Allens announces 30 new managing associates and senior associates

16 June 2017

Allens has appointed 11 new managing associates and 19 new senior associates, representing all of the firm's practice groups and Australian and Papua New Guinean offices.

The new managing and senior associates, along with 54 new associates, will be appointed effective 1 July.

The appointments recognise the great talent at Allens and reflect a strong outlook in the market across all practice areas.

'I am delighted to welcome our new managing associates and senior associates. They are outstanding lawyers with a range of diverse skills and perspectives and a great focus on our clients,' said Managing Partner Richard Spurio. 

'Becoming a managing associate or senior associate is a very significant career milestone. We see enormous promise in our appointees and the role they play advising our clients now and in the future.

'I congratulate each of our new managing associates and senior associates and look forward to seeing them working alongside our clients for many years to come as their careers continue from strength to strength,' Richard said.

Managing associates
Name Office Practice group
Lisa Zhou Melbourne Banking and Finance
Felicity McMahon Sydney Competition
Charles Ashton Sydney Corporate
Alexandra Feros Brisbane Corporate
Phil O'Sullivan Brisbane Corporate
Emily Gerrard Melbourne Energy, Resources and Infrastructure
Sarah Kuman Port Moresby Energy, Resources and Infrastructure
Philippa Hofbrucker Sydney Litigation & Dispute Resolution
Alexandra Mason Sydney Litigation & Dispute Resolution
Jaime McKenzie Melbourne Litigation & Dispute Resolution
Sikeli Ratu Sydney Litigation & Dispute Resolution
Senior associates
Name Office Practice Group
Andrew Shetliffe Brisbane Banking and Finance
David Mierendorff Sydney Competition
William Coote Sydney Corporate
Nick Kefalianos Melbourne Corporate
Adam Laidlaw Melbourne Corporate
James Nguyen Sydney Corporate
Chris Clark Sydney Energy, Resources and Infrastructure
Emma Cundale Perth Energy, Resources and Infrastructure
Emily Johnstone Melbourne Energy, Resources and Infrastructure
Danielle Jones Melbourne Energy, Resources and Infrastructure
Angela Lu Sydney Energy, Resources and Infrastructure
Rob Merriam Melbourne Energy, Resources and Infrastructure
David Thorpe Brisbane Energy, Resources and Infrastructure
Lena Balakrishnan Sydney Intellectual Property
Lauren John Melbourne Intellectual Property
Clare Bradin Melbourne Litigation & Dispute Resolution
Danica Goodbody Perth Litigation & Dispute Resolution
Natalie Oliver Sydney Litigation & Dispute Resolution
Jay Prasad Sydney Tax


For further information, please contact:

Share or Save for later

What are these?


To save this publication on your smartphone or
tablet for off-line reading (eg on a plane flight),
we recommend Pocket.


Notes for editors.

Allens is a commercial law firm working throughout Australia and Asia. Through its integrated alliance with Linklaters it provides clients access to 40 offices in 28 countries around the world.