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Leading international law firm Herbert Smith Freehills has added to its bench strength by promoting 46 talented lawyers to the role of senior associate in Australia, effective 1 July 2023.

Executive partner, Australia and Asia, Kristin Stammer said the promotions reflect the firm’s unwavering commitment to growing its people and ensuring it delivers outstanding results for clients.

“To continue to deliver the market-leading work that sets us apart, we need to bring the very best people to the table - at all times and in all climates,” Ms Stammer said.  

“We have big ambitions for our people and will continue to offer them outstanding opportunities to develop professionally and personally within their careers.

“We want to be the law firm of choice for our clients and the employer of choice for our people.

“Congratulations to our new senior associates. They all have outstanding technical legal expertise, an unwavering focus on clients, and strong leadership capabilities that have set them on this path to success as they take this deserved career step."

The new senior associates are based across the firm’s Australian offices and practice groups. They will bolster HSF’s capabilities in each of its market-leading practice groups and key growth areas such as private capital, energy transition and ESG.

The Australian promotions form part of 106 senior associate promotions announced by the firm globally today, including in Asia, the UK, EMEA and the US. They also follow on from the firm’s promotion of 10 partners and seven counsel in Australia in May. 

The firm’s new Australian senior associates and their areas of practice are:

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