Leading international law firm Herbert Smith Freehills announced today the promotion of 17 lawyers to its global partnership. The promotions take effect on 1 May, 2018.
The appointments cover eight offices, with 10 partners based in Asia-Pacific and seven in the UK and US. Fourteen of this year's partner promotions are women.
The new partners are focussed on supporting the firm's clients in core practices and sectors including: corporate; disputes; employment, pensions & incentives; finance, real estate and projects; competition, regulation and trade; mining; pharmaceuticals; technology, energy, construction, infrastructure, consumer and financial institutions.
The new partners and their principal areas of practice are:
UK and US
Joy Amis – Finance, London
Amal Bouchenaki – Dispute Resolution, New York
Nick Clayton – Dispute Resolution, London
Laura Hulett – Corporate, London
Rachel Pinto – Employment, Pensions and Incentives, London
Jonathan Turnbull – Dispute Resolution London
William Turnbull – Real Estate, London
Sarah Benbow – Competition, Regulation and Trade, Melbourne
Joanna Caen – Dispute Resolution, Hong Kong
Malika Chandrasegaran – Corporate, Sydney
Anna Creegan – Employment, Pensions and Incentives, Perth
Alison Dodd – Projects, Melbourne
Sian Newnham – Corporate, Brisbane
Merryn Quayle – Dispute Resolution, Sydney
Clare Smethurst – Dispute Resolution, Brisbane
Nikki Smythe – Finance, Sydney
Helen Tang – Dispute Resolution, Shanghai
Mark Rigotti, CEO, commented:
"I am delighted to announce we will be welcoming 17 new partners to the partnership and would like to congratulate them on their well-deserved promotions.
"These excellent lawyers are selected as future leaders of our firm based on rigorous criteria. The quality of this year's new partners reflects our firm's long-term commitment to investing in lawyers of the highest calibre across the network.
"It is particularly pleasing to see the diversity of this talented cohort, which is pivotal to our firm's strategy."
NOTES TO EDITORS
- All promotions take effect on 1 May 2018.
About Herbert Smith Freehills
Operating from 27 offices across Asia Pacific, EMEA and North America, Herbert Smith Freehills is at the heart of the new global business landscape providing premium quality, full-service legal advice. The firm provides many of the world’s most important organisations with access to market-leading dispute resolution, projects and transactional legal advice, combined with expertise in a number of global industry sectors, including Banks, Consumer products, Energy, Financial buyers, Infrastructure & Transport, Mining, Pharmaceuticals & Healthcare, Real estate, TMT and Manufacturing & Industrials.
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