Career Moves: Sparke Helmore Lawyers

Sparke Helmore Lawyers has announced 11 Senior Counsels and 17 Senior Associate promotions, including Jake Kyranis and Stefanie Andrensek in the Brisbane office, effective 1 July.

Jake Kyranis is a Special Counsel, in the government public and regulatory area. He is a litigator, focusing on administrative law.

Jake Kyranis

Jake regularly appears as a solicitor advocate in the Federal Court and Federal Circuit Court in judicial review proceedings as well as the Administrative Appeals Tribunal in merits review proceedings. Jake works with Commonwealth Government departments and agencies.

Jake started his career as a Federal Prosecutor at the Office of the Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions. He then joined the Department of Home Affairs as a legal officer, before joining Sparke Helmore in 2015.

Stefanie Andrensek

Stefanie Andrensek is a Senior Associate who has over three and a half years’ experience. Stefanie advises on admiralty and maritime related disputes, specifically on contentious matters that range from marine pollution claims, marine and non-marine insurance, charterparty and bills of lading disputes and ship arrest.


She also provides advice on non-contentious matters, including marine insurance, salvage contracts and charterparties. Stefanie regularly acts on behalf of defendants of heavy vehicle prosecutions and has appeared in various courts in Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia.

Before joining Sparke Helmore in 2021, Stefanie was the Associate to a leading admiralty and maritime law judge of the Federal Court of Australia and provided editing support for the authoritative textbook in the field, Derrington and White’s Australian Maritime Law, 4th edition.

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