62 become senior associates in HSF's mid-year promotions

This is the firm's biggest round of senior associate elevations in five years

62 become senior associates in HSF's mid-year promotions

Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) has promoted 62 in Australia to senior associates.

“We have promoted our largest cohort of senior associates in the last five years. We recognise potential and reward outstanding performance at our firm - and career progression is a big part of that”, executive partner for Asia and Australia Kristin Stammer said.

The new senior associates are as follows:

Competition, regulation and trade

  • Tom Allen, Melbourne

Corporate - Sydney

  • Roy Carbone
  • Benedict Cheung
  • Ting Fan
  • Felix Hu
  • Natasha Kandi
  • Helen Leung
  • Emily Mackay
  • David Tilley
  • Katerina Jovanovska – seconded to London

Corporate – Melbourne

  • Georgia Fahey
  • Rebecca Gill
  • Josh Kain
  • Kim Noah
  • Sarah Ward

Corporate – Brisbane

  • Nigel Amigh
  • Claire Rossell

Corporate – Perth

  • Louis Mitchell

Disputes - Sydney

  • Leah Allen
  • Anna Battams
  • Dominik Breznik
  • Joseph Dean
  • Nyree Flower
  • Annabel McCullagh
  • James Morgan
  • Kavitha Ramanathan
  • Lucinda Robinson
  • John Tsaousidis
  • Major Zhang

Disputes – Melbourne

  • Rachael Harris
  • Georgia Kennedy
  • L Gopika Murthy
  • Bijou Prayag
  • James Samartzis

Disputes – Brisbane

  • Oliver Caine
  • Simon Hochreiter
  • Madeleine Ryan

Disputes – Perth

  • Grace Lee-Tuck

Employment industrial relations and safety

  • Stephanie Blancquart, Sydney
  • Lucy Halliday, Sydney
  • Jordan Hardinge, Melbourne
  • Grace Holmes, Melbourne
  • Amandi Munasinghe, Melbourne
  • Sarah Connolly, Brisbane
  • Crispin Scott, Brisbane
  • Nathan Kearns, Perth
  • Hannah Penwarden, Perth


  • Jason Lu, Sydney
  • Mark Peters, Sydney
  • Edward Kerr, Brisbane
  • Adam Tucker, Perth

Projects, energy and infrastructure

  • Blair Feng, Sydney
  • Dan English, Melbourne
  • Paige Mortimer, Melbourne
  • James Tong, Melbourne
  • Holly Vaughan, Brisbane
  • Mary-Rose Bright, Perth

Real estate

  • Alexander Brand, Sydney
  • Chrislynn Soong, Sydney
  • Alice Wilk, Sydney
  • Sabrina Xiao, Brisbane
  • Dhruvi Pindolia, Perth

Additionally, HSF promoted Avay Rimal and Dylan McGrath to senior manager in the  eDiscovery and legal technology arm of its Digital Legal Delivery team. Stephanie Smith and Melody Webb were elevated to acting senior manager, disputes.

The promoted staff took up their new positions on 1 July.

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