Sunday 9, October 2016

Dubai – MENA Herald: It was announced today King & Wood Mallesons has elected London partner Tim Bednall as its new EUME Managing Partner. Tim takes up the position with immediate effect and for a term of three years.

Tim Bednall is a leading Corporate specialist. He is the head of the firm’s London Corporate Finance and Funds Division, the Joint Global Co-ordinator of KWM’s Corporate, M&A and Securities practice, and also practices in mergers and acquisitions, corporate advisory and capital markets. Bednall has advised a number of leading companies in major M&A transactions, including Macquarie, CMOC, Brambles, BG Group, Glencore / Xstrata, ASX, and Westpac.

Bednall was the Chairman of the Australian partnership of King & Wood Mallesons from January 2010 to December 2012, during which time the combination between King & Wood and Mallesons Stephen Jaques was negotiated and implemented. He was also Managing Partner, M&A and Tax for King & Wood Mallesons Australia from 2013 to 2014.

Tim joined legacy firm Mallesons in 2004 and joined the London office in 2015.

Commenting on his appointment Tim said, “KWM has come a long way in the past few years and I am delighted to have the opportunity to help shape its future in EUME. My immediate priority is to work with my partners across Europe and the Middle East to drive positive change and growth in the business, to deliver an outstanding client experience and to create sustainable success built on our strong European foundations. I am honoured to have been elected Managing Partner and look forward to leading the EUME region as we strive to realise the enormous potential of the firm.”

Stephen Kon, EUME Senior Partner, added, “On behalf of the EUME partnership, I congratulate Tim on his appointment as our new Managing Partner. Tim is an outstanding, collegiate individual who has the best interests of the firm at heart and who will bring exceptional experience, energy and integrity to the role. I have no doubt that Tim will make an excellent Managing Partner with a clear vision for the future of the firm and the commitment to drive it forward.”