Dealmaker: HSF's Gillian Fairfield on getting a round of applause from South African miners and how not to walk away from a deal
The Herbert Smith Freehills corporate partner on jargon, sushi and her favourite lawyers
Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) City corporate partner Gillian Fairfield has spent more than 12 years at the firm, making partner 2008. She is currently acting for British American Tobacco on its $49.4bn (£40bn) purchase of Reynolds American, working as part of a team led by senior partner James Palmer. Last year, she was the joint winner of the Legal Week Intelligence Best Client Partner award at the British Legal Awards.
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