Jonathan Rigby

Jonathan Rigby

Global Managing Partner

Mourant announces 45 promotions globally

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04 May 2020

Mourant has announced 45 promotions globally, including nine Counsel and seven senior appointments in affiliated business, Mourant Governance Services.

The appointments span the firm's six offices, with 29 promotions* in the legal practices and 16 in Mourant Governance Services.

The promotions to Counsel are: Sandra Duerden, Alana Gillies, Rachel Guthrie, and Louise Hargreaves in the Guernsey office, James Daniel, Laura Dauny and John MacFeeters in Jersey, James Broad in Hong Kong and Shane Donovan in BVI. These nine appointments bring the total number of Counsel at the firm to 28. 

Promotions in Mourant Governance Services include: Christo Van Der Spuy and Michal Pawlica in Jersey who have been promoted to Director and Fiona Magee and Kalpana Piradeepan who became Associate Directors. In Hong Kong, Alice Lai and Cristal Ho have been promoted to Senior Manager, together with Scott Ashton in the Jersey team. 

Mourant Global Managing Partner, Jonathan Rigby, said: "It's fantastic to see so many promotions across our business including our growing governance services team. These individuals have been recognised for their strong technical skills, commercial judgement, distinct global perspective and ability to build trusted relationships with our clients and their advisers."

"At Mourant, we are hugely committed to the professional growth of all our people, helping them to excel and reach their full potential. These promotions reflect our continued focus on creating an environment that empowers our people to be the best they can be. I look forward to seeing these individuals continue to develop their careers with us and congratulate them all on their well-deserved promotions."

Mourant currently employs over 500 people and takes a market-leading approach to career direction and development.

2020 Counsel promotions by location and practice area:


Shane Donovan – Litigation


Sandra Duerden - Litigation

Alana Gillies - Finance and Corporate

Rachel Guthrie - Litigation

Louise Hargreaves - Litigation

Hong Kong:

James Broad - Finance and Corporate


James Daniel - Finance and Corporate

Laura Dauny - Finance and Corporate

John MacFeeters – Funds


*Two promotions are currently subject to immigration approval







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