Oceania/Australia

Fourteen women make the cut in Herbert Smith Freehills’ 27-strong partner promotions round

New partners strengthen firm’s private capital, energy transition and ESG offerings

Australia’s HWL Ebsworth mourns death of long-serving managing partner

Juan Martinez, who led the firm for almost four decades, passed away unexpectedly, aged 64

Pogust Goodhead to open in Sydney amid multi-billion-dollar BHP class action claim

New Australia office will be led by partners Amie Crichton and Joshua Carton

HFW adds four-lawyer disputes team in Australia from rival Clyde & Co

Partner Maurice Thompson rejoins with three lawyers to lead HFW’s global litigation funding team

Around the house: State Street taps Barclays for GC, Xerox names deputy GC as new CLO

This week’s roundup of top in-house moves also includes appointments at IAG, Parker, UFC Gym and Radiant Logistics

Kennedys adds 12-strong insurance team in Sydney from Clyde & Co

Team joins Clydes’ former Australia managing partner, Lucinda Lyons, at new firm

Norton Rose Fulbright unveils 49-strong partner class

Canada and US arms account for lion’s share of promotions with seven made up in London

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UK

HFW adds 20-strong team in Australia and China from MinterEllison

Five partners join with core team to bolster HFW’s corporate, projects and regulatory offering in the region

D’Agostino wins second term as Herbert Smith Freehills CEO

Hong Kong-based D’Agostino to begin second four-year term next May

Litigation Capital Management hails ‘transformational’ year as realised income hits A$181m

Sydney-based litigation funder sees move into third-party asset management business pay off

New chief justice of Australia appointed

Stephen Gageler AC, a current justice of the High Court of Australia, appointed Australia’s new chief justice

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Australia’s Moulis Legal shakes up leadership with CEO hire

Zarmina Nasir is replacing Suzanne Moulis, who is joining a tech consultancy but will retain a seat on the board

APAC co-head quits Omni Bridgeway for Sydney disputes boutique

Oliver Gayner departs as Omni’s CEO prepares to step down in October

Norton Rose Fulbright adds senior projects and construction team in Sydney from Clyde & Co

Clydes’ former Australia head of projects and construction joins alongside senior consultant and special counsel

Ashurst grows revenue by 10% to £879m but PEP edges down

High inflation and rising costs sees PEP dip 0.4% from 2022’s record high of £1.175m

Commonwealth Bank of Australia names Clayton Utz executive chair as new GC

Karen O’Flynn to succeed incumbent Carmel Mulhern having acted for the banking giant in Royal Commission into misconduct in banking and financial services sector

Baker McKenzie adds construction and energy partner duo in Sydney from Norton Rose Fulbright

NRF’s Australia construction and engineering team lead Emanuel Confos to move over alongside Harriet Oldmeadow

Ashurst targets Australia M&A with twin Gilbert + Tobin partner hires

Neil Pathak joins as Ashurst’s first Australia head of M&A alongside Susannah Macknay as firm looks to build public and private M&A offering

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