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Partner of the Year finalists revealed - 2017

user iconEmma Musgrave 28 February 2017 Corporate Counsel
Partner of the Year Awards 2017

The finalists for Lawyers Weekly’s 2017 Partner of the Year Awards have been revealed.

The second annual Partner of the Year Awards received a record number of submissions across 23 hotly contested categories. 

Winners will be announced at a black-tie event at The Westin in Sydney on 28 April, recognising outstanding performance by partners across a broad range of practice areas.

Lawyers Weekly would like to congratulate the finalists, we look forward to seeing you at the event. 

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The 2017 Partner of the Year finalists are:

Banking and Finance

Claire Rogers, King & Wood Mallesons
Harry New, Hall & Wilcox
Helen Ord, Dentons
Katherine Forrest, King & Wood Mallesons
Mark Inston, Hall & Wilcox
Michael Goss, DibbsBarker
Sonia Apikian, Gadens
Yuen-Yee Cho, King & Wood Mallesons


Brendan Earle, Herbert Smith Freehills
Claire Carton, Griffin Legal
Glenn Hughes, Russells
Hiroshi Narushima, Gilbert + Tobin
Lauren Magraith, Baker McKenzie
Dr Martyn Taylor, Norton Rose Fulbright
Michele Muscillo, HopgoodGanim Lawyers
Peter Cook, Gilbert + Tobin
Peter Jolly, Thynne + Macartney
Stuart Byrne, Clayton Utz

Competition, Trade and Regulation

Caroline Coops, King & Wood Mallesons
Kirsten Webb, Clayton Utz
Luke Woodward, Gilbert + Tobin
Dr Martyn Taylor, Norton Rose Fulbright
Sharon Henrick, King & Wood Mallesons
Stephen Voss, Thomson Geer

Construction and Infrastructure

Amanda Davidson, Davidson Legal, Consulting, Advisory
Chris Mitchell, King & Wood Mallesons
David Hugo, Herbert Smith Freehills
Donna Sewell, See Well Law
Greg Richards, Mills Oakley
Janelle Kerrisk, Helix Legal
Mark Yum, Madison Marcus Law Firm
Sandra Steele, K&L Gates
Sergio Capelli, Clayton Utz


Andrew Tiedt, Armstrong Legal
Daniel Hua, Cridland & Hua Lawyers

Dispute Resolution and Litigation

Alex Haslam, Gilchrist Connell
Andrew Lacey, McCabes Lawyers
Crispian Lynch, Gilbert + Tobin
Grant Bonner, Norton Rose Fulbright
Jason Betts, Herbert Smith Freehills
John Pavlakis, Ashurst
Louise Massey, Dentons
Peter Pether, King & Wood Mallesons
Robert Ishak, William Roberts Lawyers
Sean Radburn, Somerville Laundry Lomax Solicitors

Family Law

Ben O'Neill, O'Neill Family Law
Geoff Wilson, HopgoodGanim Lawyers
Malcolm Gittoes-Caesar, Coleman Greig Lawyers
Michael Seton, Ryan & Seton Lawyers
Pierce Carstensen, McInnes Wilson Lawyers
Reagan Wilson, Best Wilson Buckley Family Law

Financial Services

Astrid Raetze, Baker McKenzie
Claire Wivell Plater, The Fold Legal
Jon Ireland, Henry Davis York
Kate Jackson-Maynes, King & Wood Mallesons
Liz Hastilow, K&L Gates
Michael Vrisakis, Herbert Smith Freehills
Michelle Segaert, Squire Patton Boggs
Natalie Cambrell, Lander & Rogers
Nathan Hodge, King & Wood Mallesons
Scott Charaneka, Thomson Geer


Andrew Rentoul, MinterEllison
Caroline Bush, Clayton Utz
Geoff Adams, Meyer Vandenberg
Stephen Jaggers, King & Wood Mallesons


Alison Choy Flannigan, Holman Webb
Arthur Koumoukelis, Dentons
Ben McLaughlin, Baker McKenzie
Rob McInnes, DibbsBarker
Sabine Phillips, Gadens
Teresa Nicoletti, Mills Oakley


