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Herbert Smith Freehills promotes nine leading lawyers to counsel in Asia 史密夫斐尔亚洲区晋升九位资深顾问

29 April 2020 | Asia
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Leading global law firm Herbert Smith Freehills has promoted nine lawyers in Asia to counsel. The promotions span corporate, finance, employment and disputes, and are effective 1 May 2020.

These appointments are part of this year's 29-counsel promotion round, and follow last week's promotion of four new partners in Asia.

The new counsel are:

Irina Akentjeva

Corporate – Energy and Infrastructure

Singapore

James Allsop

International Arbitration and Corporate Crime and Investigations

Tokyo

Cellia Cognard

Corporate and M&A

Jakarta*

Joseph Fisher

Corporate and M&A

Tokyo

Keith Gamble

Project Finance – Energy and Infrastructure

Tokyo

James Gong

Corporate – Technology, Media and Telecommunications

Beijing

Michael Long

Litigation

Hong Kong**

Tess Lumsdaine

Employment, Pensions and Incentives

Hong Kong**

Ken Nam

Corporate - Energy

Seoul

*Cellia is currently seconded from Herbert Smith Freehills to our longstanding associate firm in Indonesia, Hiswara Bunjamin & Tandjung.

**Michael and Tess’ titles will be 'Senior Consultant' to meet regulatory requirements in Hong Kong.

 

“Congratulations to this talented group of lawyers on their promotion to counsel,” said executive partner and CEO Elect Justin D’Agostino. “This is a significant achievement and one of which they should be extremely proud.”

“We have promoted bright, talented lawyers in several practice areas across six of our nine offices in Asia, demonstrating the breadth and depth of our network.

“Each of these lawyers makes valuable contributions to our clients and to our business, bringing specialist expertise and skills that help strengthen our client offering, especially in these challenging times.”

“By engaging and empowering talent at every level of the firm, I believe we can emerge from this situation stronger and bolder, and transform our business for the future.”

 

MORE ABOUT THE NEW COUNSEL

Irina Akentjeva, Corporate, Singapore
Irina is a highly experienced corporate lawyer specialising in energy and infrastructure transactions across Asia, with particular focus on Southeast Asia. She graduated from the University of Oxford with a bachelor's degree in jurisprudence, is admitted as a solicitor in England and Wales, and is bilingual in English and Russian.

James Allsop, Disputes, Tokyo
James advises clients on complex commercial disputes, primarily through international arbitration. He also works with clients on multi-jurisdictional fraud and corruption investigations, advising clients on anti-bribery and corruption matters, corporate governance and crisis management. He is admitted in England and Wales, is a qualified solicitor advocate, and is licensed to advise in Japan as a Gaikokuho Jimu Bengoshi.

Cellia Cognard, Corporate, Jakarta*
Cellia is a trilingual corporate M&A lawyer with extensive experience in cross-border public and private mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and foreign investment transactions, focusing on the financial services, consumer, real estate and TMT sectors. She is admitted as a solicitor in New South Wales, Australia, and is fluent in English, French and Bahasa Indonesia.

Joseph Fisher, Corporate, Tokyo
Joseph advises Japanese clients on outbound M&A and joint venture transactions and general corporate matters across sectors, including consumer products, manufacturing and industrials and TMT. He is admitted to practice in New Zealand and in England and Wales, and is licensed to advise in Japan as a Gaikokuho Jimu Bengoshi.

Keith Gamble, Finance, Real Estate and Projects, Tokyo
Keith advises clients on the financing and development of energy and infrastructure assets with experience acting for lenders and borrowers across project finance, acquisition finance and other structured finance products. He is admitted in England and Wales and is licensed to advise in Japan as a Gaikokuho Jimu Bengoshi.

James Gong, Corporate/TMT, Beijing
James has extensive experience in advising clients on cross-border mergers and acquisitions and general corporate and regulatory issues, specialising in technology, media, and telecommunications (TMT) and cyber security/data protection. He has advised a number of multinational clients on TMT-related investment and corporate matters and is frequently quoted by the media.

Michael Long, Disputes, Hong Kong
Michael advises client on high-value and complex commercial disputes. Michael graduated with dual bachelor's degrees in law and economics from the University of Sydney. He has worked in the firm's London, Sydney and Hong Kong offices, and is admitted as a solicitor in England and Wales, New South Wales, Australia, and Hong Kong.

Tess Lumsdaine, EPI, Hong Kong
Tess is a highly rated disputes lawyer, specialising in advising multinational organisations on a broad range of employment matters across Asia.  She is admitted in New South Wales, Australia, and is qualified to practice in Hong Kong.

Ken Nam, Corporate, Seoul
Ken advises clients on outbound investment transactions and projects with a focus on the energy, resources and infrastructure sectors. He has previously worked in the firm's Sydney office and is admitted in New South Wales, Australia, and is registered as a Foreign Legal Consultant in Korea. Ken is fluent in English and Korean.

