Herbert Smith Freehills names six companions in Asia

Worldwide regulation agency Herbert Smith Freehills has promoted six new companions in Asia, as a part of a 27-partner world promotion spherical. The brand new companions are based mostly in Hong Kong, Jakarta, Singapore and Tokyo, with all promotions efficient Could 1, 2024.

Tokyo-based Christopher Clay, a specialist in company crime and investigations, has been promoted. Clay advises purchasers on inner investigations, regulatory inquiries, disaster administration and civil and prison enforcement actions earlier than authorities within the US, Europe, Japan and Asia.

In Singapore, Lucy Curran, an M&A and personal capital lawyer, has been promoted. Curran advises non-public capital and company purchasers on complicated cross-border acquisitions, sell-side processes, investments and joint ventures notably transactions within the monetary companies and real-assets sectors.

As well as, the regulation agency has promoted Hong Kong-based Murphy Mok to associate. Mok is a global arbitration lawyer who advises Chinese language and worldwide purchasers on cross-border disputes, notably these associated to building, infrastructure, power and share buy and shareholder disputes.

Jakarta-based Michelle Virgiany, within the Jakarta monetary companies and Technology division, has additionally been made a associate. Virgiany is a company lawyer on secondment to Indonesian affiliate agency Hiswara Bunjamin & Tandjung in Jakarta. Her apply spans each transactional and advisory work within the monetary companies and Technology sectors. 

The opposite two companions promoted are at Hiswara, Bunjamin & Tandjung in Jakarta. Tedy Rachmanto is in business litigation. Rachmanto specialises in prison regulation, dispute decision, company crime and investigations and contentious employment points.

Additionally in Jakarta, Dandy Firmansyah, a capital markets, M&A and monetary companies regulatory lawyer, has been promoted to associate. Firmansyah advises worldwide and Indonesian purchasers on fairness and debt capital markets transactions, public mergers and acquisitions beneath Indonesia’s complicated regulatory regime, financial companies regulatory points, and public firm advisory.

Herbert Smith Freehill’s Asia managing associate Graeme Preston stated in an announcement: “This yr’s Asia associate promotions display our dedication to funding on this area, and in home-grown authorized expertise.”

Preston added: “That dedication has stored us sturdy in Asia for over 40 years and created a apply that really displays Asia. With these promotions, nearly 40% of our Asia partnership might be girls and practically 58% of Asian ethnicity. Our new companions come from throughout our area and our practices, however all have the identical collaborative spirit – important when a lot of our work for purchasers in Asia is cross-team, crosspractice and cross-sector.”

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