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White & Case names 2 new counsel in Australia

Global law firm White & Case LLP has promoted 23 lawyers to local partners and 22 lawyers to counsel worldwide, with two Australians being elevated to counsel.

user iconJerome Doraisamy 27 November 2023 Big Law
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Ashleigh Cole and Alexis Fong (both pictured) have been promoted to counsel in White & Case’s Melbourne office.

Ms Cole, the firm said, works in its global commercial litigation practice, and her work focuses on construction, advising clients on the life cycle of a project, with experience ranging from project inception to advising on contentious disputes through mediation, adjudication, arbitration, and litigation.


Ms Fong is in the firm’s global project development and finance practice and focuses on advising corporate borrowers, sponsors and financial institutions on a range of cross-border and domestic financing transactions, including project finance, debt capital markets, leveraged finance and general bank lending.

The two promotions are part of a global round of 45, with seven elevated in the Asia-Pacific region, eight in the Americas, and 30 in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa.

The promotions are effective as of 1 January 2024.

The news follows the naming of two new Australian partners at the global firm earlier this month, as well as its nabbing of two partners from BigLaw rival Clayton Utz back in August.

Speaking about the promotions, White & Case chair Heather McDevitt said: “We are proud of what these exceptional lawyers have achieved in their careers to date and the significant contribution they all make to the success of the firm through a commitment to providing our clients with the highest standards of service.

“Representing 13 practices and 22 offices across the Americas, EMEA and Asia-Pacific, they have a wide range of skills, experience and backgrounds and demonstrate the diverse and truly global nature of White & Case.”