Australia: HopgoodGanim recognises success with 14 promotions
Last Updated: 4 July 2011

HopgoodGanim Lawyers is pleased to announce the promotion of 14 legal professionals within the firm, effective 1 July 2011.

The promotions include the appointment of two new Partners.

Michelle Eastwell has been promoted to Partner in the firm's Corporate team, specialising in M&A, capital markets, corporate advisory and governance.

Sarah Persijn has been promoted to Partner in the firm's planning, development and environment team, specialising in planning appeals and declaratory proceedings, project scoping, due diligence and infrastructure charging.

These promotions take the firm's partnership numbers to 26, with 6 (or almost one quarter) of these being female.

The firm's total promotions are as follows:


  • Michelle Eastwell, Corporate Advisory
  • Sarah Persijn, Planning and Environment

Special Counsel

  • Jonathan Ivanisevic, Commercial Litigation

Senior Associate

  • Angie Coleman, Commercial Property
  • Jason Down, Liquor Licensing and Commercial Litigation
  • Lea Fua, Corporate Advisory
  • Sam Kingston, Insolvency and Commercial Litigation
  • Tammy Berghofer, Commercial Property


  • Andre Dauwalder, Resources and Energy
  • Damian Roe, Resources and Energy
  • Gemma Ayriss, Planning and Environment
  • Olivia Williamson, Planning and Environment
  • Scott Macoun, Insurance and Risk
  • Sharon Robson, Corporate Advisory

Managing Partner Bruce Humphrys said, "These promotions are a result of strong performance in key areas of the practice."

"The number of promotions also demonstrates HopgoodGanim's ongoing commitment to providing strong career development and progression opportunities for our staff. We support our employees and continue to promote from within."

"We are pleased to be able to say that one of our new partners has been promoted only months before she is due to go on maternity leave. It is this ability to work with our star performers in a way that allows them to balance their work and personal lives that shows why we have won the ALB Gold Employer of Choice Award two years running," said Mr Humphrys.

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