HSF litigation leaders remain bullish as attention turns to post-merger strategy
Herbert Smith Freehills' (HSF) prized litigation practice has been the subject of much attention in recent months, with a steady stream of senior departures providing an unwelcome narrative in the wake of last year's transformative Anglo-Australian merger. The departures – which have seen senior names such as Ted Greeno, Martyn Hopper and Kevin Lloyd head to magic circle rivals and ambitious US competitors in the City – come amid falling partner profits and much talk of post-merger tension following last October's Freehills tie-up. But as global dispute resolution head Sonya Leydecker draws up a new three-year strategy, she believes the practice remains at the top of its game, with the merger providing an opportunity to build the practice globally.
Big-name partner exits turn spotlight on leading litigation practice’s next move, as Anna Reynolds reports
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