HSF continues Asia expansion with partner and counsel promotions

Five new partners are part of a 34-partner global promotion round

HSF continues Asia expansion with partner and counsel promotions

 Herbert Smith Freehills is continuing its ongoing expansion in Asia with the promotion of 11 new partners and counsel.

Five new partners at HSF are part of a 34-partner global promotion round this year – the firm's largest-ever promotion round. All promotions are effective 1 May 2022.

This year's investment in talent also extends to the firm's Asia associate firms, with two promotions at Hiswara Bunjamin & Tandjung in Jakarta, and Kewei Law Firm in Shanghai.  The firms have also expanded in Asia through a number of lateral hires in the past five months.

"Congratulations to our new partners and counsel, whose success reflects the strength of our network, services and culture in Asia, and our commitment to continued growth," said Asia managing partner May Tai.

 "Our new partners and counsel also reflect our breadth of practice – covering disputes, corporate/M&A, energy, TMT, capital markets, finance and alternative legal services.

 "We are one of very few international firms to offer seamless access to local law capability in Indonesia, mainland China and Singapore through successful associate relationships, and are proud to celebrate two promotions at those firms this year.

 "Importantly, these promotions reflect our diverse practice in Asia. Broadening further the mix of culture, gender and background better meets our clients' needs and helps us achieve our ambition to be the leading law firm in Asia Pacific."


James Allsop                   Disputes, Tokyo                     International Arbitration/Corporate Crime & investigations 

Cellia Cognard*              Corporate, Jakarta                M&A                         

Harry Evans                      Corporate, Singapore           TMT/Life sciences                                           

Jin Kong                            Corporate, Hong Kong         Capital Markets    

Stephanie                         Corporate/M&A                     Hiswara Bunjamin & Tandjung, Jakarta 

Daniel Waldek                Disputes, Singapore              International Arbitration/Construction and Infrastructure Disputes 



Victor Chiew                    Corporate, Singapore           M&A

Jie Li                                    Corporate, Beijing                 Energy and Projects

Yosuke Homma              Disputes, Tokyo                      International Arbitration/Corporate Crime & Investigations

Salonika Kataria             Finance, Singapore                Core Finance

Cynthia Ng                      Corporate, Hong Kong         M&A

Michelle Virgiany          Corporate, Jakarta                M&A and Financial Services

Lucy Yao                          Alternative Legal Services      Kewei Law Firm, Shanghai                      


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