Elevated during a 24-strong promotion round, the new Sydney partners bring expertise ranging from litigation to tax law
Sydney-based Jason Gray, Connell O’Neill, and Ka Sen Wong join 21 others who become partners on 1 May. Most of the new partners are from outside the firm’s London headquarters, while almost a third come from the Asia Pacific region. Most of the global giant’s new partners are from its corporate practice, followed by its banking, international capital markets, and litigation practices.
Gray heads the firm’s US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and US white collar crime practice across Asia Pacific. He specialises in defending individuals and companies against government enforcement agencies, internal investigations, developing and enhancing anti-bribery compliance programs, and anti-bribery transaction due diligence. Gray, who graduated from Harvard Law School and the University of Sydney, also specialises in Australia’s anti-bribery scheme.
O’Neill’s Asia Pacific practice focuses on M&A and equity raising, specialised technology- and telecommunications-centric joint ventures, major business-led technology transformations, fintech, and other technology and telecommunications matters. He graduated from the Australian National University with a combined degree in law with honours and information technology.
Wong, who becomes corporate partner in Sydney, leads the Allen & Overy’s Australian tax department. Wong provides tax advice in myriad areas, including private and public M&A, funds, projects, energy & resources, infrastructure, financial services, and capital markets.
“The promotions represent a 14% increase in our partnership and reflect the strong performance of the Australian offices and the significant contribution the Asia-Pacific region has made to top line global growth in recent years,” said Jason Denisenko, Sydney managing partner.
The 24 new partners are:
|Peter van Dyck||Brussels||Corporate|
|Jan Erik Windthorst||Frankfurt||Litigation|
|Michael Jacobs*||Hong Kong||Corporate|
|Agnes Tsang||Hong Kong||International Capital Markets|
|Patrick Wong||Hong Kong||Banking|
|Matthew Appleton||London||International Capital Markets|
|Tom Constance||London||International Capital Markets|
|Daniel Fletcher||London||International Capital Markets|
|Tom Roberts||London||International Capital Markets|
|Nick Saner||London||Real Estate|
|Ka Sen Wong||Sydney||Tax|
*Subject to work permit and completion of certain local regulatory formalities.
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