JWS promotes four to special counsel and nine to senior associate

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Headshots of the 13 JWS staff members promoted

Leading independent Australian law firm Johnson Winter Slattery (JWS) has elevated four to special counsel and nine to senior associate in its July promotions round.  

In announcing the 13 promotions, Managing Partner Jeremy Davis said, “We are delighted to announce these well deserved appointments. Our new special counsel and senior associates have demonstrated exceptional performance and commitment to our clients.”

The firm’s new special counsel are:

Madeleine Bright, Dispute Resolution: Madeleine is a dispute resolution lawyer, predominately acting for clients in the energy and resources, mining and construction industries.

Adeline Brosnan, Intellectual Property & Information Technology (IP/IT): Adeline is a technology, data and IP lawyer with a focus on digital transformation, technology procurement and outsourcing, general commercial contracting, and IP management and commercialisation.

Luci Guyot, IP/IT: Luci is an experienced technology and telecommunications lawyer, specialising in complex technology procurement, outsourcing and telecommunications infrastructure projects.

Sophie Wade, Dispute Resolution: Sophie is a litigation and regulatory lawyer who specialises in competition and consumer matters.

The firm’s new senior associates are:

Ondine Baker, Dispute Resolution: Ondine is a commercial litigation and insolvency lawyer with experience across various industries, including projects and construction, financial services, and media and entertainment.

Claudia Boccaccio, Dispute Resolution: Claudia is a dispute resolution lawyer with experience in contractual disputes, insolvency litigation, defamation, and class actions.

Louise Dinnie, Dispute Resolution: Louise is a dispute resolution lawyer with particular experience in commercial litigation, white-collar crime, investigations and modern slavery. She is also the pro bono coordinator for the firm’s Perth office.

Nick Haenel, Corporate/M&A: Nick is a corporate lawyer specialising in private M&A and venture financing transactions, particularly in the software and technology space.

Gina Iskander, Tax: Gina practices in Federal and State taxes, specialising in both advisory and controversy matters.

Kenneth Allars Kurien, Dispute Resolution: Kenneth is a dispute resolution lawyer specialising in large-scale commercial litigation and Royal Commissions.

Niki Powell, Restructuring & Insolvency: Niki is a restructuring, insolvency and commercial litigation lawyer with experience in complex commercial disputes, external administrations, insolvency-related litigation and regulatory matters.

Nathan Ricardo, Corporate/M&A: Nathan specialises in advising private equity funds on public and private M&A transactions.

Andrew Antoun, Corporate/M&A: Andrew is a corporate lawyer with particular experience in cross-border M&A and private equity.

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