Dr David Simunic promoted to partner and Dr Jo Shaw promoted to director

News  \  28 Sep 2017

We’re pleased to announce two promotions at AJ Park.

Dr David Simunic is joining our partnership from 1 April 2016, and Dr Jo Shaw has been promoted to director and will transfer to our Sydney office to lead our chemistry and life sciences patents team in Australia.

David joined AJ Park in 2002 and is a member of our mechanical engineering and IT patents team. He has developed a substantial local practice over the last 14 years advising some of New Zealand’s largest and best-known manufacturing experts, as well as start-up ventures and individuals.

A member of our chembio patents team since 2002, Jo specialises in chemical patents. Her clients include many of New Zealand’s leading tertiary research organisations and Crown Research Institutes, as well as large overseas pharmaceutical and biotechnological companies.

Managing partner Damian Broadley said ‘Congratulations to David and Jo on their promotions. Both are highly regarded by their clients, colleagues, and associates and we are delighted to recognise their contribution and achievements with these appointments.’

Chief executive Pete Boyle said, ‘We’re very pleased to see both David and Jo join the leadership of the firm. They are energetic and enthusiastic members of our trans-Tasman team, and have both made a significant contribution to AJ Park’s growth in recent years. We congratulate them both.'