Herbert Smith promotes 18 to its partnership

LAWFUEL – Herbert Smith announced today the promotion of 18 lawyers to its partnership. The promotions take effect from 1 April 2008. From this date, the firm will have a total of 249 partners.

The majority of the partners are based in Herbert Smith’s Continental European and Asian offices.

The new partners are:

Alex Aitken, London (finance)

James Baily, London (litigation and arbitration)

Matt Emsley, Hong Kong (corporate)

Gillian Fairfield, London (corporate)

Clare Fielding, London (real estate)

David Gilmore, Tokyo (litigation and arbitration)

Mehdi Haroun, Paris (corporate)

Mark Ife, London (employment, pensions and incentives)

Karen Ip, Beijing (corporate)

Isabelle Michou, Paris (litigation and arbitration)

Stuart Paterson, London (litigation and arbitration)

Kristen Roberts, London (finance)

James Robinson, Tokyo (corporate)

Pierre Nicolas Sanzey, Paris (real estate)

Hubert Segain, Paris (corporate)

Carolyn Sng, Hong Kong (corporate)

Craig Tevendale, London (litigation and arbitration)

Lode Van Den Hende, Brussels (EU/competition)

Herbert Smith’s senior partner, David Gold, commented:

“This year’s promotions will support two of our key strategic priorities, namely strengthening our international capability and further developing the distinctive breadth and balance of our practice. Both are pivotal to our ability to support clients and maintain high activity levels across the range of economic cycles.”

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