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Herbert Smith Freehills is promoting 36 new counsel across the firm.

These promotions reflect their outstanding client focus and commitment to the firm, alongside their technical skills and leadership.

In line with the firm’s partner promotions this year, the new counsel play a key role in strengthening its core practice areas in addition to the firm's strategic focus on private capital, energy transition and ESG, as well as tech and cyber risk.

Our new counsel and their principal areas of practice are:


Francis Greenway: Singapore, Disputes – International Arbitration and Commercial Litigation (Of Counsel)

Elisa Hayashi: Tokyo, Corporate – Cross-border M&A and Joint Ventures (Of Counsel)

Simone Hui: Hong Kong, Disputes – Financial Services Regulatory (Of Counsel)*

Jessica Loy: Singapore, Finance – Core Finance (Of Counsel)

Joel Rheuben: Tokyo, Competition, Regulation and Trade – Cross-border Competition Law (Of Counsel)


Lucy Boyd: Melbourne, Employment, Industrial Relations and Safety – Employment and Industrial Relations (Executive Counsel)

Matthew Cameron: Brisbane, Employment, Industrial Relations and Safety – Employment and Industrial Relations (Executive Counsel)

Christopher Hicks: Perth, Disputes – Corporate Crime and Investigations (Special Counsel)

Laurelle Ko: Sydney, Projects – Energy and Resources (Executive Counsel)

Julia Orbach: Melbourne, Real Estate – Commercial Property (Executive Counsel)

Ben Plotnik: Melbourne, Corporate – Investment Funds (Special Counsel)

Bailee Walker: Sydney – Energy and Infrastructure (Executive Counsel)


Lamis Adam: Johannesburg, Finance – General Finance (Of Counsel)

Joëlle Chetrit: Paris, Finance – Project Finance, General Lending and Renewable Energy (Of Counsel)

Eduardo Dachary: Madrid, Corporate – M&A, Projects and Energy (Of Counsel)

Miguel Fraga: Madrid, Corporate – M&A, Energy and Infrastructure (Of Counsel)

Miguel García-Casas: Madrid, Disputes – Corporate Crime and Investigations (Of Counsel)

Carmen Jara: Madrid, Finance – General Banking and Finance (Of Counsel)

Rémi Jouaneton: Paris, Disputes – Corporate Crime and Investigations (Of Counsel)

Sung-Hyuk Kwon: Paris, Corporate – M&A (Of Counsel)

Camille Lartigue: Paris, Corporate – M&A (Of Counsel)

Fiorella Noriega Del Valle: Johannesburg, Disputes – Commercial Litigation (Of Counsel)

Camille Puech-Baron: Brussels, Competition, Regulation and Trade – Competition (Of Counsel)

Dr Bajar Scharaw: Frankfurt, Disputes – International Arbitration and Public International Law (Counsel)

Anna Szyndler: Dubai, Corporate – M&A (Of Counsel)


Alexander Clark: London, General Counsel & Risk (Of Counsel)

Anna Eliasson: London, General Counsel & Risk (Of Counsel)

Harriet Forrest: London, Corporate – M&A (Of Counsel)

Martyn Jones: London, Corporate – M&A (Of Counsel)

Terence Lau: London, Corporate – Fintech, TMT and Sourcing (Of Counsel)

Heather Newton: London, Disputes – Tech and Intellectual Property (Of Counsel)

Jeremy Purton: London, Corporate – TMT (Of Counsel (New Zealand))

Dan Saunders: London, Disputes – Professional Liability and Pensions (Of Counsel)

Iain Suttie: London, Real Estate – Non-contentious Construction (Of Counsel)

Thomas Vaughan: London, Corporate – Equity Capital Markets (Of Counsel)

Shaun Williamson: London, Corporate – M&A and Corporate Governance (Of Counsel)


* Simone Hui's title will be Senior Consultant to meet local regulatory requirements.

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