Leading international law firm Herbert Smith Freehills has promoted six new partners in Asia as part of its annual global partnership promotions.
The new partners are experienced practitioners with well-established reputations in key sectors across the firm's Asia markets:
- Jeremy Birch - Corporate Crime and Investigations - Hong Kong
- Natalie Curtis - Financial Services Regulatory - Singapore
- Tomas Furlong - International Arbitration - Singapore
- Matthew Goerke* - Corporate/Energy and Infrastructure - Jakarta
- Adelaide Luke - Competition - Hong Kong
- Calvin Ho - Corporate/Energy and Infrastructure - Beijing
"On behalf of the firm, I would like to congratulate our new Asia partners," said Asia Managing Partner Justin D'Agostino. "These promotions support the growth of many of the firm's strongest practices in this region, and reflect the industry expertise most in demand by our Asia and international clients.
"The promotions also demonstrate our long-term commitment to investing in and developing talent of the very highest calibre from within our own ranks in Asia."
More about the new partners
Jeremy Birch, Hong Kong
Jeremy has a deep knowledge and understanding of corporate crime and regulatory compliance. His experience dealing with multiple regulators in cross-border matters positions him well to defend clients in complex government investigations and enforcement litigation. He also regularly assists multinationals in managing the compliance and conduct risk associated with operating in a complex regulatory environment across Asia. With higher qualifications from Australian, UK and US universities in law, banking and business, Jeremy is admitted in Hong Kong, New York and Australia, and first arrived in Asia in 2014.
Natalie Curtis, Singapore
Natalie leads the firm's financial services regulatory practice in Southeast Asia. Having practised in four jurisdictions, she is well versed in the regulatory regimes and challenges facing financial institutions and fintech companies operating in the region and beyond. Natalie has extensive experience advising on cross-border and complex regulatory matters, from internal and regulatory investigations to regulatory reform and compliance. She holds bachelor's degrees in law and management studies, is qualified in Hong Kong, Australia and New Zealand, and is a registered foreign lawyer in Singapore.
Tomas Furlong, Singapore
Tomas is a member of the firm's market-leading Asia dispute resolution practice, based in Singapore. Specialising in cross-border arbitration, he advises clients on complex disputes, with a particular focus on the TMT and energy sectors and in relation to private equity and sovereign fund investments. A member of our Philippines and India practices, Tomas has experience of commercial fraud, joint venture, shareholder, post-M&A and contractual disputes, including complex quantum assessments. He is a graduate of the University of Oxford, and is qualified in England and Wales and Hong Kong. He is a registered foreign lawyer in Singapore.
Matthew Goerke, Jakarta
Matthew is an experienced corporate adviser and a member of our market-leading energy and resources team in Asia. He advises clients on acquisitions, developments and disposals of energy and resources projects in Indonesia, with a particular focus on new Indonesian infrastructure and power opportunities. He graduated with a bachelor's degree in law from the University of Notre Dame, Australia, and holds a graduate diploma in applied finance from Australia's Kaplan Education.
*Matthew joined the firm in 2008 and has been on permanent secondment to our affiliate firm Hiswara Bunjamin & Tandjung in Jakarta for the past seven years.
Calvin Ho, Beijing
Calvin has particular expertise advising clients in the energy, transport and natural resources sectors, assisting on complex cross-border outbound acquisitions, disposals and project development and financing. Calvin graduated from the University of New South Wales with bachelor's degrees in commerce and law. He is qualified as a solicitor in New South Wales and Hong Kong.
Adelaide Luke, Hong Kong
Adelaide advises on competition law, specialising in multi-jurisdictional cartel investigations and merger control arrangements for complex corporate transactions. Her detailed understanding of UK, EU and Asian regulatory regimes is particularly invaluable to companies working across the region's regulatory borders. Adelaide worked in the firm's London and Brussels offices prior to relocating to Hong Kong in 2015. She is qualified as a solicitor in Australia, Hong Kong, England and Wales, and Ireland.
- 蒋乐民（Jeremy Birch) - 专长领域, 所属办公室
- Natalie Curtis - 金融服务监管, 新加坡
- 傅明朗（Tomas Furlong）- 国际仲裁, 新加坡
- Matthew Goerke - 公司事务/能源, 雅加达
- 胡贵英（Calvin Ho）- 公司事务/能源, 北京
- 陆雅丽（Adelaide Luke) - 竞争事务, 香港
Matthew是一位经验丰富的公司事务律师，隶属于本所在亚洲市场处于领先地位的能源及自然资源部。他就印度尼西亚的能源及自然资源项目的收购、开发和处置事宜向客户提供法律意见，着重参与印度尼西亚新的基建和电力业务机会。Matthew于2008年加入本所，过去七年中一直长期借调到本所在雅加达的联营律所Hiswara Bunjamin & Tandjung。他毕业于澳大利亚的University of Notre Dame，取得法学士学位，并持有澳大利亚Kaplan Education颁授的应用金融研究生文凭。