Paul Jenkins

Paul Jenkins

Chief Executive Officer

Paul Jenkins is Ashurst’s Global CEO and is based in Sydney and London. He is a member of the Ashurst board and has been a partner at the firm since 2006.

Paul lived and practised as a lawyer in Tokyo early in his career, and now regularly visits Japan where Ashurst has one of its 29 offices.

Paul was the first law firm leader to join the Champions of Change Coalition (CCC). CCC works with prominent leaders from the Australian business community to redefine men’s role in taking action on gender inequality. Paul leads the firm’s global Committed to Change programme (C2C) in which partners raise awareness and acceptance of diversity and inclusion in the firm.

Paul was recently recognised by the Financial Times Innovative Lawyers Report as one of the Top 10 innovators in Asia Pacific, and in Legal 500 Asia Pacific as a Leading Individual in Debt Capital Markets. Paul’s successful legal practice has encompassed banking, corporate finance, debt capital markets and securitisation, including acting for Japanese banks.

Paul joined Ashurst as a graduate and is a qualified solicitor in NSW and England and Wales.