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Herbert Smith Freehills promotes 17 to partnership worldwide

16 April 2018 | Global
Firm news


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."


  1. 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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