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Herbert Smith Freehills promotes 27 lawyers to Counsel roles across the global network.

These promotions demonstrate each lawyer's exceptional commitment and contribution to the firm and its clients. Their expertise and specialist skills will support the growth and success of the firm's client service and global network.

Their appointments take effect on 1 May 2019.


Sharif Abousaada, Energy, Paris: Of Counsel

Roman Churakov, PPP/Infrastructure, Moscow: Of Counsel

Geoffroy Hermanns, Investment Funds/Asset Management, Dubai: Of Counsel

Charles Kim, Corporate, Seoul: Of Counsel

Grant Murtagh, Insurance, London: Of Counsel

Garth Riddell, Head Office Advisory Team, Sydney: Executive Counsel

Gareth Sykes, Corporate Governance Advisory, London: Of Counsel

Artjom Tamaev, M&A/Private Equity, Moscow: Of Counsel

Kathryn Thornton, Telecommunications, Media and Technology, Singapore: Of Counsel

Charles Wang, Equity Capital Markets, Hong Kong: Of Counsel

Competition, Regulatory & Trade

Marie Louvet, Merger Control, Anti-Trust and Compliance, Paris: Of Counsel

Peter Rowland, Merger Control and sectoral expertise, TMT, Pharmaceuticals, Energy/Mining, Brussels: Of Counsel


Antony Crockett, Business & Human Rights, Hong Kong: Of Counsel

Jojo Fan, Commercial Litigation, Hong Kong: Of Counsel

Friso Heukamp, General Disputes including Corporate Crime and Investigations, Frankfurt: Of Counsel

Ben Hopps, General Disputes including Employment, Dubai: Of Counsel

Stella Hu, International Arbitration, Beijing: Of Counsel

Andrew Ryan, Construction and Infrastructure; Class Actions, Perth: Executive Counsel

Florencia Villaggi, International Arbitration, New York: Of Counsel

Dan Waldek, Construction and Infrastructure, Singapore: Of Counsel

Rowena White, Restructuring, Turnaround & Insolvency, Sydney: Executive Counsel


Josie Essery, Corporate Finance, Debt Capital Markets and Structured Finance, Melbourne: Executive Counsel

Marnie Fels, Leveraged Finance, Sydney: Executive Counsel

Roger Lawrence, Restructuring, Turnaround and Insolvency, London: Of Counsel

Chris Mann, Real Estate Finance, London: Of Counsel


Anna Britten-Jones, Projects, Sydney: Executive Counsel

Real Estate

Micky Yang, Corporate Real Estate, London: Of Counsel

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