The UK-headquartered firm has elevated 16 lawyers to the partnership in its annual global promotion round
One of the four Sydney-based lawyers have been promoted to partner alongside 15 other lawyers from the firm’s other offices around the world.
Troy Gurnett becomes the firm’s newest intellectual property (IP) partner. Amy Cowper and Shehana Wijesena have been appointed special counsel in the firm's competition and IP teams, respectively, while Matthew Mulcahy has been appointed senior associate in the dispute resolution team.
The promotions come after Lynne Lewis was appointed partner of the firm’s Sydney-based international IP practice last month. She came from MinterEllison, where she headed the firm’s IP group. In January, James Durnall left The Ingenious Group in London, where he was director of legal and business affairs, and relocated to Sydney to become special counsel at Bird & Bird’s corporate and energy and utilities practices.
The firm’s 16 new partners are:
Gabriel Voisin – Data Protection, UK
Bryony Hurst – Dispute Resolution, UK
Ewan Grist – Intellectual Property, UK
Craig Giles – Commercial, UK
Shing Lo – Corporate, UK
Zoe Feller – Tax, UK
Matthias Spilker – Commercial, Germany
Christopher Maierhoefer – IP, Germany
Lennart Schuessler – Data Protection/IT, Germany
Kai Kerger – Corporate, Germany
Janneke Kohlen – Commercial, Netherlands
Paul Waszink – Commercial, Netherlands
Miguel Pastur – Employment, Spain
Jose Luis Lorente – Financial Services, Spain
Troy Gurnett – IP, Australia
Mikko Ahonen – Corporate, Finland
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