HERBERT SMITH FREEHILLS - Key Persons
- Regional Head of Corporate EMEA / Madrid Latin America Group
- Regional Head of Corporate EMEA, Madrid
Alberto is also a private equity and cross-border M&A lecturer in LLM courses at the prestigious business and law school Instituto de Empresa. He is a frequent speaker at seminars and conferences at institutions such as IFAES or FIDE.
Alberto is the Regional Head of Corporate EMEA and advises investment banks, private equity houses and other financial buyers and multinational corporates.
Based in Madrid, Alberto has broad experience working with clients on public and private mergers and acquisitions, LBOs for private equity players, corporate restructuring, equity capital markets transactions and private commercial transactions.
Alberto helps investment bankers, corporates and financial buyers on local and multi-jurisdictional deals and leads multidisciplinary cross-border teams to ensure the best outcomes in complex transactions.
- Executive Partner, West, London
Alison is the Executive Partner, UK, US and EMEA for Herbert Smith Freehills.
Alison is the Executive Partner, UK, US and EMEA for Herbert Smith Freehills. Prior to taking up this role in March 2020, she was the Global Head of our Employment, Pensions and Incentives team for seven years. Her practice is in Pensions law, where she was a recognised as a leader in her field. In her current role, Alison is responsible for defining and implementing our people and culture and our clients and markets strategies and enhancing regional performance and productivity.
- Lead Asia Corporate Practice
Andrew is a dispute resolution partner heading the firm's London-based public law practice.
Andrew is a solicitor advocate who has considerable experience assisting clients in relation to a wide range of regulatory/public law and other commercial disputes. Andrew is listed as a leader in band 1 in Chambers and Partners and the "Hall of Fame" in Legal 500 for administrative and public law and as a leader in professional discipline in both directories.
His practice includes judicial review, professional regulation, public inquiries, human rights and freedom of information issues.
Andrew's practice covers many sectors including accountancy, consumer products, financial regulation, gambling including casinos and lotteries, gas and electricity, health, local government, pensions, planning and environment, professional discipline, public sector projects, tax, telecoms and broadcasting, transport and water.
He is the author of numerous publications. In particular, he has written the book Company Investigations and Public Law about Department of Trade and Industry (now the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy) investigations, and is responsible for the judicial review, human rights and references to the Court of Justice of the EU chapters in Blackstone's Civil Practice. Andrew is also on the advisory board for the leading judicial review journal JR.
Andrew has a First Class degree in Jurisprudence and a BCL from Worcester College, Oxford and qualified as a solicitor in England and Wales in 1990.
Andrew trained with Herbert Smith Freehills in London and was promoted to partner in 1998. He leads the firm's UK public law practice.
Andrew is a partner with extensive experience in all areas of corporate and commercial practice.
Andrew was the firm's previous Executive Partner, Asia and Australia from May 2020 to May 2023, and the Regional Managing Partner, Australia from October 2017 to May 2020 in addition to leading the Innovation & Technology strategy globally. Prior to 2017, Andrew was head of the firm's Australian Corporate Group.
Andrew's current role draws upon his leadership experience to guide the firm in relation to our key priority areas - Private Capital, Energy Transition, Cyber and ESG. These areas play to our strengths and represent huge opportunities for our clients and our business.
Andrew is a partner with extensive experience in all areas of corporate and commercial practice. As an M&A lawyer by trade, Andrew has worked with clients across various sectors including financial services, government privatisations, wealth management, private equity, healthcare, industrials and energy on some of the largest, most strategic and complex transactions in the market.
Andrew has helped clients with all aspects of legislative compliance, including compliance with the ASX Listing Rules, Foreign Acquisitions and Takeovers Act, corporations law and other relevant legislation.
Andrew has over 20 years' experience as a corporate M&A solicitor. His practice involves a broad range of public and private M&A transactions, corporate restructurings, securities and equity capital markets transactions and general corporate advisory work.
Having practised in the United Kingdom and Australia, Andrew has experience in major domestic and cross border transactions, in industries including banking and finance, energy and resources, insurance, consumer, media, property, retail and telecommunications.
