The Legal Life – meet Damian Tkalec

19 April 2022

Damian Tkalec is a Lawyer in our Construction & Projects team.

Damian shares his goals for 2022 and what he enjoys most about working with clients.

Damian Tkalec

Favourite holiday spot?

Myoko Kogen in Japan, for its prodigious snowfall and superb skiing, combined with a unique old-world village atmosphere and local hospitality.

Last good book, podcast or film?

“Batavia” in audiobook and personally narrated by the author himself, Peter FitzSimons. It is a captivating account of the sinking of the Batavia and its aftermath off the coast of Western Australia on its maiden voyage from Holland to the Dutch East Indies.

What is the best piece of advice you can give lawyers starting out today?

Don’t specialise too early, and keep an open mind about where your legal credentials may take you. But isn’t it said that “youth is wasted on the young” anyway?

What has been a career highlight?

Leading the team at Melbourne Airport that prevailed over Sydney Airport for new direct air services to Melbourne.

What are you looking forward to in 2022?

Kickstarting my legal career again at the coal face after being “Mr Mum” for the last few years.

What do you enjoy most about working with your clients?

Learning about their businesses and the diversity of talent that drives success.