Herbert Smith Freehills promotes 19 in first post-merger partnership round
Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) has made up 19 lawyers in its first promotions round since the Anglo-Australian merger which created the firm last year, with the majority of the new partners based in the Asia-Pacific region.
The promotions, which come after legacy Herbert Smith made up 10 partners last year, include four London lawyers - Samantha Brown (pensions), Mike Flockhart (corporate), Barnaby Hinnigan (finance) and Hywel Jenkins, who specialises in dispute resolution.
By Anna Reynolds|April 23, 2013 at 05:41 AM
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Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) has made up 19 lawyers in its first promotions round since the Anglo-Australian merger which created the firm last year, with the majority of the new partners based in the Asia-Pacific region. The promotions, which come after legacy Herbert Smith made up 10 partners last year, include four London lawyers – Samantha Brown (pensions), Mike Flockhart (corporate), Barnaby Hinnigan (corporate) and Hywel Jenkins, who specialises in dispute resolution. Seven of the new partners are based in Australia, including Paul Branston (corporate/M&A), Rowen Cross (finance) and Daniel Zador (projects) in Perth, with three in Sydney – disputes duo Leon Chung and Hugh Paynter and corporate lawyer Mark Currell – and Matthew Bull (competition) in Brisbane. The remaining new partners include three Asia promotions in Hong Kong, Beijing and Singapore, four European promotions in Paris, Madrid and Moscow, and one in the US – litigator Ben Rubinstein in New York, where the firm opened for business last September. HSF senior partner Jonathan Scott ( pictured) said: “This first round of promotions since our merger brings to the partnership a hugely talented group of lawyers who have all shown the necessary international mind-set and business development aptitude to take full advantage of the global platform on which we are now operating.” Herbert Smith and Australia’s Freehills completed their merged on 1 October last year, creating a new firm with 2,800 lawyers, including 460 partners across 20 offices. Legacy Freehills also made up 10 lawyers last year. Herbert Smith Freehills promotions in full:Paul Branston – Corporate / M&A, PerthMatthew Bull – Competition, BrisbaneSimon Chapman – International Arbitration, Hong KongLeon Chung – Dispute Resolution, SydneyRowen Cross – Finance, PerthMark Currell – Corporate, Sydney Hugh Paynter – Tax and General Commercial Dispute Resolution, SydneySiddhartha Sivaramakrishnan – ECM and US Securities, SingaporeMonica Sun – Corporate / Energy, BeijingDaniel Zador – Projects, PertSamantha Brown – Pensions, London Olga Davydava – Project Finance, MoscowMike Flockhart – Corporate, London Barnaby Hinnigan – Non-contentious insurance and financial institutions, LondonHywel Jenkins – Dispute Resolution / Financial Services Regulatory, LondonJonathan Mattout – Investigations and Corporate Crime, ParisBen Rubinstein – Commercial Litigation, New YorkEdouard Thomas – Corporate, ParisEduardo Soler-Tappa – Dispute Resolution, Madrid
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