49 elevated to senior associate at HSF

More than half of the newly promoted lawyers were women, highlighting the firm’s diversity and inclusion initiative

49 elevated to senior associate at HSF
Ariane Garside

Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) has elevated 49 lawyers across its Australia offices to senior associate.

The promotions were made across a wide range of practice groups, including competition, regulation and trade; corporate; disputes; employment, industrial relations and safety; finance, real estate and projects; and digital law.

Australian executive partner Andrew Pike congratulated the elevated lawyers, and said that their promotions were “a testament to their significant legal and commercial expertise, their strong commitment to clients, and their positive contribution to colleagues and the firm.”

HSF also spotlighted its diversity and inclusion initiative in this promotion round, with over half of the new senior associates being women. Among the names on the list is Ariane Garside from the Perth office, who serves as global deputy lead of the firm’s digital law group and is a specialist in distributed ledger technology, smart legal contracting and dispute resolution.

This, the firm said, shows its commitment to “attracting, promoting and retaining top female talent.”

The other newly minted senior associates are as follows:

Competition, regulation and trade

  • Jared Peut, Melbourne


  • Nick Alexander, Sydney
  • Lucinda Boothby, Perth
  • Michael Burrell, Sydney
  • Amanda Cowan, Melbourne
  • Michael Denny, Perth
  • William He, Sydney
  • Carrie Hui, Melbourne
  • Danielle M McCarthy, Sydney
  • Madeleine Miller, Melbourne
  • Mandy Milner, Melbourne
  • Kate Newman, Brisbane
  • Robert Prosser, Melbourne
  • Joshua Santilli, Sydney
  • Mitchell Tatam, Perth
  • Alida Vandewiele, Melbourne
  • Simon Walker, Melbourne
  • Christina Wheeler, Melbourne
  • Imogen White, Sydney (admitted in England and Wales, not in Australia)
  • Jennifer Wong, Melbourne


  • Minh Bui, Sydney
  • Ena Catovic, Perth
  • Helen Cousins, Melbourne
  • Gabrielle Doyle, Sydney
  • Shelley He, Sydney
  • James Jankulovski, Sydney
  • Chris Lisica, Sydney
  • Alexandra Lockie, Melbourne
  • Andrew Mason, Sydney
  • Dylan O’Keefe, Melbourne
  • Genevieve Rock, Sydney
  • Nicholas Scott, Sydney
  • Laura Stringer, Melbourne
  • Ella Wisniewski, Perth

Employment, industrial relations and safety

  • Alexis Agostino, Melbourne
  • Dea Fairbairn, Brisbane
  • Rachel Lee, Perth
  • Jessica Light, Sydney
  • Lisa Soo, Sydney

Finance, real estate and projects

  • Jasmine Gharib, Sydney
  • Jennifer He, Melbourne
  • Cameron Lack, Brisbane
  • Arnica Mullins, Sydney
  • James Peterson, Brisbane
  • Caitlin Stiles, Brisbane
  • Nicholas Toth, Brisbane
  • Matt Wertheimer, Brisbane
  • Maxwell Wu, Sydney

“At Herbert Smith Freehills, we take great pride in developing our people and providing them with exceptional opportunities to progress in their careers,” Pike said. “In these challenging times, we believe that it’s just as important as ever to recognise and reward the hard work and growth of our talented people. I look forward to watching them step up in their new roles as they continue to deliver exceptional outcomes for our clients and the firm.”

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