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Herbert Smith Freehills promotes five to partnership in Asia 史密夫斐尔亚洲区晋升五位合伙人

22 April 2021 | Asia
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Leading global law firm Herbert Smith Freehills announced today the promotion of five new partners in Asia.

The new Asia partners are part of a 23-partner global promotion round this year, with promotions effective 1 May 2021.

The new partners are based across the firm’s Asia network, in Hong Kong, Seoul, Singapore and Tokyo, and advise local, regional and international clients.

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

Asia Managing Partner May Tai said:

“This year’s new partners reflect our ongoing ambition for the firm’s Asia practice.

“These talented lawyers demonstrate both our traditional strengths as a firm and the diversity and legal innovation now entrenched across our Asia network, in areas such as ESG, cross-border disputes, energy transition, public and private capital, and business and human rights.

“Each new partner is dedicated to Asia’s future, and works with longstanding and new clients in both traditional and emerging industries.

"We congratulate them on their success and look forward to working with them to further expand our services in Asia.”

 

全球领先的律师事务所史密夫斐尔今日宣布在亚洲区晋升五位合伙人。

这是本所2021年全球合伙人晋升的一部分。史密夫斐尔今年在全球共晋升23位合伙人,任命将于2021年5月1日生效。

此次晋升的亚洲区合伙人覆盖本所在亚洲区的网络,来自香港、首尔、新加坡和东京办公室,服务范围辐射本地、区域及全球市场的客户。

Irina Akentjeva,新加坡办公室            公司事务/能源
Antony Crockett,香港办公室              环境、社会及治理/商业及人权/国际公法
Joseph Fisher,东京办公室                 公司事务/并购
Dana Kim,首尔办公室                         国际仲裁,企业犯罪调查
沈志良(Jeremy Shen),香港办公室     公司事务/并购及资本市场

史密夫斐尔亚洲区管理合伙人戴枫媚(May Tai)表示:

 “今年的合伙人晋升体现了本所持续拓展亚洲业务的决心。

“这些才华横溢的律师不仅代表了我们作为一家律师事务所的传统优势,也展现出深植于史密夫斐尔亚洲区网络的多样性和法律创新,涵盖了环境、社会及治理、跨境争议、能源转型、公开资本市场及私募,以及商业和人权等领域。

”新晋升的每一位合伙人无不致力于亚洲未来的发展,并与传统和新兴行业的新老客户竭诚合作。

“在此向他们表示衷心的祝贺,并期待着与他们共同努力,进一步扩大本所在亚洲区的业务。“

 

NOTES FOR EDITORS

1. Herbert Smith Freehills promoted 23 partners in 2021 across 13 cities. Women form 40% of this year's partner promotions in Asia.

2. Irina Akentjeva, Singapore
Irina advises energy sector clients across the Asia region and globally on major cross-border acquisitions and disposals, joint ventures and project development transactions. She has extensive experience advising clients in oil and gas (including LNG), power, infrastructure, mining and refining sectors, and on projects across the entire energy value chain (upstream, mid-stream and downstream).  Irina graduated from the University of Oxford with a bachelor’s degree in jurisprudence, is admitted as a solicitor in England & Wales, and is bilingual in English and Russian. She has been based in Singapore for over 10 years.

3. Antony Crockett, Hong Kong
Antony specialises in public international law and complex cross-border dispute resolution. He leads our global Business and Human Rights practice and is a member of the firm's ESG leadership group. Antony advises governments, international organisations and private sector clients on public international law matters, including investment treaty arbitration, State and diplomatic immunity, sanctions and embargoes. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in law from the University of Melbourne and a master’s degree in law from the London School of Economics. Antony is qualified in Australia (Victoria), England & Wales and the Hong Kong SAR.

4. Joseph Fisher, Tokyo
Joe advises on M&A, joint ventures and general corporate and commercial transactions. His clients include a number of major Japanese companies, and he advises on transactions in both developed and emerging markets, and across a wide range of sectors including consumer products, manufacturing and industrials, TMT and energy. Joe graduated with bachelors’ degrees in law and English literature from Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. He is admitted to practice in New Zealand and in England & Wales and is a licensed Registered Foreign Lawyer (Gaikokuho Jimu Bengoshi) in Japan.

5. Dana Kim, Seoul
Dana specialises in international arbitration and corporate crime and investigations.  A skilled advocate with more than 12 years’ experience, she has worked on disputes across Asia, including in mainland China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Australia and South Korea. Dana graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Chinese language and literature from Korea University and a degree of juris doctor from the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law. She is dual-qualified in New York and England & Wales, and also sits as an arbitrator.

