Australia’s top partners revealed

Australia’s top partners revealed

28 April 2016 By Lara Bullock

The winners of the inaugural Lawyers Weekly Partner of the Year Awards have been announced.

Last night, more than 400 people gathered at the Sofitel Wentworth in Sydney to celebrate the achievements of the 21 Partner of the Year Awards winners at a black-tie gala dinner.

Twenty-two high-profile judges took on the task of choosing the winners, while Major, Lindsey & Africa, G2 Legal and Law In Order supported the awards.

Nine categories were taken out by global firm partners, nine by national firm partners, and three by boutique firm partners.


King & Wood Mallesons had two winners, as did Herbert Smith Freehills and Clayton Utz.

One global firm lawyer took out the top gong in two categories.

Dr Martyn Taylor of Norton Rose Fulbright was awarded the Commercial and the Technology, Media and Communications awards.

Lawyers Weekly congratulates all the winners and the finalists.

The winners of the 2016 Partner of the Year Awards are:


Banking and Finance
Berkeley Cox, King & Wood Mallesons

Dr Martyn Taylor, Norton Rose Fulbright

Competition, Trade and Regulation
Luke Woodward, Gilbert + Tobin

Construction and Infrastructure
Sandra Steele, K&L Gates

Dispute Resolution and Litigation
Jason Betts, Herbert Smith Freehills

Family Law
Mark Parker, Lander & Rogers

Financial Services
Michelle Levy, Allens

Eleanor Scott, MacDonnells Law

Dr Teresa Nicoletti, Piper Alderman

Amanda Banton, Squire Patton Boggs

John Van de Poll, Holman Webb

Intellectual Property
Shannon Platt, Sparke Helmore

Mergers and Acquisitions
Philippa Stone, Herbert Smith Freehills

Rita Chowdhury, Withers SBL

Planning and Environment
Carolyn Salam, MinterEllison

Pro Bono
Michael Anglin, Salvos Legal Humanitarian

Projects, Energy and Resources
Tanya Denning, Ashurst

Real Estate
Nikki Robinson, Clayton Utz

Michael Clough, King & Wood Mallesons

Technology, Media and Communications
Dr Martyn Taylor, Norton Rose Fulbright

Workplace Relations
Jennifer Wyborn, Clayton Utz

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