia at King & Wood Mallesons announced last Friday (16 June); the promotion of seven to partner at Gadens last Thursday (15 June); the elevation of 18 at the start of June at Johnson Winter Slattery, followed by its promotion of five to partner in late June; 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.