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Herbert Smith Freehills Promotes 21 To Partnership.

24 April, 2015

 

International law firm Herbert Smith Freehills announced today the promotion of 21 lawyers to its global partnership. The promotions take effect on May 1, 2015.


Demonstrating the firm’s commitment to international growth across its global network of offices, the appointments cover 8 offices, with 11 new partners across Asia-Pacific and 10 in the UK and EMEA.  


A significant number of the new partners are focussed on supporting the firm’s clients in core practices and sectors including disputes, M&A, capital markets, finance and real estate, particularly in infrastructure, energy and TMT. 


The new partners and their principal areas of practice are:

 

Asia-Pacific Promotions:

 

Bryony Adams – Disputes, Sydney

Paul Apathy – Finance, Sydney

Joanne Draper – Projects, Melbourne

Christopher Hunt – Disputes, Tokyo

Andrew McLean – Finance, Perth

Richard Norridge – Disputes, Hong Kong

Alexis Papasolomontos – Corporate (M&A), Tokyo

Mark Robinson –  Corporate (TMT), Singapore

Stefanie Wilkinson – Corporate, Melbourne

Elaine Wong – Disputes, Tokyo

Jacqueline Wootton – Disputes, Melbourne

 

Sonya Leydecker, Joint CEO, commented:


“Congratulations to all our new partners. They are a hugely talented group of lawyers representing a diverse range of practices and sectors, all of whom have demonstrated the necessary experience, international outlook and strong client relations to take full advantage of the firm’s global platform spanning EMEA, Asia, Australia and the UK/US.  

“Our new partners are complemented by the 12 excellent lateral hire partners who have joined us over the past twelve months, half of whom were in Europe, a key growth target for the firm.” 


Mark Rigotti, Joint CEO, added:


“I’m delighted that nearly half of our new partners are women. This is a clear demonstration of the firm’s commitment to gender diversity within the legal profession and a further step towards our stated target of a 30% female partnership by 2019.”

 

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