Dentons US LLP

06/21/2021 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 06/20/2021 08:26

Dentons promotes two partners and 12 senior lawyers in Australasia

June 21, 2021

Sydney-Dentons, the world's largest law firm, has proudly announced the promotion of two partners and 12 senior lawyers across offices in Australia and Papua New Guinea, effective 1 July, 2021.

The promotions demonstrate Dentons' commitment to developing leaders for the future and investing in the skills required to deliver outstanding results for its clients. The promotions were spread across offices in Sydney, Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne and Port Moresby in Papua New Guinea, reflecting the breadth of talent Dentons has across Australasia.

Commenting on the promotions, Australia Chair and Australasia Region CEO Doug Stipanicev said: 'Dentons is committed to being a law firm where talent can thrive, recognizing that our success is built on the diverse and unique strengths of each of the members of our Firm. We are incredibly proud of these very talented lawyers, who have reached the next step in their careers. The promotions reflect not only their deep legal knowledge, but also their leadership skills and commitment to world-class client service.'

The full list of newly promoted senior lawyers is as follows:


  • Stanley Mok, Banking & Finance, Sydney
  • Stephanie Vatala, Planning, Environment & Government, Sydney

Special Counsel

  • Jay Nguyen, Corporate, Adelaide
  • Karyan Lee, Recovery & Restructuring, Sydney

Managing Associates

  • Andrew Mannah, Recovery & Restructuring, Sydney
  • Clement Chew, Real Estate, Sydney
  • Jane Kuo, Corporate, Sydney
  • Rachel Austin, Corporate, Brisbane

Senior Associates

  • AJ Sridaran, Banking & Finance, Sydney
  • Cassandra Brookes, Banking & Finance, Melbourne
  • Deborah Edo, Corporate, Port Moresby
  • Michael Lazar, Banking & Finance, Sydney
  • Stephen Dodd, Banking & Finance, Sydney
  • Thomas Liang, Real Estate, Sydney

About Dentons

Dentons is the world's largest law firm, connecting top-tier talent to the world's challenges and opportunities with 20,000 professionals including 12,000 lawyers, in more than 200 locations, in more than 80 countries. Dentons' polycentric and purpose-driven approach, commitment to inclusion and diversity, and award-winning client service challenge the status quo to advance client interests.