JWS names five new partners and a special counsel

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Johnson Winter & Slattery (JWS) has elevated 12 senior lawyers as part of its latest promotions round.

Five lawyers join the firm’s partnership, while the firm has also appointed a new special counsel and six new senior associates. JWS now lists 66 partners on its site.

The new partners are Pravin Aathreya, Frances Dreyer, Andy Milidoni, Divesh Patel, and Andreas Piesiewicz. Evan Mentiplay has been promoted to special counsel.

Aathreya, who is based in Melbourne, is a specialist in commercial litigation and dispute resolution, with a particular focus on corporate insolvency and reconstruction.

Pravin Aathreya

Sydney-based Dreyer is an expert in complex Federal and Supreme Court litigation in the areas of audit and accountant liability and investor class actions.

Frances Dreyer

Also based in Sydney, Milidoni specialises in all aspects of revenue law and trust law. He also advises on cross-border transactions.

Andy Milidoni

Patel specialises in mergers and acquisitions, foreign investment, cross-border transactions, equity capital markets, joint ventures and restructurings. The Sydney-based partner has a particular focus on private equity.

Divesh Patel

Piesiewicz, who works out of the firm’s Sydney office, has extensive experience in complex, high-stakes litigation and investigations, a number of which had claims of more than $100m.

Andreas Piesiewicz

Mentiplay is a workplace relations law expert who provides employee related advice and acts in litigation. He is based in Melbourne.

Evan Mentiplay

The firm’s new senior associates are:

Tom Barrett, Perth – Energy and resources
Yoness Blackmore, Sydney – Employment
Sara Gaertner, Adelaide – Dispute resolution

Felicity Karageorge, Sydney – Dispute resolution
Christopher Sones, Melbourne – Dispute resolution
Lloyd Wicks, Adelaide  – Dispute resolution


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