HSF resumes Australia expansion with partner and counsel promotions

There are 10 partners and 15 counsels up for promotion

HSF resumes Australia expansion with partner and counsel promotions

Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) has promoted 10 lawyers to partnership roles and 15 lawyers to executive counsel or special counsel roles in Australia as part of the firm’s annual global counsel promotion round. The appointments take effect from May 01.

“Promotions are not only about recognising talent and investing in our people,” said Andrew Pike, executive partner at HSF. “They are also about ensuring that we have the right people in place to meet the evolving needs of our clients.”

The global appointments include 34 new partners across 14 cities – the largest cohort of partner promotions in the firm's history. Notably, 41 percent of them are women including six of the 10 new partners in Australia.

“These new counsel – from a wide range of practice groups across the firm – are all highly skilled and experienced senior lawyers with the specialised knowledge and expertise that our clients expect on their matters. They have each made a positive contribution to the firm and have a strong track record of delivering outstanding work. I wish them every success in their new roles.”

The new Australian appointments are:

Promoted to Partner

Patrick Clark

Competition, Melbourne

Competition, Regulation and Trade

Rachel Dawson

Employment, Industrial Relations and Safety, Perth

Employment/Industrial Relations

Wendy Fauvel

Employment, Industrial Relations and Safety, Brisbane

Employment/Industrial Relations

Mark Hatfull

Corporate, Perth

Energy and Resources

Nerida Jessup

Employment, Industrial Relations and Safety, Sydney

Workplace Health and Safety

Jason Jordan

Corporate, Melbourne

M&A

Olga Klimczak

Employment, Industrial Relations and Safety, Perth

Employment/Industrial Relations

Alex Mackinnon

Corporate, Melbourne

Equity Capital Markets and M&A

Niresha Mudalige

Real Estate, Melbourne

Commercial Property

Aoife Xuereb

Disputes, Melbourne

Commercial Litigation/Class Actions

Promoted to Executive Counsel

Sophie Beaman

Industrial Relations, Sydney

Employment, Industrial Relations and Safety

Danielle Briers

Disputes, Sydney

Commercial Litigation / Regulatory Investigations & Inquiries

William Chew

Corporate, Sydney

M&A, and Restructuring, Turnaround and Insolvency

Rebecca Davie

Real Estate, Sydney

Environment, Planning and Communities

Guillermo Garcia-Perrote

Disputes, Sydney

Commercial Litigation and International Arbitration

Ben Harris

Employment, Sydney

Employment, Industrial Relations and Safety

Nadine Kilpatrick

Finance, Melbourne

Project Finance

Zoe Leyland

Corporate, Melbourne

M&A

Vanessa Leyshon

Disputes, Sydney

Class Actions

Emily Peverill

Real Estate, Melbourne

Commercial Property

Kara Reynolds

Employment, Sydney

Employment, Industrial Relations and Safety

Lauren Selby

Corporate, Sydney

Head Office Advisory Team

Promoted to Special Counsel

Daniel Johnson

Corporate, Sydney

Technology, Media and Telecommunications

Yorick Ng

Corporate, Sydney

Funds and Wealth (Asset) Management

David Ryan

Corporate, Melbourne

Technology, Media and Telecommunications

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