Movements at Thomson Geer
Corporate law firm Thomson Geer has made two promotions in its Adelaide office with Annabel West and Lauren Rowan both elevated from Special Counsel to Partner.
West has been with Thomson Geer since 2018 after spending nearly 10 years with Asia-Pacific law firm MinterEllison as a Special Counsel.
Her principal focus is on mergers, acquisitions, private equity and capital raising as part of her work in corporations and securities law, and she was recently recognised as one of the Best Lawyers in Australia (2021-2022).
West is also an Advisory Board Member at The Salvation Army and the wife of Opposition Leader Peter Malinauskas.
Meanwhile, Rowan was also promoted to Partner at Thomson Geer after starting with the company as a Senior Associate nearly 14 years ago in 2007.
Acting on behalf of banking, financial institutions and government, Rowan specialises in dispute resolution and litigation.
Some of her recent experiences include acting on behalf of the Department of Infrastructure and Transport in compulsory acquisition proceedings and representing one of the big four banks in front of the South Australian Supreme Court in an unsecured recovery dispute.
West and Rowan’s promotions were among 29 Thomson Geer made across their five Australian offices.
Chief Executive Partner Adrian Tembel said: “Those promoted to senior positions possess and embody the skills and qualities we pride ourselves on as a quality firm, focused on achieving the best outcomes for our clients.”
The firm also announced the appointment of Adelaide-based Westpac Bank executive John Ramage to lead Thomson Geer’s institutional high-volume practice.
Ramage will join the law firm in August after finishing up as Westpac’s Head of Customer Assist – a position he has held since September 2010.
Thomson Geer says Ramage will be responsible for banking, property and insurance matters with some of the firm’s highest profile clients in his new role.
"We are very pleased to have John Ramage joining us, whose institutional client insights and skills will help us ensure that our practice areas working in high volume matters are best positioned to deal with change in the sector", Tembel said.