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Freshfields announces 21 new partners

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP (‘Freshfields’) has announced the election of 21 new partners with effect from 1 May 2020.  Drawn from 12 of the firm’s offices, they are all outstanding lawyers and we are very proud that each new partner brings unique talents, skills and experience to our global partnership.  The full list of appointments is set out below.

Commenting on the promotions, Freshfields’ Senior Partner, Edward Braham said, “This is an exceptional group of lawyers. Freshfields is delivering expert advice and support to our clients through these uncertain times and these promotions reflect the contribution each of our new partners has made to our clients and our firm.  We continue to invest in the firm for the medium to long term and I am proud of the quality of our people.”

We continue to take active steps across the firm to improve diversity around talent from different backgrounds including race, ethnicity, LGBT+, disability and social mobility. We know that diverse teams perform better, to the benefit of our clients and the firm. Over the past few years we have delivered improvements, for example in the US where a quarter of the partnership is female and we are over 40% diverse on broader characteristics of diversity (women, ethnic/racial minority, LGBT+). In the last 6 years 49% of promotes in London and 55% in the US are diverse (women, ethnic/racial minority, LGBT+). We continue to work on improving inclusion and diversity through training, mentoring and sponsorship.

Antitrust, Competition and Trade
Justin Stewart-Teitelbaum, Washington
Paul van den Berg, Amsterdam/Brussels

Dispute Resolution
Simon Duncombe, London
Ali Kirby-Harris, London
Martin Mekat, Frankfurt/Munich
Lee Rovinescu, New York
Carsten Wendler, Frankfurt
Nabeel Yousef, Washington

Global Transactions
Vincent Bergin, London
Alastair Brown, London
Kate Cooper, London
Rhys Evans, London
Bing Guan, Hong Kong
Lindsay Hingston, London
Nick Jones, London
Kyle Lakin, New York
Julia Sellmann, Hamburg/Munich
Fedor Teselkin, Moscow
Bui Thanh Tien, Hanoi/Ho Chi Minh City

People & Reward
Ulrich Sittard, Düsseldorf

Tax
Philipp Redeker, Düsseldorf

ENDS

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About Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP is a global law firm with a long-standing track record of successfully supporting the world's leading national and multinational corporations, financial institutions and governments on ground-breaking and business-critical mandates. Our 2,800 plus lawyers deliver results worldwide through our own offices and alongside leading local firms. Our commitment, local and multi-national expertise and business know-how means our clients rely on us when it matters most.

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