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Leading international law firm Herbert Smith Freehills announced today the promotion of 21 lawyers to its global partnership. The promotions take effect on 1 May, 2017.

Demonstrating the firm's commitment to investing in its global network of offices and creating a diverse partnership, the appointments cover 8 offices, with 12 partners based in the UK and EMEA region, and 9 in Asia-Pacific. Six of this year's partner promotions are women.

This year is the first time there is a partner promotion in Alternative Legal Services (ALT). Libby Jackson, Global Head of ALT, has been promoted to the firm's partnership.

This promotion round follows the promotions in December 2016 of five new partners in Australia, from the firm’s global project finance, projects and environment & planning teams.

The new partners are focussed on supporting the firm's clients in core practices and sectors including corporate, disputes, employment, pensions & incentives, finance, projects, real estate, energy, TMT and banks.

The new partners and their principal areas of practice are:


Greig Anderson – Disputes, London

Rachel Campbell – Finance, Paris

Paul Chases – Real Estate, London

David Coulling – Corporate, London

Reza Dadbakhsh – Corporate, London

Javier de Carvajal – Disputes, Madrid

Nish Dissanayake – Corporate, London

Libby Jackson – ALT, London

Rachel Lidgate – Disputes, London

Nick May – Finance, London

Donny Surtani – Disputes, London

Christopher Theris – Corporate, Paris


Nick Carney – Projects, Sydney

Hannah Cassidy – Disputes, Hong Kong

Glynn Cooper – Corporate, Kuala Lumpur

Peter Davis – Corporate, Sydney   

Jon Evans – Finance, Melbourne 

Tania Gray – Disputes, Sydney

Clayton James – Corporate, Sydney

Fatim Jumabhoy – EPI, Singapore 

Miles Wadley – Finance, Melbourne

Mark Rigotti, CEO, commented:  

"I would like to congratulate our new partners on their promotions. They are all highly-talented lawyers who represent the quality, breadth and depth of Herbert Smith Freehills around the world and demonstrate our ongoing investment in our business."


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