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Alison is the Executive Partner, EMEA, UK and US for Herbert Smith Freehills. 

Alison is a member of the firm's Executive. Since taking up her role in 2020, she has been leading the firm's strategic priorities globally and, in particular, across our EMEA, UK and US regions. Part of a small Executive team, Alison's particular focus is on defining and implementing our people and culture and our client and markets strategies and ensuring strong financial performance and resilience across our regions. She also chairs our UK Executive as part of her role as London Managing Partner. 

Alison is a seasoned leader having held many leadership roles in the firm previously, including Global Managing Partner for our Employment, Pensions and Incentives practice. 

She is recognised as a leading Pensions lawyer incorporating experience across many high-profile matters including M&A transactions, restructurings and disputes. 

Having taken on the Executive role during the pandemic, Alison has key insights into driving change through more agile business process. She is also a passionate supporter of our D&I initiatives including a commitment to diversity and inclusion as a driver of innovation, collaboration and positive business outcomes.