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NRF promotes 28 in Australia

Global law firm Norton Rose Fulbright has elevated eight lawyers to special counsel and 20 to senior associate across Australia.

user iconJerome Doraisamy 07 July 2023 Big Law
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Norton Rose Fulbright (NRF) has promoted 29 senior lawyers in Australia and Indonesia, with all but one of those promotions coming Down Under.

The promotions are across multiple practice areas, including litigation, banking, and corporate and merger and acquisition, and span the firm’s offices in Brisbane, Canberra, Jakarta, Melbourne, Perth, and Sydney.

The firm’s new special counsel in Australia are Stephen Lee, Bronwyn Hammond, Julia Boyce, Georgia Koulianos, Kerri Lambrianidis, Dietrich Marquardt, Charlotte van Beek, and Ben Fisher.


And its new Australian-based senior associates are Kit Man Cheng, Kellie Hayman, Bronte Crittenden, Sam Montague, Ming Kalanon, Ellen Laughton, Laura Martin, Michelle Martin, Neil Nguyen, Natalia Starostenko (foreign qualified), Amy Parry, Elle McIntosh, Alexandra Barry, Laura Britton, Sundar Odgers, Alexander Ieroianni, Philippa Hardy, Stephanie Wilton, Seraijah Choi, and Ed Conley.

Elsewhere, the firm has also promoted one lawyer — Wira Saputra — to senior associate in its Jakarta office.

The promotions were effective as of 1 July.

Speaking about the promotions, NRF chief executive partner Alison Deitz (pictured) said: “This skilled and diverse group of senior lawyers represents the breadth and depth of our practice across Australia and Indonesia.

“They have distinguished themselves by the high quality of their client service and contribution to the success of our firm.”

The news follows a recent spate of partner appointments at NRF, as reported by Lawyers Weekly here.

The news follows recent promotions rounds in the profession, including: HWL Ebsworth elevating 72 lawyers, including seven to partner, as reported on Friday, 7 July; Gilchrist Connell promoting 12 and hiring another seven senior lawyers, reported by Lawyers Weekly on Thursday, 6 July; Clayton Utz promoting 64 on Tuesday, 4 July; Dentons promoting 14, including four to partner, on Monday, 3 July; Carroll & O’Dea elevating 17, also on the 3rd; MinterEllison promoting 91 on Friday, 30 June; three Australians making partner at Baker McKenzie on Friday; Colin Biggers & Paisley promoting 13 on Friday; Clyde & Co naming 13 new senior associates, as reported on Monday, 3 July; Meridian elevating 12 lawyers, also reported also on Monday; Allens promoting 70 on Thursday, 29 June; the elevation of eight, including four to partner, at PCL Lawyers, also on Thursday, the 29th; IPH promoting 25, including seven to principal, also on Thursday, the 29th; Russell Kennedy’s promotion of 18 on Wednesday, 28 June; Slater & Gordon promoting 46; Holman Webb elevating eight and nabbing three new partners from BigLaw rivals, also on Wednesday, the 28th; 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, on Tuesday, the 27th; 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; 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.

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