1. Sara Kaltmann (Monash) - 2604 votes
2. Karen Zhong (UNSW) – 1147 votes
3. Shivaangar Thushyantham (Macquarie) – 607 votes
4. Paul Catchlove (QUT) – 465 votes
5. Thomas Kannan (Notre Dame) – 442 votes
6. Princess Avia (Griffith) – 267 views
All our winners will soon be General Counsel for a day, shadowing General Counsel for some of Australia's leading organisations.
To all participants, we thank you very much for your brilliant entries! You made us all reflect on the true meaning of #lawyersofthefuture.
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Our lawyers are independent thinkers who are commercially-minded and at the top of their game in their sectors. However we offer our clients something more: a genuine passion for their particular industry and the technologies that are transforming it.
At Bird & Bird, the flavour is definitely international – approximately 75% of our major clients will deal with more than one of our 28 offices across Europe, the Middle East and the Asia-Pacific region. Our lawyers know their local legal frameworks in exceptional detail and work collaboratively across our entire network. It's why we're able to manage complex, cross-border projects and deals seamlessly and successfully, working closely with our clients to deliver high-quality service.
Our lawyers don't just understand the law in these sectors; they get to know their clients' businesses inside out. They understand the trends that are shaping markets, and guide some of the world's most exciting companies through the technological changes that are transforming the world we live in.
The depth and length of our experience in each sector means our clients work with legal teams that truly understand the challenges they face. Many of our 1200+ legal practitioners worldwide have degrees in subjects that complement their legal expertise. They may also have previously worked in-house. It's this breadth of knowledge and vision which allows us to guide our clients through a changing world.
The six winners will be flown to Sydney to spend a day with one of the participating General Counsel. They will also receive a tour of the Bird & Bird offices, and have a one-on-one mentoring session with a Bird & Bird associate who can answer any questions about law school, clerkships, admission and landing your dream job.
The GCs are all volunteers from our client base or are otherwise friends of Bird & Bird, including Vodafone, Fetch TV, AUB Group, Bravura Solutions, Enero Group and The Garvan Institute of Medical Research. They'll be opening their doors for budding law students to experience a day in the life of their General Counsel.
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