Allens elevates 34 to senior positions

The promotions represent all of the firm's Australian and Vietnamese offices

Allens elevates 34 to senior positions

Allens has made 34 senior promotions.

The 15 new managing associates and 19 new senior associates come from seven of the firm’s practices. The group covers all of the firm’s Australian and Vietnamese offices.

Richard Spurio, Allens managing partner, congratulated all of the newly promoted lawyers on reaching a significant career milestone.

“Along with being exceptionally talented lawyers, the group brings a diverse range of skills and perspectives to their clients and colleagues. We are also pleased that many of these lawyers have experience working with our alliance partner, Linklaters,” he said. “At Allens, we are immensely proud of the long-term investment in development, flexibility and wellbeing that fosters greatness in our people and allows them to succeed.”

In July, Allens promoted seven new partners with a focus on strengthening key sectors.

The newly promoted lawyers are:



  • Elyse Adams (Melbourne)
  • Sean Cole (Sydney)
  • James Kanabar (Sydney)
  • Noah Obradovic (Melbourne)
  • David Rountree (Sydney)

Disputes and investigations

  • Julian Berenholtz (Melbourne)
  • Przemek Kucharski (Sydney)
  • Aparna Nanayakkara (Sydney)
  • Monisha Sequeira (Melbourne)

Intellectual property and patents

  • Joel Barrett (Sydney)
  • Tony Shaw (Sydney)

Projects and development

  • Naomi Bergman (Sydney)
  • Larissa Chu (Sydney)
  • Karla Drinkwater (Brisbane)
  • Jacqui Rowell (Perth)


Banking and finance

  • Steven Faulkner (Sydney)
  • Dean Rose (Perth)

Competition, consumer and regulatory

  • Theodore Souris (Sydney)


  • Helen Dolling (Perth)
  • Joshua Hoare (Melbourne)
  • Ha Nguyen (Ho Chi Minh City)
  • Ngoc Nguyen (Ho Chi Minh City)

Disputes and investigations

  • Joshua Anderson (Melbourne)
  • Tegan Ayling (Sydney)
  • Matthew Blainey (Melbourne)
  • Cheyne Clarke (Sydney)
  • Julia Clemente (Melbourne)
  • Laura Miller (Melbourne)

Intellectual property and patents

  • Robert Munro (Melbourne)

Projects and development

  • Peter Brennan (Brisbane)
  • Helen Coker (Melbourne)
  • Michael Meade (Hanoi)
  • Raj Patel (Sydney)
  • Huong Tran (Hanoi)


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