HSF hires partner from NRF

By Jerome Doraisamy|18 May 2020

Herbert Smith Freehills has expanded its financial services regulatory practice with the addition of a partner from Norton Rose Fulbright.

Charlotte Henry has been hired as the newest partner for HSF’s financial services regulatory team. She will be based in the firm’s Sydney office and will focus on advising clients in regard to Australian banking regulatory matters alongside partners Michael Vrisakis and Fiona Smedley and consultant Tony Coburn.

Ms Henry has come across from NRF, where she served in that global firm’s London office before relocating to Sydney. She has also worked as a regulator for the UK Financial Conduct Authority.

HSF managing partner for corporate and regional head of corporate in Australia Carolyn Pugsley said: “In an environment in which our clients are looking for advisers that bring the full suite of regulatory expertise, commercial insight and capacity to identify future trends, we are incredibly excited to have Charlotte joining our team.”

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“Charlotte not only brings a deep understanding of the regulatory issues and trends facing banks and other financial institutions, but has an excellent track record of leading cross-disciplinary and multijurisdictional teams. Her wealth of experience from across multiple jurisdictions in Asia Pacific, the UK and Europe, adds a new perspective to our expert global team, which will be invaluable for our clients both here in Australia and across our global network.”

Ms Henry added: “I am very excited to be joining Herbert Smith Freehills and to have the opportunity to work alongside such esteemed lawyers locally and internationally.”

“Financial sector firms are facing significant regulatory change, more aggressive regulators using more dynamic supervision, consolidation, competition from technology firms entering the financial sector and with the opening up of the banking sector, and an increased focus on putting customers at the heart of the business – all set within a challenging market environment. I am looking forward to assisting firms to navigate these risks and obstacles to capitalise on global trends and opportunities to achieve their objectives.”

Ms Henry joined the firm on Monday.

HSF hires partner from NRF
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