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Leading international law firm Herbert Smith Freehills has promoted four new partners in Asia as part of its annual global partnership promotions.

The new partners, from the firm’s preeminent disputes and corporate teams in Beijing, Hong Kong and Singapore, are experienced practitioners with well-established reputations in the marketplace:




Isaac Chen

Capital Markets and M&A


Jojo Fan

Commercial Litigation

Hong Kong

Jamie McLaren

Corporate M&A  


Gitta Satryani

International Arbitration


“On behalf of the firm, I would like to congratulate our new partners, each of whom has already made significant contributions to the firm’s continued growth, and is highly respected by clients and the market for their deep industry expertise,” said Justin D’Agostino, Executive Partner, Asia and CEO Elect. 

"These promotions underline our continued investment to our business in Asia, and ensure we have the right breadth and depth of capability needed to meet our clients’ changing needs, especially in these challenging times.”

“While COVID-19 continues to create uncertainties and challenges, we remain focused on taking steps to navigate its impact while looking to the future – and promoting partners is an important part of this. These promotions reflect our long-term commitment to investing in our people and our focus on continuing to bring through talented partners to build the sustainable success of our firm.”


More about the new partners

Isaac Chen, Beijing

Isaac advises Chinese and multinational clients on China-related capital markets and cross-border M&A transactions across a broad range of sectors . He also specialises in securities compliance matters. Isaac graduated from Zhejiang University, The University of Hong Kong and Northwestern University’s Pritzker School of Law and Kellogg School of Management. He is qualified in England and Wales and the State of New York.

Jojo Fan, Hong Kong

Fluent in English, Cantonese and Mandarin, Jojo has a broad commercial litigation practice and extensive experience advising clients on cross-border, China-related disputes. Jojo specialises in contentious banking litigation and has significant experience in representing banks in mis-selling cases, unauthorised trading disputes, financial regulatory investigations and enforcement proceedings. She also advises Hong Kong-listed companies on boardroom, shareholder and joint venture disputes. Jojo graduated from the University of Hong Kong with bachelor's degrees in law and social sciences (government and laws), and is qualified in both Hong Kong and England and Wales.

Jamie McLaren, Singapore

Jamie has played an integral role in strengthening the firm’s M&A offering in Southeast Asia with a particular focus on tech, media and telecoms. His practice focuses on cross-border transactions, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures,  minority strategic investments including corporate venturing and early equity fundraising, restructurings and reorganisations. Jamie worked in the firm’s London office before relocating to the Singapore office in 2018. A law graduate of the University of Aberdeen, Jamie is admitted to practice in Scotland and is a registered foreign lawyer in Singapore.

Gitta Satryani, Singapore

Gitta is an experienced lawyer specialising in complex cross-border disputes, international arbitration and public international law. Fluent in English, Bahasa Indonesia (her native language) and Bahasa Melayu, Gitta graduated from the National University of Singapore and is qualified as an advocate and solicitor of the Supreme Court of Singapore. She advises companies, states and SOEs on complex cross-border issues and disputes across a wide range of sectors. Gitta has worked in the firm's London office and is now based in Singapore where she works closely with our affiliate firm Hiswara Bunjamin & Tandjung in Indonesia and is an indispensable link between that firm's Jakarta disputes practice and Herbert Smith Freehills' global network.













Jamie McLaren



Gitta Satryani














Jamie McLaren,新加坡办公室

Jamie McLaren律师在加强史密夫斐尔东南亚并购业务方面发挥了关键作用,专攻科技、媒体和电信行业。他的执业领域涵盖跨境交易、兼并收购、合资、少数股权战略投资(包括创业投资和早期融资)、重组及重整。Jamie McLaren律师曾在史密夫斐尔伦敦办公室工作,于2018年调到新加坡办公室。他毕业于阿伯丁大学法律专业,拥有苏格兰执业资格,是新加坡的注册外国律师。

Gitta Satryani,新加坡办公室

Gitta Satryani律师擅长复杂的跨境争议、国际仲裁和国际公法相关事务。她精通英语、印度尼西亚语(母语)和马来语,毕业于新加坡国立大学,取得新加坡最高法院出庭辩护人和律师资格。Gitta Satryani律师就复杂的跨境事务以及一系列争议问题为公司、政府机构及国有企业提供法律咨询。她曾在伦敦办公室工作,目前常驻新加坡办公室,并与史密夫斐尔在印度尼西亚的联营律所Hiswara Bunjamin & Tandjung紧密合作,成为其雅加达争议业务与史密夫斐尔全球网络之间不可或缺的纽带。



  1. Herbert Smith Freehills celebrated its largest round of partner promotions this year, making up 26 partners in 2020 across 12 cities globally. All promotions take effect on 1 May 2020.

  2. Women form 50% of this year's new partners globally and 50% of the promotions in Asia.

  3. Operating from 26 offices across Asia Pacific, EMEA and North America, Herbert Smith Freehills is at the heart of the new global business landscape. It provides premium quality, full-service legal advice on dispute resolution, projects and transactions to many of the world’s most important organisations. The firm has expertise across industry sectors, including banks, consumer products, energy, financial buyers, infrastructure and transport, mining, pharmaceuticals and healthcare, real estate, TMT, and manufacturing and industrials.

    With a 30-year history in Asia, Herbert Smith Freehills has over 300 lawyers and legal professionals in the region, advising clients on complex corporate, disputes and finance matters from offices in Bangkok, Beijing, Hong Kong, Jakarta*, Kuala Lumpur, Seoul, Shanghai, Singapore and Tokyo.

     *In Jakarta, Herbert Smith Freehills' international counsel practise alongside its affiliate firm, Hiswara Bunjamin & Tandjung, one of Indonesia’s leading commercial and corporate law firms.


  1. 2020年,史密夫斐尔律师事务所在全球范围晋升了12个办公室的26位合伙人,规模为历年之最。所有晋升将于2020年5月1日正式生效。
  2. 新晋升的全球合伙人中女性占比为50%,在亚洲区为50%。

  3. 史密夫斐尔律师事务所在亚太地区、欧洲、中东、非洲和北美设有26个办公室,深入全球新商业格局的核心。律所为全球众多重要机构组织就争议解决、工程项目和交易提供优质的全方位法律服务。律所涉及行业广泛,包括银行、消费品、能源、财务买方、基建和交通、矿业、医药保健、房地产、科技、媒体及电信,以及制造业和工业。
    *史密夫斐尔在雅加达与其联营律师事务所Hiswara Bunjamin & Tandjung共同执业,Hiswara Bunjamin & Tandjung是印度尼西亚领先的商业和公司事务律师事务所。

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Jojo Fan

Partner, Hong Kong

Jojo Fan
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Jamie McLaren

Partner, Singapore

Jamie McLaren
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Gitta Satryani

Partner, Singapore

Gitta Satryani

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Sally Greig

Head of Communications, Asia

Hong Kong

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Vivian Huang

Communications Manager, China