Addisons Promote 8

This week Addisons announced eight internal promotions, including one Partner, four Special Counsel and three Senior Associates across the firm.

Dr. Angelika Yates, has been promoted to Partner. Dually qualified in German and Australian law, Angelika is in a unique position to advise European companies on their investments and business activities in Australia. She has been combining Australian and German perspectives to multinational clients with a clear understanding of the legal and commercial implications of their cross-border activities during her four years at Addisons. Angelika was formerly a Partner of German law firm Luther.

Geri du Plessis, Cate Sendall, Belle Jing and Pauline Adraskelas have been promoted to Special Counsel. This is a recognition of the long standing expertise in specialist areas of law that each of them provide to our clients. Chuanchan (CC) Ma, Portia Malinowski and Jonathan Du have also been appointed Senior Associates of the firm.

Managing Partner, David Ferguson said:

“The core commitment of Addisons is to provide the highest quality legal services to our clients. Each of the new Special Counsel and Senior Associates play a key role in the delivery of this commitment and in the firm’s business generally. We’re delighted that many of the individuals are longstanding members of the Addisons team, reflecting the importance we place on long term relationships with both our staff and our clients. This organic growth within the firm has of course been complemented by lawyers like Geri du Plessis, who joined us in 2018 after a long career in investment banking.”

David Ferguson, Managing Partner, Addisons

These changes bring the firm’s female representation to 58% across the firm, (38% of Partners, 70% of Special Counsel and 64% of Senior Associates). Addisons does not have a quota system in place and has built gender equity in the ordinary course through the firm’s commitment to recruiting and retaining the best lawyers.

Addisons has been providing tailored legal solutions to Australian and international leading brands and businesses for over 140 years.

Dr. Angelika Yates, Partner
Group photo (from left to right): Belle Jing, Special Counsel,  Geri du Plesis, Special Counsel, Portia Malinowski, Senior Associate, Jonathan Du, Senior Associate and Cate Sendall, Special Counsel.
Missing from photo, Pauline Adraskelas, Special Counsel and Chuanchan (CC) Ma, Senior Associate.