Herbert Smith Freehills invests in asset finance with four partner hires in London and Singapore

Leading global law firm Herbert Smith Freehills has announced a major investment in asset finance, with the hire of four partners in London and Singapore.

Rex Rosales and Jahnavi Ramachandran will join the firm in London, while Siva Subramaniam and Samuel Kolehmainen will join in Singapore.

“With unprecedented investment levels in aviation and other transport, infrastructure and projects across the globe, strengthening our asset finance practice makes good business sense for us and our clients,” said Jason Ricketts, Global Head of Finance, Real Estate and Projects.

“A key strength they will bring is aviation finance where they are amongst the leading practitioners in the market. They will complement our tier one asset finance practice in Australia, making the firm’s offering in this sector a truly global practice and mirroring the global market.”

The team appointment represents the firm’s ongoing investment in finance, by strategically growing its breadth of sector and product expertise.

In 2016, the firm recruited US debt partner Gabrielle Wong in London and LatAm partner Ed Dougherty to its New York office, with finance partner Dmitry Gubarev joining the firm in Moscow in 2017.  More recently, the firm announced the promotion of finance lawyers Joy Amis (London) and NikkiSmythe (Sydney) to the partnership (effective 1 May 2018).

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