6. Jeremy Shen, Hong Kong
A graduate of the firm’s mainland China graduate trainee programme, Jeremy advises clients on cross-border M&A transactions, including private acquisitions, joint ventures and public takeovers.  He also has deep experience in advising investment banks and issuers on complex capital markets transactions, with a focus on listings on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.  Jeremy graduated with a bachelor’s degree in law from Peking University, China, and completed a graduate diploma in law and postgraduate diploma in legal practice from BPP Law School in London. Jeremy is qualified in Hong Kong and England & Wales, and is fluent in Cantonese, English, Mandarin and Shanghainese.

7. With a 30-year history in Asia, Herbert Smith Freehills has over 300 lawyers and legal professionals in the region, advising clients on complex corporate, disputes and finance matters from offices in Bangkok, Beijing, Hong Kong, Jakarta*, Kuala Lumpur, Seoul, Shanghai**, Singapore and Tokyo.

*In Jakarta, Herbert Smith Freehills' international counsel practise alongside its affiliate firm, Hiswara Bunjamin & Tandjung, one of Indonesia’s leading commercial and corporate law firms. **In China, Herbert Smith Freehills provides access to PRC law advice through Herbert Smith Freehills Kewei (FTZ) Joint Operation in Shanghai.

编辑垂注

1. 2021年,史密夫斐尔律师事务所在全球范围内晋升了13个办公室共23位合伙人。在亚洲区,新晋升的合伙人中女性占比达到40%。

2. Irina Akentjeva,新加坡办公室
Irina Akentjeva律师为来自亚洲和全球能源行业的客户就重大跨境收购和资产处置、合资和项目开发提供法律服务。她拥有丰富的经验,在涉及石油和天然气(包括液化天然气)、电力、基础设施、矿业和炼油行业,以及整个能源价值链(上游、中游和下游)的项目中为客户提供咨询。Irina律师获得牛津大学法学学士学位,拥有英格兰和威尔士执业资格,精通英语和俄语。她在新加坡工作超过10年。

3. Antony Crockett,香港办公室
Antony Crockett律师擅长国际公法和复杂的跨境争议解决。他领导着本所在全球的商业和人权业务,是我们环境、社会及治理(ESG)领导小组成员。Antony律师为各国政府、国际组织和私营部门客户提供国际公法方面的建议,涵盖投资条约仲裁、国家和外交豁免权、制裁和禁运等领域。他获得墨尔本大学法学学士学位和伦敦经济学院法学硕士学位,拥有澳大利亚(维多利亚州)、英格兰和威尔士以及香港执业资格。

4. Joseph Fisher,东京办公室
Joseph Fisher律师就并购、合资以及公司日常法律事务和商业交易提供法律服务。他的客户包括众多日本大型企业,并为多个发达和新兴市场的交易提供咨询,涉及消费品、制造业和工业、科技、媒体和电信,以及能源等众多行业。Joseph律师获得新西兰惠灵顿维多利亚大学法律和英国文学学士学位,拥有新西兰、英格兰和威尔士执业资格,是日本外国法事务律师(Gaikokuho Jimu Bengoshi)。

5. Dana Kim,首尔办公室
Dana Kim律师专注于国际仲裁、企业犯罪和调查领域。作为一名拥有超过12年丰富经验的辩护律师,她曾在亚洲各地处理过争议事务,包括中国内地、香港、新加坡、澳大利亚和韩国。Dana律师获得韩国大学汉语言文学学士学位,以及印第安纳大学肯尼迪法学院法律博士学位,拥有纽约、英格兰和威尔士执业资格,同时也是一名仲裁员。

6. 沈志良(Jeremy Shen),香港办公室
沈志良律师为客户就跨境并购交易提供法律服务,涉及私人收购、合资及公开收购领域。他曾是本所中国奖学金的获得者。沈律师在为投资银行和发行人就复杂的资本市场交易提供咨询方面拥有丰富的经验,专注于港交所上市业务。他获得北京大学法学学士学位,以及伦敦BPP大学法学院法律深造文凭和法律实务文凭,拥有香港和英格兰、威尔士执业资格,能说流利的广东话、英语、普通话和上海话。

7. 史密夫斐尔律师事务所专注亚洲市场超过30年,拥有300多位律师和法律专业人士,在曼谷、北京、香港、雅加达*、吉隆坡、首尔、上海**、新加坡和东京设有办公室,为客户就复杂的公司、争议和金融事务提供法律服务。
*史密夫斐尔在雅加达与其联营律师事务所Hiswara Bunjamin & Tandjung共同执业,Hiswara Bunjamin & Tandjung是印度尼西亚领先的商业和公司事务律师事务所。*史密夫斐尔通过位于上海自贸区的科伟史密夫斐尔联营办公室就中国法提供法律服务。

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