Davies Collison Cave announces 20 promotions and expands it service offering with lateral hire of a new team.

New team and service offering

Davies Collison Cave Law is pleased to announce that it has expanded its service offering into the corporate and private client advisory, mergers and acquisitions, tax and property areas with the appointment of new Principal Lawyer Craig Finlayson and his team.

Commenting on the expansion of its practice, Davies Collison Cave Law Managing Principal Chris Jordan said:

“We are one of Australia’s premier intellectual property and technology law firms but our clients for some time have been increasingly asking us to provide a broader range of services. Craig and his team’s expertise in the corporate and private client advisory, mergers and acquisitions, tax and property areas will fill a gap in our service offering and allow us to provide many of the services our clients have been asking us to provide for a number of years.”

Mr Finlayson said:  “I am delighted to have the opportunity of introducing and growing a corporate, commercial and tax practice at the dynamic and forward thinking DCC. I look forward to continuing to assist my existing clients and referrers as well as the clients and referrers in the DCC network.”


New Appointments

Davies Collison Cave (DCC) and Davies Collison Cave Law (DCCL) are also very proud to announce the following appointments:


Carly Mansell has been promoted to Principal. Carly works in DCC’s trade marks group. Commenting on the appointment Adam Sears Managing Principal of the DCC trade marks practice said:

“Carly’s appointment reflects the outstanding service and clear, practical advice Carly provides to our clients as well as her overall significant contribution to the firm over many years. We are very pleased to welcome her as a Principal.”

Senior Trade Mark Counsel

DCC is also pleased to announce the appointment of four of our very experienced trade mark attorneys to the new position of Senior Trade Mark Counsel.

  1. Fiona Symons
  2. Lauren Eade
  3. Sally Foreman
  4. Tony Lolis

These appointments reflect the skill, experience and client focus of Fiona, Lauren, Sally and Tony. We thank each of them for their contributions to the firm and look forward to their continued contribution in their new capacities.

Senior Associates

DCC and DCCL are also delighted to announce the following Senior Associate and Associate promotions:

  1. Tania Uren (DCC patents)
  2. Jack Shan (DCC patents)
  3. Madeleine Chan (DCC trade marks)
  4. Cheryl Hrvoj (DCC trade marks)
  5. Suzy Roessel (DCCL)
  6. Grant Barry (DCC patents)
  7. Ken Simpson (DCC Asia)


  1. Sally Davis (DCC patents)
  2. Dario Buso (DCC patents)
  3. Simone Vink  (DCC patents)
  4. Karl Dittko (DCC patents)
  5. Jillian Lim  (DCC patents)
  6. Andrew Sutherland (DCCL)
  7. Jessica Sapountsis (DCCL)
  8. Kian Hoe Koo (DCC Asia)

Commenting on all of the appointments, Michael Wolnizer, Chair of the DCC Group management committee said:

“We have been very pleased to make these promotions. They reflect the deep pool of talent which DCC Group has and reinforces our position as one of Australia’s leading intellectual property and law firms. These appointments reaffirm our commitment to ensure that progression pathways are available to all.”

For further information, contact Michael Wolnizer or Chris Jordan on (03) 9254 2777.

DCC   15/1 Nicholson Street    Melbourne  Victoria   3000   Australia


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