Addisons partners recognised in the Chambers Asia-Pacific 2022 Guide

Chambers Asia-Pacific Results 2022

Addisons is thrilled to announce five of our partners have been recognised in the Chambers Asia-Pacific Guide 2022. The Chambers rankings and research provide recommendations on the best law firms and lawyers in Australia and the Asia-Pacific region.

Addisons was featured in the results from Chambers research during 2021.

Congratulations to Addisons partners Jamie Nettleton, Justine Munsie, Harshane Kahagalle, Donna Short and Karen Hayne.

Chambers Asia-Pacific 2022 – individual results

To view all Addisons commentary please click here, and an overview of the Chambers published commentary is below.

GAMING & GAMBLING – Jamie Nettleton

Jamie Nettleton of Addisons in Sydney is widely respected for his expertise in the gaming and gambling sphere and is frequently hailed by commentators as a pre-eminent figure in this field. He is regularly sought out to advise casinos, gaming machine suppliers, cruise ships and other industry players on all manner of regulatory and licensing issues. One client, who emphasises his “deep commercial understanding of our sector,” adds that he has “developed the reputation of being its go-to lawyer,” while another similarly cites his “clear, practical advice” and “significant reputation, which weighs heavily with regulators when there are complex questions of gaming law.”

Chambers Asia-Pacific Guide 2022 – Gaming & Gambling – Click here to view Jamie’s full profile in Chambers

TMT: MEDIA – Justine Munsie

Justine Munsie of Addisons advises media, entertainment and advertising industry clients on a broad range of contractual, commercial, reputational and regulatory issues. A client who highlights her as “one of the top media lawyers in Sydney,” notes that, in addition to being “exceptionally knowledgeable” in her field “she is a can-do person who takes on every task, meets every deadline and is a delight to deal with.”

Chambers Asia-Pacific Guide 2022 – TMT: Media – Click here to view Justine’s full profile in Chambers

ENVIRONMENT & PLANNING – Harshane Kahagalle

Harshane Kahagalle of Addisons in Sydney is a respected practitioner, particularly noted for the support he gives clients on planning and property development appeal mandates. He brings to the table extensive experience in the litigation of matters arising from major commercial and infrastructure projects and the valuable additional insights that come from having originally trained as an architect.

Chambers Asia-Pacific Guide 2022 – Environment & Planning – Click here to view Harshane’s full profile in Chambers


Donna Short

Donna Short is regularly instructed on various trade mark-related matters, including portfolio management, licensing arrangements, and brand protection. Her commerciality is especially appreciated by clients, one noting: “Donna is extremely commercial and thinks of what is best for the business. She really is exceptional in staying close to her clients to ensure that we are comfortable throughout the entire process.”

Chambers Asia-Pacific Guide 2022 – Intellectual Property: Trade Mark & Copyright – Click here to view Donna’s full profile in Chambers


Karen Hayne is a respected practitioner in the trade mark and copyright space. She frequently acts on all manner of brand protection and enforcement and design protection matters, with a notable expertise in the entertainment industry. One client notes: “She’s extremely responsive and has consistently provided quality service.”

Chambers Asia-Pacific Guide 2022 – Intellectual Property: Trade Mark & Copyright – Click here to view Karen’s full profile in Chambers