06 July 2020

Herbert Smith Freehills promotes nearly 50 lawyers to senior associate

Herbert Smith Freehills has announced the promotion of 49 Australian lawyers to the position of senior associate. 

Among the lawyers promoted are in the Competition, Corporate, Disputes, Employment, Real Estate & Projects practices, Regulation & Trade departments, among others.

Fifty percent of the lawyers promoted are women, which is another step taken by Herbert Smith Freelings to strengthen diversity and inclusion, according to the firm's own post on its website.

Andrew Pike, Herbert Smith Freehills’ Australian Executive Partner, said: “At Herbert Smith Freehills we take great pride in developing our people and providing them with exceptional opportunities to progress in their careers. In these challenging times, we believe that it’s just as important as ever to recognise and reward the hard work and growth of our talented people”.

This great promotion is the second one carried out during this year, since Herbert Smith Freehills promoted 26 of its lawyers in May, six of them were Australian.

The 49 lawyers promoted are the following:

Competition, Regulation & Trade

  • Jared Peut, Melbourne


  • Nick Alexander, Sydney
  • Lucinda Boothby, Perth
  • Michael Burrell, Sydney
  • Amanda Cowan, Melbourne
  • Michael Denny, Perth
  • William He, Sydney
  • Carrie Hui, Melbourne
  • Danielle M McCarthy, Sydney
  • Madeleine Miller, Melbourne
  • Mandy Milner, Melbourne
  • Kate Newman, Brisbane
  • Robert Prosser, Melbourne
  • Joshua Santilli, Sydney
  • Mitchell Tatam, Perth
  • Alida Vandewiele, Melbourne
  • Simon Walker, Melbourne
  • Christina Wheeler, Melbourne
  • Imogen White*, Sydney
  • Jennifer Wong, Melbourne

Digital Law Group

  • Ariane Garside, Perth (Digital Law Lead – Global)


  • Minh Bui, Sydney
  • Ena Catovic, Perth
  • Helen Cousins, Melbourne
  • Gabrielle Doyle, Sydney
  • Shelley He, Sydney
  • James Jankulovski, Sydney
  • Chris Lisica, Sydney
  • Alexandra Lockie, Melbourne
  • Andrew Mason, Sydney
  • Dylan O’Keefe, Melbourne
  • Genevieve Rock, Sydney
  • Nicholas Scott, Sydney
  • Laura Stringer, Melbourne
  • Ella Wisniewski, Perth

Employment, Industrial Relations & Safety

  • Alexis Agostino, Melbourne
  • Dea Fairbairn, Brisbane
  • Rachel Lee, Perth
  • Jessica Light, Sydney
  • Lisa Soo, Sydney

Finance, Real Estate & Projects

  • Jasmine Gharib, Sydney
  • Jennifer He, Melbourne
  • Cameron Lack, Brisbane
  • Arnica Mullins, Sydney
  • James Peterson, Brisbane
  • Caitlin Stiles, Brisbane
  • Nicholas Toth, Brisbane
  • Matt Wertheimer, Brisbane
  • Maxwell Wu, Sydney
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