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Four lawyers in Australia have been appointed to Executive Counsel or Special Counsel roles in the latest round of annual promotions at leading global law firm Herbert Smith Freehills.

The four appointments are part of 13 promotions to Counsel made around the world by the firm.

Sue Gilchrist, Herbert Smith Freehills’ Regional Managing Partner, Asia and Australia said: “I congratulate each of our new Executive and Special Counsel on achieving this milestone and entering this exciting new phase of their legal careers.

“This group are emerging leaders of our firm. Their promotion to Executive or Special Counsel recognises their combination of high level legal expertise and client focussed skills.

“These lawyers make important contributions to our clients and to the business of our firm, bringing specialist expertise and skills to bear in their areas of practice, working alongside partners to build and strengthen our teams and deepen our client relationships.”

Those appointed to of Counsel roles in Australia:

  • Natalie Gaspar, Special Counsel, Employment, Melbourne
  • Alana Delcanho, Executive Counsel, Projects, Perth
  • Miriam D'Souza, Executive Counsel, Projects, Perth
  • Dinh Ptok, Executive Counsel, Real Estate, Melbourne

Those appointed to of Counsel roles internationally:

  • Andres Alfonso, Energy & Infrastructure, Madrid
  • Pedro Rufino Carvalho, Finance, London
  • Mathias Dantin, Energy & Infrastructure, Paris
  • Vincent Danton, Finance, Paris
  • Valerie Farez, Tax, Paris
  • Ben Goodman, FSR/Financial Litigation, London
  • Dana Kim, Disputes, Seoul
  • Martin Wallace, International Arbitration, Hong Kong – Senior Consultant. (Martin's title is Senior Consultant to meet regulatory requirements in Hong Kong)
  • Evgeny Yuriev, Corporate, Moscow

These appointments to of Counsel roles follow the recent promotion of 21 lawyers to the partnership, including six in Australia. All appointments came into effect earlier this month.