Luke Hastings has been appointed to the position for a four-year term following his predecessor Geoff McClellan’s appointment to managing partner, clients and sectors.
Mr Hastings said: “One of my key priorities will be to enhance collaboration between the Australian disputes team and Herbert Smith Freehills’ offices around the globe, particularly in the Asia-Pacific region.”
He continued: “As a financial services regulatory specialist, the key clients I assist are international financial institutions – so my instinct is to think global. I want this mindset to become innate to the Australian disputes team, so we can ensure a collaborative approach to our clients globally and continue to provide them with an exceptional experience.”
Justin D'Agostino, Herbert Smith Freehills global head of disputes, said: “Luke has clear ambitions for our market-leading disputes practice in Australia, as well as a desire to further engage and connect the practice group across the global network,” Justin said.
“Luke is a leading contentious regulatory lawyer with an impressive market profile and his new role will see him continue to work with clients.”
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