Hamilton Locke is excited to announce promotions across Hamilton Locke in Australia and Hamilton Locke New Zealand1, effective 1 July 2023.
Hamilton Locke Special Counsel James Tannock will be promoted to Partner, continuing his specialisation in cross-border and domestic M&A transactions, acquisition and fund structuring and shareholder arrangements, particularly for private equity and other private capital clients.
Maggie Chang of Hamilton Locke New Zealand1 will also be promoted to Partner (once she has completed the New Zealand Law Society requirements), specialising in M&A, venture capital investments and private equity transactions.
As Partners, James Tannock and Maggie Chang will further enhance the strategic direction of the firm and drive growth, bringing their extensive experience and expertise to further benefit the firm’s clients.
A number of Hamilton Locke Senior Associates will also be promoted to Special Counsel in recognition of them consistently demonstrating a deep understanding of complex legal matters and consistently delivering outstanding results for clients, including:
- Finance and Restructuring and Insolvency Senior Associate, Monty Loughlin
- Litigation and Dispute Resolution Senior Associate, Eliza Buchanan
- Energy, Resources, Construction and Infrastructure Senior Associate, Adriaan Van der Merwe
- Financial Services Senior Associate, Jessica Smith.
In addition, a number of Lawyers and Associates will be promoted to Senior Associate in recognition of them consistently exhibiting exceptional legal skills and a commitment to exceeding client expectations. Senior Associate appointments include Camilla Vadas, Cormac Foley, Emil Conradie, Joshua Mills, Julian Ilett, Nicholas Achurch, Nicholas Pavouris and Pravneel Chaudhary.
Hamilton Locke is also delighted to announce a promotion in its allied business, Source, effective 1 July 2023 with Company Secretary, Sarah Wilson, promoted to Executive Director.
Managing Partner, Nick Humphrey, said: “As we continue to grow and strengthen our commitment to providing exceptional legal services, we are delighted to recognise the hard work, dedication and expertise of our outstanding professionals. These individuals have consistently demonstrated exceptional acumen, client dedication and strong leadership skills. They have exhibited a remarkable commitment to our clients, have consistently displayed outstanding leadership qualities, and have made significant contributions to our firm’s success.
We believe in recognising and nurturing talent and these promotions reflect our ongoing commitment to fostering a culture of excellence and professional growth. We are immensely proud of the achievements of our newly promoted team members and have every confidence in their ability to deliver exceptional outcomes for our clients.”
Since inception in 2018, Hamilton Locke has grown exponentially in headcount and expertise, now totaling over 190 lawyers. Hamilton Locke recently acquired Morrissey Law + Advisory in Newcastle and also expanded into New Zealand with the establishment of Hamilton Locke New Zealand. Hamilton Locke also continues to be recognised as Australia’s fastest growing law firm.
1An incorporated New Zealand law firm, licensed to use the Hamilton Locke brand. Hamilton Locke New Zealand is an incorporated law firm governed by New Zealand law. It is not owned by HPX Group or Hamilton Locke Australia. Hamilton Locke New Zealand has entered into various licensing and management services agreements with HPX Group which, inter alia, provide Hamilton Locke New Zealand with the exclusive use of the “Hamilton Locke” brand in New Zealand.