Jurisdiction - Hong Kong
Herbert Smith Promotes Two Senior Associates to Of Counsel.

14 October, 2011



Herbert Smith announced today the promotions of two senior associates in the disputes group, Jonathan Mattout and Clément Dupoirier, to the position of Of Counsel. Their appointments are effective as of 1st October 2011.


Jonathan Mattout joined Herbert Smith in 2008 and specialises in compliance, regulatory and white collar crime. Currently splitting his time between the firm’s Hong Kong and Paris offices, Jonathan will play a key role in the development of the disputes practice across both countries. Jonathan’s academic background includes a BA in Business Law from the Sorbonne Law Faculty, an LLM in Business Law at the University of Paris, Dauphine and a LLM in International Public Law, Humanitarian Law and Human Rights from the University of Paris, Assas. Admitted to the Paris Bar, he currently splits his time between our Hong Kong and Paris offices.    


Clément Dupoirier is a general commercial litigator whose disputes experience encompasses banking litigation, energy, insurance and insolvency disputes and international arbitration. Clément qualified as a French lawyer in December 2004. His academic credentials include a degree in Business and Tax law from the University of Paris and an LLM in International Law at King’s College London. Clément has been with Herbert Smith for eight years. During that time he completed an 18-month secondment in the firm’s Singapore office.


Charles Kaplan, global co-head of the firm’s arbitration practice, and head of the dispute resolution practice in Paris, said: “Congratulations to Clément and Jonathan on their recent promotion. They are talented disputes lawyers with broad expertise and distinct international outlook, who will play a major role in developing our existing disputes capability in Paris and further strengthening our offering in Europe.”   



For Further information, please contact:


Wendy Kam, Herbert Smith

[email protected]

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