Leading global law firm Herbert Smith Freehills announced today the promotion of 23 new partners to its global partnership. The promotions take effect on 1 May 2021.
The new partners are based across the firm’s international network; in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe and the UK. For the first time, partners have been promoted in the Milan and Johannesburg offices.
CEO Justin D’Agostino commented:
“The skills of these talented lawyers reflect both our traditional strengths as a firm and the legal innovation now entrenched across our international network, in areas such as ESG, energy transition, private capital and business and human rights.
“Their selection also demonstrates our ongoing ambition to provide clients with the very best insights and legal services to help them navigate the challenges of the new business environment.
“I congratulate them all on their success in joining the partnership, and look forward to their continued contribution to the firm.”
Chair and Senior Partner James Palmer added:
"The days on which we elect and then announce our new partners are always among the most positive across the firm, because they are core to our philosophy of building generations of outstanding lawyers committed to helping clients.
“I am delighted that the firm's strengths around the world continue to be reflected in this year's group of new partners."
Our new partners and their principal areas of practice are:
Patrick Leyden, Johannesburg Corporate/M&A
Irina Akentjeva, Singapore Corporate/Energy
Antony Crockett, Hong Kong ESG/Business and Human Rights, Public International Law
Joseph Fisher, Tokyo Corporate/M&A
Dana Kim, Seoul International Arbitration, Corporate Crime and Investigations
Jeremy Shen, Hong Kong Corporate/M&A and Equity Capital Markets
Neena Aynsley, Melbourne Corporate (Energy, Resources and Infrastructure)
Daniel Ficyk, Sydney/Asia Projects (Energy, Infrastructure and Construction)
Emma Iles, Melbourne Intellectual Property Disputes
Mark Smyth, Sydney Disputes
Timothy Stutt, Sydney ESG/Corporate Governance
Christine Wong, Sydney Disputes (Commercial Litigation and Corporate Crime and
Julius Brandt, Frankfurt Corporate/M&A, Equity Capital Markets and Notarial Expertise
Mathias Dantin, Paris Energy and Infrastructure
Jaime de San Román, Madrid Banking Disputes and Restructuring, Turnaround and Insolvency
Pietro Pouché, Milan Intellectual Property and Commercial Litigation
Ivan Teselkin, Moscow Commercial Litigation and Arbitration
Michael Aherne, London Pensions
Andrew Cooke, London Commercial Litigation and Restructuring, Turnaround and Insolvency
Emma Deas, London Banking Litigation
Simon Elliott, London Real Estate
Chris Mann, London Finance
Fiona Treanor, London Insurance Disputes