National firm appoints next managing partner
An independent firm has found its next managing partner following the decision by one of its founding partners to retire at the end of his term.
Johnson Winter & Slattery (JWS) has appointed Jeremy Davis to managing partner in a bid to replace outgoing founding partner Peter Slattery, who has decided to retire at the end of his current term in June 2021.
JWS chairman Aldo Nicotra said the partners were excited about the firm’s next phase of leadership under Mr Davis, who holds over 21 years as a law firm partner.
“Our firm was conceived as an idea by lawyers who wanted to do things differently and has grown rapidly to become one of Australia’s leading independent firms, known for advising on the most complex disputes and transactions,” Mr Nicotra said.
“While a change in leadership is significant in any firm, we look forward to a future that builds upon the firm’s excellent client base, quality work product and unique culture into 2021 and beyond.”
Mr Davis is a leading mergers and acquisitions lawyer based in Sydney where he has held a number of leadership roles. He currently heads up the firm’s corporate group and is a member of the management committee.
He said he is looking forward to this next challenge: “Over the past 25 years, Johnson Winter & Slattery has continued to go from [strength to strength], building a strong reputation of delivering [high-quality] legal work. I’m honoured to receive the confidence and support of my partners to steer the firm and its talented lawyers into our next phase of growth.”
Mr Davis was elected following an internal succession planning process and a partner vote. He will work closely with Mr Slattery over the next 12 months to ensure the firm has a seamless leadership transition.