Berkeley Cox


Brisbane, Australia

Berkeley is a Partner based in the Brisbane office of King & Wood Mallesons.

Berkeley served as the Australian firm’s Chief Executive Partner from 2017 to 2022 and prior to that led the Financial Services Sector and various practice groups. As Chief Executive, through a period of strong growth for the firm, Berkeley:

  • drove development of the firm’s digital Transformation agenda in the face of disruption in the legal industry,
  • on people strategy, focussed deeply on the links between well-being and performance which became even more real during COVID, and
  • emphasised the importance of the firm’s Community Impact Program particularly as it relates to supporting First Nations peoples and communities.

Berkeley became a partner of KWM in 2001 after a few years in the United States in the late 90’s working in financial markets for a New York based law firm. His practice included debt capital markets, funds management, structured finance, securitisation and derivatives.

In the next phase of his career, in addition to advising on financial markets transactions, Berkeley’s plans include drawing on his business and legal experience to help facilitate the growth opportunities in our region and to help capture the potential of new technologies in financial services (and frameworks in it) and the legal industry.

Berkeley will also continue to respectfully and actively support First Nations communities in a manner consistent with the principles embodied in the National Agreement on Closing the Gap.

Berkeley currently serves as a Director of Workplace Giving Australia and is a member of the First Nations Working Group of Act for Kids. He was formerly a Board member of Act for Kids and the Corporate Mental Health Alliance Australia.

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