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Swaab appoints new Man­ag­ing Partner

Today Swaab announced that it has returned to a man­ag­ing part­ner lead­er­ship struc­ture and has appoint­ed Swaab part­ner Mary Digiglio to take on the role.

Today Swaab announced that it has returned to a man­ag­ing part­ner lead­er­ship struc­ture and has appoint­ed Swaab part­ner Mary Digiglio to take on the role.

As Swaab’s prop­er­ty prac­tice group leader, Mary is an inte­gral part of the firm’s vision, ethos, val­ues and cul­ture. At just 38, Mary has built a suc­cess­ful prac­tice, is well respect­ed in the mar­ket and most impor­tant­ly with­in the firm.

Mary will lead the firm with Swaab’s long term CEO Bron­wyn Pott, who has exten­sive prac­tice man­age­ment expe­ri­ence, finan­cial nous and indus­try expertise.

This is a huge learn­ing curve for me, as it is for any part­ner being appoint­ed to such a posi­tion. I am grate­ful to have the ben­e­fit of Bronwyn’s cor­po­rate knowl­edge at my side.” said Mary.

Swaab has always been con­scious of the glob­al­i­sa­tion of the indus­try and the impor­tance of strate­gic growth and inno­va­tion to stay relevant.

Many years ago, Fred encour­aged the firm to become a part of the glob­al legal alliance Mer­i­tas as he fore­cast­ed that our indus­try would under­go a peri­od of glob­al­i­sa­tion. More recent­ly we have wit­nessed the devel­op­ment of many larg­er glob­al law firms and see that our involve­ment with Mer­i­tas enables us to sup­ply that nation­al and inter­na­tion­al ser­vice to our clients. Nev­er­the­less, we must con­tin­ue to focus on our own strat­e­gy and growth to ben­e­fit the firm and our clients.” said Swaab’s CEO Bron­wyn Pott.

Fred Swaab will con­tin­ue in his role as Chair­man of the firm work­ing with clients on strate­gic deci­sions, main­tain­ing a men­tor­ing role and con­tin­u­ing to instil with­in the younger lawyers his entre­pre­neur­ial spirit.

We have reviewed our inter­nal suc­ces­sion and lead­er­ship and will now focus on our strat­e­gy which includes tar­get­ed growth, both lat­er­al­ly and organ­i­cal­ly, con­tin­u­ing to excel in client ser­vice and invest­ing in our people.

This is an excit­ing chal­lenge both per­son­al­ly and pro­fes­sion­al­ly. Swaab is a great place to be, the part­ner­ship is sol­id, the peo­ple are superb and our clients are high qual­i­ty. All of this, cou­pled with Fred’s lega­cy, cre­ates a sound and excit­ing frame­work for Swaab as we move to the next phase. I am excit­ed and hum­bled by this oppor­tu­ni­ty. I intend to be with Swaab for a very long time and this appoint­ment gives me fur­ther oppor­tu­ni­ty to invest in our firm, our peo­ple and the pro­fes­sion as a whole.” said Mary.

The appoint­ment is effec­tive immediate.

For fur­ther queries please con­tact Busi­ness Devel­op­ment and Mar­ket­ing Man­ag­er Amber Burgess on +61 2 9777 8341.

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