King & Wood Mallesons Australia Managing Partner in Surprise Resignation
No reason has yet been given for Tony O'Malley's "mutually agreed" stepping down.
By Jessica Seah|May 20, 2013|Originally published on International
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King & Wood Mallesons Australia managing partner Tony O’Malley has resigned from his position and will retire as the firm’s partner in December.
A spokesperson for the firm would only say that O’Malley’s sudden resignation was the result of a “mutual agreement” and that the firm had formed a subcommittee to appoint a replacement. Global managing partner Stuart Fuller did not respond to requests for comments.
O’Malley, who could not be reached for comment,
told The Australian Monday that he had decided last week to step down but that he could not give the reasons for his departure. He said he hoped to “remain friends” with King & Wood Mallesons.
Sydney-based O’Malley was appointed King & Wood Mallesons Australia managing partner last year, ahead of the merger between the former Mallesons Stephen Jaques and Chinese firm King & Wood.
He was the managing partner of Mallesons’ Sydney office for five years prior to the merger. O’Malley joined Mallesons as partner in 2000 from Australian telecommunications company Telstra Corp. Ltd. where he was a Melbourne-based deputy general counsel. Earlier in his career, he had been an associate in the Brisbane office of the former
Phillips Fox and in London with the former
Denton Hall Burgin & Warrens.
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