Melbourne, February 8th, 2021 —Eliza Low was promoted to Partner at mdp Law after six months as Special Counsel.
Eliza’s exposure to large scale, multi-jurisdiction deals as a Senior Associate at Baker McKenzie, combined with her extensive corporate law experience, marked a significant expansion of mdp’s legal capabilities when she joined in September 2020.
Founder-Director Michael McDonald said: “We were delighted that Eliza joined us for the busiest year in mdp’s history and that she has committed to the firm’s future by becoming a Partner”.
“Great opportunities can come from a crisis and in many respects, they did. Eliza’s fresh perspective and leadership were transformational and put us in a strong position going into 2021,” Mr McDonald said.
Reed Leighton, Leighton O’Brien CEO and a long-standing client said Eliza’s promotion was a “coup” for the firm that confirmed his view of mdp as “a small firm with big law know-how”.
“The firm has always punched above its weight and Eliza has brought more international, high-end experience and the type of big business thinking we value from mdp, particularly as we grow our own business,” Mr Leighton said.
Chris Cooper, Leighton O’Brien Chief Operating Officer, said: “Eliza had an immediate impact in terms of improving our governance and strategy”.
“Her knowledge of global best practice, strong business acumen, and high level of organisation meant she could immediately identify areas of potential improvements with how we run the business,” Mr Cooper said.
Eliza is a passionate advocate for diversity, inclusion and gender equality in the legal industry and was impressed by mdp’s well-established flexible working policy and ongoing commitment to mental health and wellness during the Victorian lockdowns.
“We have an amazing team of people who all delivered fantastic, quality work, and we helped many companies survive and thrive during Covid-19,” Eliza said. “The mandatory shutdowns caught many businesses off guard, but we transitioned effortlessly to working from home and still provided a full suite of legal and commercial services.”
Eliza will manage, mentor, and expand the mdp legal team and lead M&A, corporate restructures, and other corporate advisory work. She looks forward to building her practice at mdp Law with an increased focus on assisting successful family founded, family-led businesses in Australia.
About mdp Law —mdp Law is a boutique corporate, commercial, and intellectual property law practice based in Melbourne, Australia. mdp Law provides clients with forward-thinking advice and commercially driven solutions, from startup to maturity and beyond. mdp’s multi-disciplinary team of legal specialists has global, top-tier backgrounds and commercial expertise covering every stage of the business lifecycle.
About Eliza Low —https://www.mdplaw.com.au/eliza-low
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