Andrew has had regular dealings with the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC), the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) and the Foreign Investment Review Board (FIRB) and also advised on high-profile takeover disputes before the Australian Takeovers Panel.
- Managing Partner, Disputes
- Managing Partner, Disputes, Australia
Anna is Joint-Managing Partner for Dispute Resolution globally, head of Disputes in Australia and an experienced and strategic commercial litigator, specialising in the financial services and energy and resources sectors.
At the helm of the firm's global market-leading disputes practice (Joint-Managing Partner, global Disputes Resolution and Australian head of disputes) Anna Sutherland is indisputably recognised by clients and peers alike as one of the most distinguished senior litigators and crisis management specialists in Australia.
Anna has a breadth of experience advising on significant contentious and non-contentious issues, including regulatory investigations, internal company investigations, board advisory and directors' duties matters, anti-bribery and corruption issues, securities market issues, joint venture disputes, corporate trustee disputes and class actions. She works with clients across a range of industries and has particular experience in the securities market, financial services, energy and resources, property and telecommunications sectors.
Her extensive expertise in complex and high- profile corporate and regulatory advisory work, internal investigations and risk management, coupled with her responsiveness, strategic thinking and empathy makes her the obvious choice for some of the largest corporations in Australia and abroad.
Anna is consistently recognised as a ‘very experienced' practitioner in the disputes field, reflective of her market reputation as one of the country's Best Lawyers in the Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution categories.
Anna is also distinguished as a leading individual in Legal 500 Dispute Resolution and in Chambers for both Anti-Bribery & Corruption and Dispute Resolution. Chambers quoting one client who emphasised her ‘excellent judgment and extremely client-focused approach,' and another who added that ‘she always feels like a safe set of hands.'
Bo works closely with the firm's Brussels team and across our global competition practice.
Brigette is a partner in the project development and finance sector.
Camille is Of Counsel in the Competition, Regulation and Trade group based in Brussels.
- Managing Partner, Corporate, Melbourne
Carolyn is Managing Partner for Corporate and the Regional Head of Practice for Corporate, Australia. In her role she is responsible for leading the strategic direction of the practice across our network of offices.
Chinnawat is a litigation and arbitration specialist with over 30 years' experience.
- Partner, Head of Middle East Corporate, Dubai
Chris is the Head of our Middle East corporate practice.
- External Communications Manager
Craig advises on all forms of dispute resolution and represents clients as counsel in arbitrations arising on construction, infrastructure and capital projects.
Damien is a partner in the dispute resolution practice.
- Global Co - Chair of Korea Group, Hong Kong
Daniel is an expert in EU and UK competition law matters.
- Member of Our Global Energy Team
- Partner, Dubai
Danila is a core member of our global energy team focusing on the downstream projects in the Middle East, Asia & CIS as well as the new hydrogen economy projects.
David is a corporate partner seconded to Herbert Smith Freehills' associated Indonesian law firm Hiswara Bunjamin & Tandjung.
- SENIOR COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER, ASIA
- Madrid Managing Partner
- Managing Partner, Madrid
Eduardo is the Madrid managing partner and the head of our litigation, ADR and arbitration practice.
- Partner, Banking & Finance, Johannesburg
Ed is a banking & finance partner in our Johannesburg office.
- External Communications Manager
Eric is an EU and international trade lawyer with over 35 years' experience. He is a Consultant in the Competition, Regulation and Trade group.
- Managing Partner, Singapore, Singapore
- Head of Business Development Germany
- Partner, UK Head of Corporate Governance Advisory, London
- Asia Head of Corporate
- Lead Herbert Smith Freehills in Asia from September 2023
- Managing Partner, Asia, Tokyo
Graeme is the Asia head of corporate. He is a cross-border M&A specialist, regularly advising on some of the highest profile international transactions.
Hannah Ambrose is a partner in our global arbitration and public international law teams, based...
James is a senior corporate and governance lawyer who was the Chair and Senior Partner of our firm.
