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JWS adds partner from Jones Day

National law firm Johnson Winter Slattery has appointed a partner from global player Jones Day, who is set to strengthen the firm’s disputes, arbitration, and insolvency ranks.

user iconJerome Doraisamy 11 July 2023 Big Law
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Lucas Wilk (pictured) has joined JWS, bringing with him more than two decades of experience representing clients in large litigation and arbitration, with a focus on the energy, resources, and infrastructure sectors, as well as extensive experience in complex insolvency matters.

He joins from Jones Day, where he was a partner for more than six years.


The news follows the firm’s promotion of five to partner in late June, its hiring of a taxation special counsel in mid-June, its promotion of 18 lawyers to more senior roles in early June, its appointment of a law professor as a consultant in May, and its addition of a real estate special counsel from Corrs in March.

Speaking about the firm’s newest partner, JWS managing partner Jeremy Davis said: “Lucas is a recognised leader for litigation, arbitration and insolvency work, and it is great to have a lawyer with his high profile join our team.”

“We have seen a significant uptick in disputes and insolvency work, and Lucas will deepen the strength of our team,” he said.

Mr Wilk added: “JWS has built a strong reputation in the market for disputes and insolvency representation.”

“I am delighted to join a team with such high calibre lawyers and clients.”