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Real Deals, a leading private equity publication, has published its list of top 20 most influential people who have impacted changed or influenced the industry in the past year.

London-based Jonathan Blake, Head of International Private Funds Strategy at leading global law firm Herbert Smith Freehills, made the list alongside other leading individuals in the sector and world leaders such as the President of the European Commission and the US President.

Nigel Farr, Head of Investment Funds at Herbert Smith Freehills, commented:

"It is fantastic for Jonathan and for our firm to be placed in such fine company - this recognition is very well deserved. We are very fortunate that Jonathan has joined our team as Head of International Private Funds Strategy where the expertise, insights and experience he brings to our clients and the profile he adds to our practice is phenomenal. He has made an immense impact since he joined us."

Jonathan added:

"I really enjoy working with the talented funds team at this top-tier firm and working alongside our amazing clients. It is my honour to receive such recognition from Real Deals."

Click here to see the full Top 20 list.

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