 

领先的国际律师事务所史密夫斐尔宣布在亚洲区晋升九位资深顾问,遍及公司事务、金融服务、劳动法及争议解决部门,该任命将于2020年5月1日正式生效。

史密夫斐尔本年度在全球范围内晋升29位资深顾问,其中九位常驻亚洲,是继上周亚洲区晋升四位合伙人之后新的任命。

新晋资深顾问为:

Irina Akentjeva

公司事务 – 能源与基础设施

新加坡

James Allsop

国际仲裁、商业犯罪及调查

东京

Cellia Cognard

公司事务与并购

雅加达*

Joseph Fisher

公司事务与并购

东京

Keith Gamble

工程融资 – 能源与基础设施

东京

龚钰

公司事务 – 科技、媒体及电信

北京

麦克朗

诉讼

香港 **

Tess Lumsdaine

劳动法、养老金及激励

香港**

Ken Nam

公司事务 – 能源

首尔

* Cellia Cognard现正被派驻史密夫斐尔在印度尼西亚的联营所Hiswara Bunjamin & Tandjung工作。

**根据香港的监管要求,麦克朗及Tess Lumsdaine的职位为Senior Consultant/资深顾问。

 

史密夫斐尔当选首席执行官兼亚洲区管理合伙人欧智乐表示:“我向这些才华横溢的新晋资深顾问表示衷心祝贺,这是一项重要成就,值得为此感到无比自豪。”

“他们来自亚洲区9个办公室中的6个,遍及多个执业领域,显示了史密夫斐尔业务网络的广度和深度。”

“他们当中的每一位都为我们的客户和业务做出了宝贵的贡献,他们的专业知识和技能有助于进一步提升律所的服务,特别是在当前这个充满挑战的时期。”

“我相信,通过各层面人才的精诚合作,律所可以在当前环境下变得更加强大、更为进取,实现面向未来的业务转型。”

 

新晋资深顾问介绍

Irina Akentjeva,新加坡办公室公司事务部
Irina在公司事务领域经验丰富,专注于亚洲市场特别是东南亚市场能源和基础设施交易。她毕业于牛津大学,获得法学学士学位,拥有英格兰和威尔士律师资格,精通英语和俄语。

James Allsop,东京办公室争议解决部
James擅长通过国际仲裁就复杂的商业争议为客户提供法律服务。他协助客户进行多司法区域的欺诈和腐败调查,就反贿赂和腐败问题、公司治理和危机管理向客户提供建议。James拥有英格兰和威尔士执业资格以及诉讼律师资格,在日本注册为外国法事务律师。

Cellia Cognard,雅加达*公司事务部
Cellia的执业领域为企业并购,精通三种语言,在公开和私人跨境并购、合资及外商投资领域经验丰富,专注于金融服务、消费品、房地产,以及科技、媒体和电信行业。她拥有澳大利亚新南威尔士州执业资格,精通英语、法语和印度尼西亚语。

Joseph Fisher,东京办公室公司事务部
Joseph主要为众多行业的日本客户就海外并购、合资相关交易,以及公司常年事务提供法律服务,涉及消费品、制造业、工业,以及科技、媒体及电信行业。他拥有新西兰、英格兰和威尔士执业资格,在日本注册为外国法事务律师。

Keith Gamble,东京办公室金融服务部(房地产及工程)
Keith就能源和基础设施项目的融资和开发为客户提供法律服务,在工程融资、收购融资,及其他结构性融资产品方面拥有广泛的经验。他拥有英格兰和威尔士执业资格,在日本注册为外国法事务律师。

龚钰,北京办公室公司事务部(科技、媒体与电信)
龚钰在跨境并购、公司常年事务和监管事务领域拥有广泛的经验,擅长科技、媒体及电信(TMT),以及网络安全和数据保护领域。他曾为多家跨国客户就TMT行业相关投资和公司事务提供咨询,并经常被媒体引用。

麦克朗,香港办公室争议解决部
麦克朗为客户就复杂和高价值的商业争议提供法律服务。他拥有悉尼大学法学和经济学学位,曾在本所的伦敦、悉尼和香港办公室工作,拥有英格兰及威尔士、澳大利亚新南威尔士州和香港执业律师资格。

Tess Lumsdaine,香港办公室劳动法、养老金及激励部
Tess的执业领域为争议解决,广受好评,擅长为跨国机构在亚洲地区就劳动法相关的一系列事务提供法律服务。她拥有澳大利亚新南威尔士州和香港执业资格。

Ken Nam,首尔办公室公司事务部
Ken Nam就海外投资和工程项目为客户提供法律服务,重点执业领域是能源、资源和基础设施行业。他曾在本所的悉尼办公室工作,拥有澳大利亚新南威尔士州执业资格,在韩国注册为外国法律顾问,精通英语和韩语。

 

NOTES FOR EDITORS

Operating from 26 offices across Asia Pacific, EMEA and North America, Herbert Smith Freehills is at the heart of the new global business landscape. It provides premium quality, full-service legal advice on dispute resolution, projects and transactions to many of the world’s most important organisations. The firm has expertise across industry sectors, including banks, consumer products, energy, financial buyers, infrastructure and transport, mining, pharmaceuticals and healthcare, real estate, TMT, and manufacturing and industrials.

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

编辑垂注

史密夫斐尔律师事务所在亚太地区、欧洲、中东、非洲和北美设有26个办公室,深入全球新商业格局的核心。律所为全球众多重要机构组织就争议解决、工程项目和交易提供优质的全方位法律服务。律所涉及行业广泛,包括银行、消费品、能源、财务买方、基建和交通、矿业、医药保健、房地产、科技、媒体及电信,以及制造业和工业。

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。

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