HSF onboards associate influx

By Emma Ryan|29 June 2018

Almost 50 lawyers have been promoted through the ranks of Herbert Smith Freehills’ Australian practice.

HSF has revealed it has promoted 48 to the role of senior associate across all of its Australian offices — Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney. The 48 promotions include lawyers from the firm’s corporate, disputes, competition, regulation and trade, employment, IR and safety, finance, real estate and projects, and pro bono practices.

The new senior associates in HSF's corporate practice are listed as Pat Corrigan (Perth), Jill Davis (Melbourne), Andrew Earle (Melbourne),  Mia Harrison-Kelf (Sydney), Tom Hoare (Sydney), Natasha Hood (Perth), Tamanna Islam (Sydney), Rebekah Lam (Sydney), Samantha Loff (Melbourne), Tess Mierendorff (Sydney), Amelia Morgan (Sydney), Greg Shinsky (Melbourne), Keara Stretton (Melbourne), and Jennifer Wu (Sydney).

In the disputes practice the new senior associates are Rebecca Burnett (Brisbane), Murray Edstein (Sydney), Eliza Foley (Melbourne), Nick Guenther (Melbourne), Reginald Leones (Sydney), Eunice Park (Sydney), Mark Pavli (Sydney), Nataly Sikorski (Sydney), Chloe Smith (Melbourne), Laura Southwell (Melbourne), Laurence Terret (Brisbane), and Cherissa Zhou (Sydney).

In the competition, regulation and trade practice, Asa Tan (Sydney) has been promoted to senior associate.

In the employment, IR and safety practice the new senior associates are Kristen Hammond (Sydney), Jessica Irving (Sydney), Nicole Jones (Brisbane), Rachel Loughland (Melbourne), Rommo Pandit (Sydney), Brad Popple (Melbourne), and Catherine Russo (Perth).

In finance, real estate and projects the new senior associates are Ravi Arora (Melbourne), Andrew Chen (Melbourne), Tiffany Cheung (Sydney), Danica Corbett (Brisbane), Samantha de la Cruz (Melbourne), Laura Ferraro (Sydney), Jacques Giuffre (Perth), Crystal Ku (Perth), Rachael Le Tessier (Perth), Alanna Lofthouse (Sydney), Claire Meiklejohn (Brisbane), Shivagar Sivashanmuganathan (Sydney), and Hannah Stevens (Melbourne).

In the pro bono practice the new senior associate is Stephen Somerville (Sydney).

“The promotion of these capable and accomplished lawyers is recognition of their outstanding commitment to client service, dedication to delivering the highest quality outcomes, and their demonstrated leadership skills,” said HSF regional managing partner Australia Andrew Pike.

“I am confident that our new senior associates will continue to contribute significantly to the ongoing growth and success of the firm, as well as to our clients’ businesses. I look forward to the fresh insights and perspectives they each will bring to bear in their new roles.

“It is also a recognition of the strength and resilience of our business that we able to promote our next generation of leaders. We congratulate all of them on their success and wish them all the best for their careers.”

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