Herbert Smith Freehills has added an intellectual property partner to its Sydney office.

Rebekah Gay was previously a partner with 40-lawyer Australian firm Shelston IP, where she was also a Sydney partner. Her practice focuses on IP litigation and enforcement, particularly in the pharmaceutical sector.

Gay joined Shelston IP in 2004 and became a partner three years later. Before that, she spent four years as a solicitor at former Freehills. She started her career in 1998 as a solicitor at the firm now known as HWL Ebsworth.

Herbert Smith Freehills has four Australia offices in Perth, Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne with 986 lawyers. Globally, the firm has 2,800 lawyers in 23 offices.

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