Dentons promotes 26 to senior positions in Australia

The firm welcomed five new partners in its Melbourne and Sydney offices

Dentons promotes 26 to senior positions in Australia

Dentons has elevated 26 Australian lawyers to senior positions in its latest promotions round, including five new partners.

The firm said that the promotions made demonstrate its continuous commitment to diversity, with 20 of the senior roles being taken up by female lawyers. Taking effect on 1 July, the promotions span several practice areas.

The newly promoted partners from the firm’s Sydney office are Carolina Zandarin, (real estate), Rachel Walker (technology, regulation and compliance) and Leigh Wilson (real estate). Meanwhile, Matthew Hennessy (IP, technology and competition) and Ryan Hennessey (recovery and restructuring) operate from the Melbourne office.

“It is my absolute pleasure to announce a record number of significant senior promotions, with special congratulations to Dentons’ five newest partners,” Dentons Australian chair and regional CEO Doug Stipanicev said. “We are incredibly proud of these very talented lawyers, who have achieved this important career milestone, and of our pipeline of women coming up through the ranks toward partnership.”

The 21 non-partner promotions are as follows:

Managing associates

  • Tamara Strack (Perth) − recovery and restructuring 
  • Cassandra Brookes (Melbourne) − banking and finance
  • Sylvia Alcarraz (Sydney) − dispute resolution
  • Sam Wilson (Adelaide) − recovery and restructuring
  • Ryan Lennon (Perth) − recovery and restructuring
  • Kellie Woods (Perth) − recovery and restructuring
  • Kerri-Ann Littlejohn (Sydney) – real estate

Special counsel

  • Bianca Williamson (Sydney) − recovery and restructuring
  • Harriet McCormick (Sydney) − dispute resolution

Senior associates

  • Romina Rositano (Sydney) − recovery and restructuring
  • Ashleigh Fernandez (Perth) − recovery and restructuring
  • Xiu Hui Chow (Sydney) − banking and finance
  • Elouise Casey (Sydney) − technology, regulation and compliance
  • Joshua Schultz (Adelaide) − employment and safety
  • Natasa Matijevic (Sydney) − dispute resolution
  • Antonia Hudson (Melbourne) − IP, technology and competition
  • Mayland Glamcevski (Sydney) − construction
  • Ana Sankovic (Sydney) − construction
  • Laura Johnson (Sydney) − real estate
  • Shirley Leung (Sydney) − planning, environment and government
  • Faraz Rashid (Sydney) − banking and finance

Dentons also elevated commercial lawyers Wavie Kendino and Theresa Kawi, both based in Papua New Guinea, to managing associate and senior associate, respectively.

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