- Managing Partner, Melbourne
Jane specialises in property development and infrastructure projects across a variety of industry sectors.
- Managing Partner, Johannesburg
Jean is a competition partner with over 25 years' experience.
- Managing Partner of the UK
- Managing Partner, Real Estate, London
Jeremy is the Managing Partner of the UK and EMEA Real Estate practice.
- Managing Partner, Germany, Germany
Kai Liebrich is a partner in our Finance practice group and the Office Managing Partner in Germany.
Kim is a Partner in the Competition, Regulation and Trade group.
- Executive Partner, East, Sydney
- Managing Partner, Competition Regulation and Trade, Brussels
Kyriakos is the managing partner of competition, regulation and trade as well as the Brussels office, and deals with all aspects of European Union and United Kingdom competition law.
- Italy Managing Partner, Joint Global Head of Intellectual Property, EMEA Co - Head of Life Sciences, Milan
- Global Co - Head of Energy, London
- Managing Partner, Digital and ALT Global, London
Libby leads our Alternative Legal Services business.
Lode is an EU and international trade law lawyer with over 25 years' experience.
- Managing Partner, Real Estate ( Australia and Asia ), Brisbane
- Head of Communications, UK, US & EMEA
- Managing Partner, China, Hong Kong
Matt leads our business in China, and specialises in corporate finance work, including initial public offerings, secondary offerings and mergers and acquisitions.
May is a leading arbitration practitioner, with particular expertise in cross-border China-related and Asian disputes and contentious regulatory matters.
Miguel is a partner specialising in energy, infrastructure, natural resources, environment and public law.
- Managing Partner, Corporate, London
Mike is Managing Partner for Corporate and Regional Head of Practice for Corporate, UK and specialises in M&A and ECM transactions.
- Head of Corporate, China, Shanghai
- Communications and Marketing Lead - Paris
- Partner, Head of Middle East Construction Disputes, Dubai
Nick is a Partner specialising in construction and engineering disputes in the infrastructure, oil and gas and power sectors.
Niab is a corporate law specialist with a particular focus on complex, cross-border M&A.
Olga is a partner in our Energy, Natural Resources and Infrastructure Finance team in Dubai.
- Managing Partner, Disputes, London
- Managing Partner, Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur
Peter is the Managing Partner of the Kuala Lumpur office.
Peter is an Of Counsel in the Competition, Regulation and Trade team at Herbert Smith Freehills, based in Brussels.
Phil is a Partner in the Projects and Project Finance division.
- Senior Partner
- Chairman and Senior Partner, Sydney
Rebecca is the Chair and Senior Partner of our firm and continues to spend her time advising clients and leading transactions.
Rudolph is a Corporate and M&A lawyer specialising in private and public M&A and equity capital raising transactions.
- Head of Communications, Asia
- Partner ( Hiswara Bunjamin & Tandjung ), Jakarta
Sarosh is a partner in the Global Energy & Infrastructure and Project Finance Group, based in Dubai.
- Regional Head of Dispute Resolution
- Regional Head of Practice - Dispute Resolution, Asia, Hong Kong
Simon is the Regional Head of Dispute Resolution in Asia and an international arbitration specialist focusing on cross-border disputes.
Stephen is a leading expert in corporate law and M&A with particular expertise in cross-border public and private M&A.
Stephen is a partner in the competition, regulation and trade practice.
- Managing Partner, Middle East and Head of Middle East Dispute Resolution, Dubai
Stuart specialises in financial services disputes and corporate crime. He is skilled in arbitration and litigation, and is a member of the EMEA Disputes leadership team.
- Lead Partner - TMT, Perth
Vik is a corporate partner seconded to Herbert Smith Freehills' associated Indonesian law firm Hiswara Bunjamin & Tandjung.
- COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER, CHINA
- Senior Communications Manager
- Regional Head of Practice - Finance, Asia, Hong Kong
William has extensive experience advising issuers, underwriters and corporate trustees on debt and equity-linked capital markets transactions.