Global firm elevates two Perth lawyers to partnership

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Two Perth-based DLA Piper lawyers have been promoted to the global firm’s partnership as part of the firm’s 2017 promotion round.

Jock Campbell and Rhys Davies join 44 other lawyers whom the firm has named new partners. The promotions cover all nine practice groups of the firm and come from 28 offices in 13 countries.

Campbell specialises in litigation and regulatory matters, focusing on construction, infrastructure, and professional service disputes. He acts for professional indemnity insurers on matters related to valuation, engineering, accounting, and municipal insurers and authorities.

Davies is a specialist in identifying and managing commercial, regulatory, and stakeholder issues in relation to obtaining and managing land access and statutory approvals for energy, renewables, resources, infrastructure, and property development.

Most promotions were made from the firm’s corporate practice with 10 new partners, followed by litigation and regulatory with nine, finance and projects with seven and employment with five. Intellectual property and technology, real estate and tax each has four new partners, while there are two in restructuring and one in government affairs.

The United States had the most promotions with 17, followed by the UK with nine, Continental Europe with 12, the United Arab Emirates with four, and China and Australia with two each.

The new DLA partners are:

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Pieter-Paul Terpstra, Corporate

Atlanta, United States

John S. Ducat III, Real Estate

Daniel M. Simon, Restructuring

Austin, United States

Karen Nelson, Litigation

Jenifer Smith, Corporate

Beijing, China

Windson Li, Tax

Vivian Liu, Corporate

Birmingham, United Kingdom

Emma Phillips, Employment

Boston, United States

Brian Hochleutner, Real Estate

Jessica C. Wilson, Litigation

Bucharest, Romania

Radu Balas, Litigation & Regulatory

Cologne, Germany

Eva Einfeldt, Employment

Guido Kleve, Litigation & Regulatory

Dubai, UAE

Keith Bullen, Finance & Projects

Wissam F. Dagher, Litigation

Paul McViety,  Finance & Projects

Suzannah Newboult,  Litigation & Regulatory

Frankfurt, Germany

Bjorn Enders, Tax

Sascha Morgenroth, Tax

Liverpool, United Kingdom

Andrew McIlhinney, Employment

London, United Kingdom

Chris Chan, Real Estate

Patrick Mitchell, IPT

Edward Shaw, Litigation & Regulatory

Richard Skipper, Finance & Projects


Xavier Guzman, Finance & Projects

Miami, United States

Jeffrey D. Musaffi, Corporate & Securities

Milan, Italy

Danilo Surdi, Corporate

New York

Ryan Moreno, Finance

Maruti R. Narayan, Tax

North Virginia, United States

Cathryn Le Regulski, Labour & Employment

Perth, Australia

Jock Campbell, Litigation & Regulatory

Rhys Davies, Finance & Projects

Philadelphia, United States

Richard L. Cruz, Intellectual Property

Rome, Italy

Vincenzo La Malfa, Finance & Projects

San Diego, United States

Jon A. Olsen, Corporate & Securities

Seattle, United States

Andrew Ramiro Escobar, Litigation

Tyler K. Hollenback, Corporate & Securities

Sheffield, United Kingdom

Mark Keeling, Real Estate

Amanda Pilkington, IPT

David Beech, Corporate

Silicon Valley, United States

Jennifer H. Gallo, Corporate & Securities

St. Petersburg, Russia

Natalia Vygovskaya, Corporate

Vienna, Austria

Armin Hendrich, Litigation & Regulatory

Warsaw, Poland

Bartosz Matusik, Tax

Washington DC, United States

John M. Nading, Intellectual Property

Christopher N. Steelman, Government Affairs

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