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Clyde & Co names 13 new senior associates in Australia

Global law firm Clyde & Co has continued to promote lawyers around the world to more senior roles, with 13 Australians being made senior associates in an APAC cohort of 18.

user iconJerome Doraisamy 03 July 2023 Big Law
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Clyde & Co has elevated 18 of its lawyers in the Asia-Pacific region to senior associate, 13 of whom are based in Australia.

The firm’s newest senior associates in Australia are Erica Ayad, Kyle Bowles, Naomi Ferwerda, Valencia Govender, Emily Ho, Christian Hofman, Mitchell Jensen, Olivia Kiss, Daniel McCarthy, Niddhe Nattraj, Victoria Pappas, Kaitlin Rolandsen, and Jack Tyson.

The promotions were made effective on 1 July.


Speaking about the new senior associates, Clyde & Co Australian managing partner Lucinda Lyons said: “It is fantastic to see another talented group of lawyers develop and progress their careers within Clyde & Co, and we look forward to seeing them succeed in their new role.”

“We are proud of the exceptional talent we have at the firm, which enables us to continue to deliver outstanding services to our clients.”

Clyde & Co APAC board chair Simon McConnell added: “Our newly appointed senior associates have demonstrated their ability to exceed expectations across Clyde & Co’s key sectors and continue to make a significant contribution to achieving the firm’s strategic vision and upholding our values.”

“These promotions underline our commitment to the growth and career development of our staff, and it is great to see so many of them making significant steps in their careers.”

The news follows the firm’s promotion of a cyber specialist in Brisbane to equity partner in late April, its taking of a team from Gadens in early May, its naming of seven new special counsel in Australia in mid-May, and its launching of a gender-neutral 26-week parental leave policy in late May.

The news also follows recent promotions rounds in the profession, including: MinterEllison elevating 91 professionals on Friday, 30 June; Allens promoting 70 on Thursday, 29 June; the elevation of eight, including four to partner, at PCL Lawyers, on Thursday; IPH promoting 25, including seven to principal, also on Thursday; Russell Kennedy’s promotion of 18, on Wednesday, 28 June; Slater & Gordon promoting 46 on Wednesday; Holman Webb elevating eight and nabbing three new partners from BigLaw rivals; Herbert Smith Freehills’ elevation of 46 to senior associate on Tuesday (27 June); the promotion of 12, including three to partner, at Arnold Bloch Leibler, also on Tuesday; Holding Redlich’s promotion of 41 lawyers to more senior roles, also on 27 June; Hamilton Locke’s elevation of 14 across its firm and one in its allied business, on Tuesday; HopgoodGanim’s promotion of 25, including four to partner on Monday, 26 June; Hicksons’ promotion of 10, also on Monday; McCabes’ elevation of 13 to more senior roles, also on Monday; King & Wood Mallesons’ promotion of 77 lawyers, including 44 to senior associate, on Friday, 23 June; Wotton + Kearney elevated 34, including four to partner, also on Friday; Barry Nilsson promoting 21 on Thursday, 22 June; 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 on the 19th; six new partners in Australia at King & Wood Mallesons announced on 16 June; the promotion of seven to partner at Gadens on 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 earlier this month; seven to partner at Moray & Agnew in late May; three new partners at Corrs Chambers Westgarth, also in late 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.

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