FB Rice is pleased to announce the elevation of four new Partners across our engineering, chemistry and biotechnology teams in our Sydney, Melbourne, and Brisbane offices, effective 1 July 2023.
At FB Rice, our people are the backbone of our success. With a focus on building strong relationships, we take the time to understand the needs and goals for our clients. Our tailored service is backed by our extensive team of technical experts. Through this powerful combination, we can deliver the highest level of support, guidance, innovative solutions, and ultimately, support them on their journey.
We are thrilled to introduce our newly appointed partners who have, and continue to, demonstrate skill and leadership, and are committed to delivering an exceptional client experience.
Congratulations to our new partners:
Andrew Gregory is a new partner in our Sydney chemistry team. Joining the firm in 2011 as a trainee attorney with a strong technical background in organic and inorganic chemistry, Andrew brings a unique blend of hands-on laboratory experience and legal expertise to his practice. Through his extensive knowledge spanning diverse technological areas in chemistry and materials science, Andrew has become a trusted advisor to clients seeking innovative legal solutions and tailored advice. In addition to his work with intellectual property, Andrew's academic achievements include authoring research articles in high-impact journals and presenting his work at international conferences, showcasing his commitment to advancing knowledge in his field.
“Becoming a partner is a career milestone that highlights the firm's investment in our development. I’d like to thank my clients and FB Rice for their continued trust and support, and look forward to the next chapter of my career.”
- Andrew Gregory
Beata Khaidurova is a new partner in our Melbourne engineering team. Having joined the firm as a trainee attorney in 2012, Beata has honed her skills in patent law and demonstrated exceptional legal expertise throughout her career. Beata's dedication to her clients' success has earned her well-deserved recognition as a Rising Star by Managing IP for the past three years. Beyond her legal accomplishments, Beata has been actively involved in promoting diversity and inclusivity in STEM fields as a member of the Elevate Advisory Committee, playing a pivotal role in the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences & Engineering's Elevate scholarship program .
“I’m honoured to step into this new role. FB Rice have provided me with amazing opportunities throughout my career, and I am grateful to them and to my clients for their continued trust and support. I can’t wait to join my fellow partners, working to shape our firm’s future!”
- Beata Khaidurova
David Loch is a new partner in our Brisbane biotechnology team. Joining our Brisbane team in late 2020, David has been instrumental in growing our Queensland client base. With a deep understanding of pharmacology, biotechnology and the fields of molecular biology, genetic engineering and cancer biology, David has demonstrated that he is an invaluable asset to the firm. His diverse scientific background includes a veterinary degree from the University of Queensland and research positions at esteemed institutions such as Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and Queensland University of Technology. David provides strategic counsel and legal expertise and works closely with a number of clients shaping the future of the biotechnology industry.
“Being recognised as a partner is an honour. I'm thankful for the firm’s investment in its people and providing myself and others with opportunities for personal development and career advancement. Excited to contribute to the continued growth of the firm!”
- David Loch
Stuart Campbell is a new partner in our engineering team, based in Sydney. Throughout his career, Stuart has accumulated expertise across automotive products, mining technology, medical devices, and robotics. He is proficient at drafting patent specifications and has secured broad, robust protection for many clients. Additionally, Stuart has extensive experience with registering industrial designs both domestically and internationally. Stuart's technical acumen, combined with his legal expertise, positions him as a trusted advisor to clients across a range of industries.
"Thank you to FB Rice and our clients for the trust and support that has allowed me to grow in my role. I am grateful to be part of this partnership and I am looking forward to cementing my place in the future of the firm."
- Stuart Campbell