King & Wood Mallesons makes special counsel and senior associate appointments

King & Wood Mallesons has appointed four new special counsel and 28 new senior associates across its Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Perth centres.

Stephen Minns, King & Wood Mallesons Australia chairman, said the promotions recognise the outstanding performance, commitment and depth and breadth of expertise across the law firm’s centres, practice areas and sector teams.

All appointments are effective 1 January 2014.

Special counsel

  • Patricia Matthews, dispute resolution, Melbourne
  • Kerryn Underwood, mergers and acquisitions, Melbourne
  • Alex Elser, mergers and acquisitions, Sydney
  • Justin Rossetto, taxation, Sydney

Senior associates

Projects and real estate

  • Liam Dunstan, Brisbane
  • Robert Mayo, Brisbane
  • Theadora Tsangari, Brisbane
  • Joseph Ip, Melbourne
  • Andrew Cork, Sydney
  • Ruth Dawes, Sydney
  • John Gordon, Sydney
  • Palina Pradhan, Sydney

Mergers and acquisitions

  • Prue Mcleod, Brisbane
  • Hannah McMurtrie, Melbourne
  • Jonathan Mitchell, Melbourne
  • Josh Underhill, Melbourne
  • Hoda Nahlous, Sydney
  • James Slimnicanovski, Sydney
  • Tina Zhuo, Sydney
  • Nilofar Zimmerman, Sydney

Dispute resolution

  • Shane Ogden, Brisbane
  • Dana Taege, Brisbane
  • Jennifer Barton, Melbourne
  • Minoshi De Silva, Perth
  • Wilson Antoon, Sydney
  • James Ellsmore, Sydney

Banking and finance

  • Catherine Stapylton, Brisbane
  • Robyn Heyman, Perth
  • Jason Byrne, Sydney
  • Claire Warren, Sydney


  • Catherine Krol, Melbourne
  • Sara Liu, Sydney