1st March 2018
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2018 Winners

Lawyers Weekly would like to congratulate all the winners and finalists on their outstanding achievements.

The winners of the Corporate Counsel Awards 2018 are:



Academia, Training and Education Lawyer of the Year

Theo Kapodistrias

University of Tasmania


Agribusiness Lawyer of the Year

John Lane-Mullins

Olam Australia


Banking and Finance Lawyer of the Year

Catherine James        

Challenger Limited


Construction and Real Estate Lawyer of the Year

Claire Hashman



FMCG Lawyer of the Year

David Dwyer

Unilever Australia and New Zealand


Government Lawyer of the Year

Mark Cunliffe

Commonwealth Department of Defence


Healthcare, Pharmaceuticals and Biotech Lawyer of the Year

Simone Tierney

Lodestar Legal


Industrial, Materials and Manufacturing Lawyer of the Year

Alice Polglase

Cotton On Group


Infrastructure, Utilities and Energy Lawyer of the Year

Johnny Short



Insurance Lawyer of the Year

Elissa Baxter

Lawcover Insurance


Sports and Entertainment Lawyer of the Year

Sunil Puranikmath



Technology, Media and Telecommunications Lawyer of the Year

Dominic Ward



Transport and Logistics Lawyer of the Year

Kimberly Statham

Woolworths Limited


Travel, Tourism and Hospitality Lawyer of the Year

Chris Todd

Ardent Leisure Group



Agribusiness Team of the Year

GrainCorp Group Legal


Banking and Finance Team of the Year

American Express Australia


Construction and Real Estate Team of the Year

Vicinity Centres


FMCG Team of the Year

Mondelez Australia Pty Ltd


Government Team of the Year

Defence Legal Commonwealth Department of Defence


Healthcare, Pharmaceuticals and Biotech Team of the Year

Swisse Wellness Pty Ltd


Industrial, Materials and Manufacturing Team of the Year

Cotton On Group


Infrastructure, Utilities and Energy Team of the Year

Yancoal Australia Ltd


Insurance Team of the Year

AIA Australia Limited


Sports and Entertainment Team of the Year

Football Federation Australia


Technology, Media and Telecommunications Team of the Year



Transport and Logistics Team of the Year

Cobham Aviation Services


Corporate Counsel Excellence Award

Catherine James        

Challenger Limited

2018 Winners
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