McCullough Robertson bolsters senior ranks

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McCullough Robertson has grown its upper ranks with the promotion of 12 lawyers to senior posts.

The firm has welcomed Liam Davis, Eva Vicic, and Ben Wood to the partnership. It has also elevated Emma Murray and Goran Gelic to special counsel.

The promotions come after the firm’s appointment of Kristen Podagiel to managing partner in April in a revamp of the firm’s management structure.

“As a leading and determinedly independent firm, entrenched in the industries our clients operate in, we are excited about these leadership appointments and what it means for our clients and the future of our firm,” said Dominic McGann, McCullough Robertson chairman of partners.

Davis, who started his career with the firm’s graduate program in 2009, is a renowned native title and cultural heritage specialist. He has since expanded his practice to environmental regime and resources regulation. He is also an expert in project delivery and operation.

Liam Davis

Vicic, who moved to the firm from Colin Biggers & Paisley in early 2017, specialises in project developments. Her extensive experience includes work on structuring; joint venture agreements; project delivery arrangements; strata and community title documents; negotiation and advice on commercial, industrial, and retail leasing; and leasing and licensing agreements.

Eva Vicic

Wood, who is a leading equity capital markets expert, has been with the firm since 2000. He has a particular focus on IPOs and secondary capital raisings, as well as the start-up sector, in which he advises on seed capital, Series A funding, venture capital, crowd funding, regulated takeovers, and schemes of arrangement.

Ben Wood

Murray is a specialist in commercial and tax laws, while Gelic is an expert in construction and infrastructure matters.

The firm’s new senior associates are:

  • Xavier Milne – Litigation and dispute resolution
  • Halie Beaumont – Estates
  • Kara Mezinec – Planning and environment
  • Joel McAndrew – Property, planning and finance
  • Naomi Benton – Corporate advisory
  • Andrew Bukowski – Commercial and tax group
  • Emile McPhee – Property, planning and finance


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