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Herbert Smith Freehills today announced the promotion of 29 Australian lawyers to the role of senior associate.

Effective from 1 July 2019, the promotions span the firm’s Australian offices and include lawyers from its Corporate; Disputes; Employment, Industrial Relations and Safety; and Finance, Real Estate & Projects practices.

Andrew Pike, Executive Partner, Australia, said: “As a firm, we are committed to developing talent, so I'm extremely happy to announce the promotion of these 29 high-performing lawyers.

“Their unwavering commitment to clients and the firm, their outstanding legal skills and their demonstrated leadership capabilities have been rightly recognised in these promotions and will serve them well in this next stage of their careers.

“I congratulate them all and look forward to their ongoing success. I know that they will continue to deliver great results for our clients and the firm and serve as inspiration to our younger team members.”

This announcement follows the promotion of 22 new partners across Herbert Smith Freehills’ global network in April this year, including six in Australia.

The new senior associates are:


  • Christian Bourke, Sydney
  • Melisa Chan, Sydney
  • Lauren Faba, Melbourne
  • Nicola Greenberg, Melbourne
  • Alexandra Lorenzi, Melbourne
  • Bianca Marcocci, Sydney
  • Ken-Chai Ooi, Sydney
  • Phillip Smith, Brisbane



  • Nuwan Dias, Melbourne
  • Brendan Donohue, Melbourne
  • Christopher Kahwaji, Sydney
  • Jodi Kerley, Brisbane
  • Yilong Li, Melbourne
  • Laura Morfuni, Melbourne
  • Breigh Smith, Melbourne
  • Phillip Sparkes, Sydney


Employment, IR & Safety

  • Giacomo Giorgi, Perth
  • Graeme Tanner, Sydney


Finance, Real Estate & Projects

  • Joshua Attard, Melbourne
  • Thomas Ellicott, Melbourne
  • Peter Ip, Sydney
  • Stephanie McSwiney, Melbourne
  • Amandi Panagoda, Melbourne
  • Joshua Singer, Melbourne
  • Wesley Taylor, Melbourne
  • Joshua Todd, Melbourne
  • Lan Wei, Sydney
  • Emily Wilson, Perth
  • Yun Yong, Sydney