Dom Emmett, Gilbert + Tobin
James Marshall, Ashurst
Jason Opperman, K&L Gates
Mark Love, BAL Lawyers
Scott Atkins, Henry Davis York
Tim Klineberg, King & Wood Mallesons


Alex Haslam, Gilchrist Connell
Deborah Templeman, Gilchrist Connell
Gillian Davidson, Sparke Helmore Lawyers
Katherine Ruschen, Mills Oakley

Intellectual Property

Chris Round, K&L Gates
Hayden Delaney, HopgoodGanim Lawyers
John Lee, Gilbert + Tobin
Julie Robb, Banki Haddock Fiora
Katrina Rathie, King & Wood Mallesons
Ken Philp, Bennett & Philp Lawyers
Scott Bouvier, King & Wood Mallesons
Shannon Platt, Sparke Helmore Lawyers
Stuart Green, DibbsBarker

Mergers and Acquisitions

Bruce Adkins, Corrs Chambers Westgarth
Diana Nicholson, King & Wood Mallesons
Nick Humphrey, K&L Gates
Peter Stirling, King & Wood Mallesons
Philippa Stone, Herbert Smith Freehills
Phillip Roberts, O'Loughlins Lawyers
Richard Partridge, Gadens
Rory Moriarty, Clayton Utz
Tim Gordon, Gilbert + Tobin
Wendy Rae, Allens


Alison Ryan, Refugee Advice Casework Service
Anne O'Donoghue, Immigration Solutions Lawyers
Chris Spentzaris, Fragomen
George Hanna, GMH Legal
Josh Chan, SHS Law

Native Title

Mark Geritz, Clayton Utz
Marshall McKenna, Gilbert + Tobin
Tony Denholder, Ashurst

Planning and Environment

Alan Bradbury, BAL Lawyers
Anthony Whealy, Mills Oakley
Jeff Lynn, Ashurst
Meg Lee, Gadens
Penny Murray, DibbsBarker
Samantha Daly, McCullough Robertson
Stan Kondilios, Hall & Wilcox

Pro Bono

Heidi Nash-Smith, Wotton + Kearney
Jeremy King, Corrs Chambers Westgarth
Mark Love, BAL Lawyers
Michael Anglin, Salvos Legal Humanitarian
Michael Ryland, Ashurst

Projects, Energy and Resources

Alan Maguire, Clayton Utz
Amanda Davidson, Davidson, Legal, Consulting, Advisory
Bruce Adkins, Corrs chambers Westgarth
Craig Rogers, King & Wood Mallesons
Jenni Hill, Clifford Chance
Luke Westmore, Mills Oakley
Samantha Daly, McCullough Robertson
Tanya Denning, Ashurst

Real Estate

Carl Black, Squire Patton Boggs
David Sinn, Herbert Smith Freehills
Diane Skapinker, K&L Gates
Felicity Savage, King & Wood Mallesons
James Ryan, Speirs Ryan
Matthew Rollason, DibbsBarker
Nikki Robinson, Clayton Utz
Robert Speirs, Speirs Ryan
Susan Proctor, BAL Lawyers
Virginia Briggs, MinterEllison


Arthur Athanasiou, Thomson Geer
Betsy-Ann Howe, K&L Gates
Biljana Apostolova, Gadens Lawyers
Fletch Heinemann, Cooper Grace Ward Lawyers
Matthew Burgess, View Legal Pty Ltd
Michael Clough, King & Wood Malleson
Peter Bobbin, Argyle Lawyers
Paul Sokolowski, Arnold Bloch Leibler

Technology, Media and Communications

Dr Martyn Taylor, Norton Rose Fulbright
Matthew McMillan, Henry Davis York
Renae Lattey, King & Wood Mallesons
Robert Neely, Lander & Rogers
Simon Burns, Gilbert + Tobin

Workplace Relations

Alison Baker, Hall & Wilcox
Anthony Longland, Herbert Smith Freehills
Anthony Wood, Herbert Smith Freehills
Brett Feltham, DLA Piper Australia
Carlie Holt, Sparke Helmore Lawyers
Fay Calderone, DibbsBarker
Herb Fischbacher, MST Lawyers
John Wilson, BAL Lawyers
Sally Woodward, Norton Rose Fulbright
Sharlene Wellard, Meridian Lawyers

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