Herbert Smith Freehills today announced the promotion of 32 new partners to its global partnership – another very strong promotion round for the international law firm.
These promotions reflect the firm's ambition and commitment to investing in its market-leading practices and people to deliver ongoing growth and success. Many of the new partners are promoted in areas aligned to the firm's strategic choices and the areas it has prioritised under its Ambition 2025 strategy. They will strengthen the firm's expertise in private capital, energy transition and ESG.
The new partners are based across the firm’s international network in Asia, Australia, EMEA and the UK.
CEO Justin D’Agostino said:
"Our new partners are outstanding legal experts with all the skills and attributes demanded of a leader today. They embody our confidence and ambition for the future and possess the right mindset and capability to ensure our firm leads in everything we do for our clients, our people and our wider communities. These new partners are key to the future of our firm."
Chair and Senior Partner Rebecca Maslen-Stannage added:
"We are excited about this year's partner promotions, which reflect our exceptional level of ambition for the firm and our people, and confidence in our future. These promotions align with our Ambition 2025 strategy and growth areas, including private capital, energy transition and ESG – and deliver on our aim to be in the leading pack of everything we do. We are very proud of our new partners and congratulate them on achieving this tremendous milestone in their careers."
The promotions are effective 1 May 2023.
The new partners and their principal areas of practice are:
- Victor Chiew, Singapore – Venture and Growth Capital/TMT M&A*
- Salonika Kataria, Singapore – Private Capital
- Jane Ballard, Perth – Energy and Resources
- Melissa Gladstone, Sydney – Class Actions/Commercial Litigation
- Elizabeth Henderson, Sydney – Venture Capital and M&A
- Tom Hoare, Sydney – Private Equity
- Anne Hoffmann, Sydney – Insurance and Financial Services
- Michael Lake, Sydney – Construction and Infrastructure
- Amelia Morgan, Sydney – M&A
- Stephanie Panayi, Sydney – Competition
- Adam Roberts, Sydney – Real Estate, Corporate and Acquisition Finance
- Lauren Selby, Sydney – Head Office Advisory
- Joza Al Rasheed, Riyadh – M&A/Projects**
- Cyril Boulignat, Paris – M&A
- Simone Egidi, Milan – General Finance, Project Finance and Projects, Private Capital
- Marcos Fernández-Rico, Madrid – Private Capital
- Alejandra Galdos, Madrid – Insurance
- Catrice Gayer, Düsseldorf – International Arbitration/Construction and Infrastructure
- Dr Christian Johnen, Düsseldorf – M&A
- Paul Morton, Paris – Energy and Natural Resources
- Guillermo Uriarte Senén, Madrid – Energy and Infrastructure
- Hannah Ambrose, London – International Arbitration and Public International Law
- David Bennett, London – Health and Safety/Product Liability
- Beatriz del Rey, London – Portfolio Acquisitions and Distressed Debt Transactions
- Jon Ford, London – Contentious Financial Services Regulatory
- Shaun Lee, London – M&A
- Charlie Morgan, London – International Arbitration and Digital Transformation
- Grant Murtagh, London – M&A/Insurance
- Shantanu Naravane, London – Funds and Asset Management
- Natalia Rodriguez, London – Competition
- Emma Stones, London – M&A/Infrastructure
- Gareth Sykes, London – Corporate Governance
- Fifteen (47%) of this year’s partner promotions are women.
- Victor Chiew is currently on secondment from our firm to Prolegis LLC, our formal law alliance partner in Singapore. The alliance allows clients to access Singapore law capability alongside Herbert Smith Freehills' international skills.
- Joza AlRasheed is the managing partner of the Law Office of Joza AlRasheed and will be the managing partner of Herbert Smith Freehills' Riyadh office.