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Leading international law firm Herbert Smith Freehills announced today the promotion of 22 new partners to its global partnership. The promotions take effect on 1 May 2019.

The appointments span 13 offices, with six new partners based across EMEA – the largest number of promotions the firm has made across this network for six years.

Elsewhere across the global network, the firm is promoting four new partners in the UK, six in Asia and six in Australia. Eight of this year's partner promotions are women.

The new partners are focussed on supporting the firm's clients across its core practice areas and key global industry sectors.

The new partners and their principal areas of practice are:




  • Jeremy Birch – Disputes (Corporate Crime and Investigations), Hong Kong

  • Natalie Curtis – Disputes (Financial Services Regulatory), Singapore

  • Tomas Furlong – Disputes (International Arbitration), Singapore

  • Matthew Goerke* – Corporate (Energy and Infrastructure), Jakarta

  • Calvin Ho – Corporate (Energy and Infrastructure), Beijing

  • Adelaide Luke – Competition, Regulation and Trade (Competition), Hong Kong


Mark Rigotti, CEO, commented: 

"I am delighted to announce the admission of 22 new partners to our global network and would like to congratulate them for their success. These excellent, high-achieving lawyers are selected as future leaders of our firm based on rigorous criteria.

"These new partners are outstanding lawyers and have built deep relationships with clients, developed a wealth of expertise, and demonstrated a real understanding of our firm values and culture. Their diverse skills and experiences will further enhance the strength of our global network."

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