Herbert Smith announces Partner promotions

Herbert Smith announced today the promotion of 18 lawyers to its partnership on 1 May 2010.

The lawyers come from across the firm’s global contentious and transactional practices, with seven based outside London and most having worked for significant periods outside their home jurisdictions. Six are women.   

As of 1 May, the firm will have 272 partners.

The new partners and their principal areas of practice are:

Hammad Akhtar – Insurance (non-contentious), London
Karen Anderson – Financial Services Regulatory and Litigation, London
Nina Bowyer – Energy, Paris
Emmanuelle Cabrol – Arbitration, Paris
Susannah Cogman – Corporate Crime and Contentious Regulatory, London
Steve Dalton – Energy, London
Kim Dietzel – EU/Competition, London
Jeremy Garson – General Commercial Litigation, London
Nik Kiri – Financial Services Regulatory and Litigation, London
Gavin Margetson – General Dispute Resolution, Tokyo
Lewis McDonald – Energy, Singapore
Chris Parker – Arbitration, London
Erwan Poisson – General Dispute Resolution, Paris
Paul Scarr – General Corporate, Abu Dhabi
May Tai – Arbitration, Shanghai
Simon Tysoe – Energy, London
Tim West – Investment Funds, London
John Whiteoak – Contentious Restructuring and Insolvency, London

You can preview the future partners’ profiles by clicking on each of the names above.

Senior Partner David Gold commented:

“I congratulate our new partners. Together with the strong sector expertise and international experience that will support our strategic progress, they bring to the partnership that distinctive spread of contentious and transactional capability for which we are well known.

“We have enjoyed a good start to 2010, as demonstrated by our top ranking in the first-quarter M&A league tables and the string of high-calibre partners we have recruited over the last few months. This latest intake of talent into the partnership will help maintain our momentum and provides further grounds for our confidence in the future. “