Norton Rose Fulbright promotes 29 senior lawyers in Australia

Australia Press release - People July 3, 2019

Global law firm Norton Rose Fulbright today announced the promotion of 29 lawyers in Australia, with eight being elevated to special counsel and 21 to senior associate. Women represent 76 per cent of these appointments.

The promotions are in the banking and finance (including financial restructuring and insolvency); construction and engineering; corporate, M&A and securities; dispute resolution and litigation; environment and planning; insurance; and real estate teams in Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney.

Norton Rose Fulbright managing partner in Australia Wayne Spanner commented:

“Following from our recent partner promotions, we acknowledge further contributions to our firm with the elevation of this group of high quality senior lawyers. Each has demonstrated continued excellence in their fields and in their client service. My partners and I are proud to see this diverse group continue to progress as skilled lawyers in their practices.” 

Effective from July 1, the promotions, listed by practice area, are:

Banking and finance

  • Alice Chan (special counsel, banking and finance, Sydney)
  • Rebecca Laban (special counsel, financial restructuring and insolvency, Sydney)
  • Jonathon Turner (special counsel, financial restructuring and insolvency, Sydney)
  • Thomas Kelly (senior associate, financial restructuring and insolvency, Melbourne)
  • Safiyya Khan (senior associate, financial restructuring and insolvency, Sydney)

Construction and engineering

  • Harriet Oldmeadow (special counsel, Sydney)
  • Matthew Taylor (special counsel, Sydney)
  • Scott Bulman (senior associate, Melbourne)
  • Rebecca Eibisch (senior associate, Melbourne)
  • Paul Hedderwick (senior associate, Sydney)

Corporate, M&A and securities

  • Shanil Lal (senior associate, Sydney)
  • Hugh McDonald (senior associate, Sydney)
  • Christian McMahon (senior associate, Sydney)
  • Jennifer Meek (senior associate, Melbourne)

Dispute resolution and litigation

  • Ben Wilford (special counsel, Sydney)
  • Amy Chen (senior associate, Perth)
  • Brendon Green (senior associate, Sydney)
  • David Holmes (senior associate, Perth)
  • Georgia Koulianos (senior associate, Sydney)
  • Dietrich Marquardt (senior associate, Sydney)
  • Jacob Smit (senior associate, Sydney)
  • Xi Wang (senior associate, Melbourne)
  • Natalie Wee (senior associate, Perth)

Environment and planning

  • Sarah Mansfield (special counsel, Sydney)


  • Naomi Clark (senior associate, Melbourne)

Real Estate

  • Kathy Prince (special counsel, Brisbane)
  • Jacqueline Dowling (senior associate, Melbourne)
  • Jennifer Naulu (senior associate, Sydney)
  • Danielle Sterling (senior associate, Sydney)

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