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2 Aussies make partnership at White & Case in 42-strong cohort

Global law firm White & Case LLP has promoted 42 lawyers to partner, including two in its Australian offices.

user iconJerome Doraisamy 17 November 2023 Big Law
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White & Case has elevated 42 lawyers to its global partnership, with the cohort representing 11 of the firm’s practice areas. The new partners are located across 18 of the firm’s worldwide offices and come from 13 different countries throughout the Americas, EMEA and Asia-Pacific.

In Australia, Fiona Curl and Chris Settle (both pictured) have joined the partnership.

The news follows the firm’s taking of two partners from fellow BigLaw firm Clayton Utz back in August.


Ms Curl is in the firm’s global project development and finance practice, helping government and private sector clients develop and finance major infrastructure projects, particularly in the renewable energy and transport sector, the firm noted in a statement.

Mr Settle is in the same practice group, advising on energy and infrastructure development transactions, and has experience in both the new energy and rail sectors.

Both work in White & Case’s Melbourne office.

Overall, four of the new partners are from APAC, while 14 are based in the Americas and 24 are in Europe and the Middle East.

Speaking about the firm’s newest partners, White & Case chair Heather McDevitt said: “Our 2024 class reflects the strength of our firm.”

“These 42 outstanding lawyers have a diversity of expertise, skills and backgrounds that mirror the complex legal challenges our clients face across the globe,” she proclaimed.

“These new partners will strengthen our partnership for years to come.”