15 join Allens partnership

The firm also appointed 12 new managing associates

15 join Allens partnership
Kounny Rattley

A total of 15 lawyers have joined Allens’s partnership beginning 1 July.

Several of the firm’s practice areas benefited from the appointments—the growing private equity team in particular. Among the new partners is Kounny Rattley, making the jump from Clayton Utz, where she also served as a partner. She will be part of Allens’s M&A and capital markets team (private equity).

The other new additions to the partnership are as follows:

  • Joel Barrett – IP and patent trademark attorneys
  • James Campbell – disputes and investigations
  • Tim Chislett – real estate and development
  • Sean Cole – funds, superannuation and wealth
  • David Couper – banking and finance (private equity)
  • Tristan Iredell – projects
  • Jonathan Light – disputes and investigations
  • Ian Lindsay – IP and patent trademark attorneys
  • Felicity McMahon – competition, consumer and regulatory
  • Jessica Mottau – technology, media and telecommunications
  • Noah Obradovic – M&A and capital markets (private equity)
  • Phil O'Sullivan – technology, media and telecommunications
  • Sikeli Ratu – employment and safety
  • Paul Telford – projects

“Our new partners bring a range of different backgrounds and perspectives to the firm, though this year's gender balance is below where we'd like it to be,” said managing partner Richard Spurio. “Since financial year 2018, just under 50% of our new partners have been female and we remain on track and committed to meet our aspiration, set in 2017, to have at least 35% female partners by 2022.”

The firm also appointed 12 new managing associates:

  • Rod Aldus – banking and finance
  • David Mierendorff – competition, consumer and regulatory
  • Hannah Biggins – M&A and capital markets
  • Anne Nguyen – M&A and capital markets
  • Adrian Amer – M&A and capital markets
  • Chris Travers – M&A and capital markets
  • Dominic Anderson – technology, media and telecommunications
  • Cindy McNair – disputes and investigations
  • Miranda Cummings – disputes and investigations
  • Simon Sherwood – disputes and investigations
  • Igor Golshtein – tax
  • Nadia Diaz – IP and patent trademark attorneys

Allens said that the appointments reflected “a wide range of work with clients.”

“We are pleased to be able to continue to provide opportunities for our people, both at partner level and through our emerging leaders at managing associate level,” Spurio said. “I am delighted to congratulate our new partners and managing associates. They are an outstanding group of people who have been and will continue to be trusted advisers to our clients.”

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