KWM bolsters partnership with 10 promotions

Firm elevates lawyers in its offices in Sydney, Melbourne, and Perth

KWM bolsters partnership with 10 promotions

King & Wood Mallesons (KWM) has bolstered its national partnership with the promotion of 10 lawyers in its offices in Sydney, Melbourne, and Perth.

Commencing their new roles as partners, effective 1 July, are:

  • Michelle Astridge, projects and real estate, Sydney
  • Andrew Barrett, projects and real estate, Melbourne
  • Anthony Boogert, mergers and acquisitions, Sydney
  • Liam Burgess, dispute resolution, Sydney
  • Catherine Danne, banking and finance, Melbourne
  • Kate Dean, projects and real estate, Sydney
  • Jack Hill, mergers and acquisitions, Melbourne
  • Tamara Hunter, dispute resolution, Sydney
  • Greg Protektor, tax, Melbourne
  • Ruth Rosedale, employee relations and safety, Perth

In a statement, the firm said that the latest round of promotions served as recognition for the “exceptional legal expertise, excellence in client service, and strong leadership capabilities” the lawyers have shown over the course of their careers.

“Each of our new partners bring a track record of exceptional performance and leadership and further depth, breadth, and fresh perspectives to our partnership,” said Berkeley Cox, KWM’s chief executive partner in Australia. “I am delighted to welcome ten new lawyers to the KWM partnership.”

Meanwhile, Sue Kench, the firm’s global chief executive, said the promotions serve as “building blocks” for KWM’s future.

“Our promotions in Australia – together with our 2021 partner promotions in China – represent our focus on developing a diverse talent base a of high-performing lawyers, who have the right values, skills, and qualities to grow our business and assist clients doing business in and out of Asia,” she said. “On behalf of the international firm, I congratulate our ten new Australian partners on this significant career milestone and welcome them to the KWM partnership.”

The announcement follows the promotion of 32 partners, three senior counsels, and 31 counsels, and the lateral hires of two partners in the firm’s China office last April, a move that the firm said was aimed at broadening “the scale, depth, and breadth” of its capability in the region.

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