MinterEllison elevates 68 to senior associate in massive promotion round

Lawyers from the firm’s overseas offices in Ulaanbaatar and Beijing got the nod as well

MinterEllison elevates 68 to senior associate in massive promotion round

MinterEllison has elevated 68 lawyers to senior associate in a massive promotion round.

The promotions were made across the firm’s offices in Australia—as well as its overseas branches in Ulaanbaatar and Beijing. Several practice groups were beefed up by the elevations.

“On behalf of the partners, I am delighted to congratulate our next cohort of future leaders. Their promotion reinforces our commitment to attracting and developing diverse talent who are committed to creating lasting impacts with our clients, our communities and their colleagues,” said Annette Kimmitt, CEO and managing partner.

Kimmitt said that the group had demonstrated consistent “resilience and agility” in the volatile environment.

“They bring deep technical excellence, are curious and innovative and are focused on building deep and enduring relationships with clients,” she said. “Their commitment to making diversity, in all its forms, a central tenet of how our firm collaborates is inspiring.”

A total of 68% of the promoted lawyers were women—highlighting the firm’s stance on gender equality and “reflecting the outstanding depth of female talent,” MinterEllison said.

The new senior associates stepped into their roles on 1 September. The full list of promoted lawyers is as follows:

Capital markets and corporate:

Capital solutions

  • Rhett McPhie – Melbourne

Finance solutions

  • Natalie Bentley – Sydney
  • Olga Horbowy – Sydney
  • Helen Huynh – Sydney
  • Nelson Maunatlala – Sydney
  • Eilidh Murray – Melbourne
  • Daniel Wangatau – Sydney

Project solutions

  • Shairiibuu Boldoo – Ulaanbaatar
  • Russell Jones – Adelaide
  • Chanan Ng – Beijing

Transaction solutions

  • Jennifer Dornan – Sydney
  • Andrew Jiang – London
  • Nicolas Lee – Melbourne
  • Aimee Yi – Sydney

Consulting solutions


  • Charlotte Breekveldt – Melbourne
  • Dong Su Kim – Sydney
  • Daniel Kornberg – Melbourne
  • Georgia McCarthy – Sydney
  • Naomi McGregor – Sydney
  • Sarah Sapuppo – Melbourne


  • Josh Anaf – Melbourne
  • Laura Bereicua – Sydney
  • Phoebe Blank – Melbourne
  • Jialing Chen – Melbourne
  • Elise Holmes – Melbourne
  • Taya Hunt – Brisbane
  • Caitlin Ible – Melbourne
  • Albert Khouri – Sydney
  • Jessica Mansell – Brisbane

Disputes, competition and insurance:

Competition, risk and regulatory           

  • Elizabeth Emmett – Brisbane

Dispute resolution

  • Emily Chappelow – Perth
  • Courtney Coyne – Brisbane
  • Claire Davies – Brisbane
  • Jason Leonardis – Adelaide
  • Lindsay Scott – Melbourne
  • Sheenal Singh – Sydney
  • Lauren Tattersall – Darwin
  • Jacky Wong – Sydney
  • Elizabeth Yick – Melbourne

Insurance and corporate risk

  • Emma Bozic – Canberra
  • Sophie Hernandez Kaiko – Sydney
  • Kelly Matheson – Canberra
  • Marian Morton – Melbourne
  • Philippa Munton – Sydney
  • Emma Roberts – Melbourne
  • Jennifer Strugnell – Sydney
  • Karen Teixeira – Canberra

Statutory compensation management

  • Ben Clarke – Adelaide
  • Narod Hosikian – Melbourne

Infrastructure, construction and property

Environment and planning

  • Jarryd Gray – Melbourne
  • Stephanie Mann – Melbourne
  • Tegun Middleton – Brisbane

Projects, infrastructure and construction

  • Sarah Cahill – Brisbane
  • Alexandria Hammerton – Brisbane
  • Matt Hammond – Brisbane
  • James Knell – Brisbane
  • Candice Lamb – Perth
  • Domenic Mollica – Melbourne
  • Seles Ng – Melbourne
  • Amy Ryan – Sydney
  • Megan Sharkey – Brisbane

Real estate

  • Yvette Mason – Gold Coast
  • Nick McConnell – Melbourne
  • Ruth Sainsbury – Brisbane

Real estate/volume

  • Mark Hautop – Adelaide
  • Jenna Mastachenko – Sydney
  • Kieran McAlpine – Melbourne
  • Jessica Stokes – Melbourne

For the technology consulting division of its consulting arm, MinterEllison also promoted Theresa Chong (Auckland) and Heeyung Shin (Melbourne) as directors, while Jeffrey Curtis (Sydney) got the nod to senior manager.

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