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Herbert Smith Freehills Bolsters Southeast Asia Disputes Practice With Two Additions.

12 November, 2014

 

Herbert Smith Freehills announced the firm’s Southeast Asia disputes practice will be further bolstered with two additions, Corporate Crime & Investigation (CC&I) Of Counsel Pamela Kiesselbach, and International Arbitration Senior Associate Antony Crockett, relocating from Hong Kong to the firm’s Singapore and Jakarta offices, respectively.

 

Pamela and Antony will work closely with Southeast Asia Managing Partner and Regional Disputes Practice Head Alastair Henderson and will also support locally-based partners including Bangkok Managing Partner Chinnawat Thongpakdee and David Dawborn in Jakarta.

 

Pamela, who specialises in large-scale investigations involving regulators from different jurisdictions, will continue to work with Global CC&I Practice Head Kyle Wombolt, who has charged her with spearheading the firm’s campaign to further develop the CC&I practice in Southeast Asia. Kyle commented:

 

“Pamela’s relocation marks an important step in the expansion of our CC&I practice in Asia.  I will be working closely with Pamela and the partners in SE Asia to target the growing number of growth opportunities, including Australian companies which are becoming increasingly active in the region.”

 

Pamela has practiced with Herbert Smith Freehills for more than a decade, she moved to Hong Kong in 2012.

 

Antony previously spent eight years practising in London and Singapore before moving to Hong Kong to join Herbert Smith Freehills in April 2014. His international arbitration experience and ability to speak Bahasa (Indonesian) mean he is well-suited for his move.

 

Alastair Henderson commented:

 

“It is great to have Pamela and Antony join us in Southeast Asia. The timing is right with increasing inbound investment and deal flow into these markets, and the disputes and investigations that inevitably follow.  Pamela and Antony will provide additional strengths and skills in important areas of our practice and give us an even stronger team to take on critical and large scale matters.”

 

Peter Godwin, Asia Head of Disputes, commented:

 

“As a firm, we have always been strategic about having people on-the-ground, where our clients most need us. Pamela and Antony’s relocation, along with Gavin Margetson’s move from Tokyo to Bangkok earlier this year, are elements of that strategy to provide the most integrated and seamless advice. Our disputes offering is second to none, and I believe these moves will further cement our leading position in this region.”

 

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