King & Wood Mallesons appoints new Oz chairman

By James Barnes

18 February 2013 at 12:00 BST

Hong Kong-headquartered law firm King & Wood Mallesons has handed corporate partner Stephen Minns the reins of its Australian network as he replaces Tim Bednall as chairman Down Under.

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Mr Minns, who is based in Melbourne, is part of the firm’s plan to adopt ‘new ways of thinking’, reports Legal Week.

Powerhouse brand

The firm's Australia managing partner, Tony O'Malley, said the last year had been ‘extraordinary’ for the firm.
‘The combination to create a powerhouse legal brand in the Asian region coupled with a challenging economic environment has meant that we've had to adopt new ways of thinking, and more meaningful ways of engaging with clients,’ Mr O’Malley added.
Mr Bednall, will continue to work in the firm's corporate, M&A and competition law practice.


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