Herbert Smith Freehills has strengthened its London finance practice with the addition of a Kirkland & Ellis partner.

Ambarish Dash, a private debt partner, will join HSF after over four years at Kirkland. He joined as an associate in 2019 before being promoted to partner later that year. Prior to joining Kirkland, he had stints as an associate at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett and elite Allen & Overy, where he started his career as a trainee, according to his LinkedIn profile.