Perth lawyer among A&O's new partners

The disputes expert is among the 20 incoming partners of the firm

Perth lawyer among A&O's new partners

A Perth-based lawyer is among the 20 incoming partners at Allen & Overy.

David Jenaway will join the Magic Circle firm’s global partnership on 1 May. The promotions have been made across 11 offices and five practice groups, including seven new partners in the Asia-Pacific region. The group is one of the most geographically widely spread in years, with 80% of the new promotions made outside London, A&O said.

Jenaway, who moved to the firm in 2014 from Herbert Smith Freehills, is a specialist in complex and high-value disputes, with a focus on the energy and resources sector.

He acts on disputes related to construction projects, joint ventures, business sales, and resource pricing throughout the Asia-Pacific region. He is also has a key role in the pro bono and community programs of the firm in Perth.

David Jenaway

“We have had another strong year in Australia, and David’s promotion to the partnership reflects both his strong contribution to our market-leading litigation team and the growing demand we’re seeing for litigation and international arbitration services across the Asia-Pacific region,” said Geoff Simpson, A&O’s Perth managing partner. “We continue to invest in our Australian based coverage following on from the recent recruitment of Simon Huxley.”

Huxley moved back to A&O from DLA Piper in February.

The global firm’s other new partners are:


  • Jonathan Heeringa, ICM
  • Jasper de Jong, corporate


  • Frederiek Adams, corporate


  • Antoine Haddad, banking


  • Yacine Francis, litigation


  • Christian Hilmes, real estate


  • Hannah Valintine, banking
  • John Kicken, ICM
  • James Freeman, litigation
  • Andrew Cork, corporate


  • Ignacio Hornedo, corporate

New York

  • Brian Jebb, corporate
  • Simon Clark, banking


  • Henry Sohn, banking


  • Sheila Ahuja, litigation
  • Chris Bishop, banking
  • Scott Lovell, banking
  • Tim Beech, ICM
  • James Mythen, corporate


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