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Freshfields welcomes 27 new partners

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer (‘Freshfields’) has announced the appointment of 27 new partners with effect from 1 May 2022.

The new partners are drawn from all of the firm’s market-leading practices and reflect the breadth and depth of Freshfields’ global expertise. The group brings diverse experience, skills and insights to the partnership.

Freshfields’ Senior Partner Georgia Dawson said: “We are absolutely delighted to welcome such a talented and diverse group of colleagues to our global partnership. We are excited about what they will bring to Freshfields and our clients, and the contribution they will make to the long-term success of the firm and the communities in which we live and work.”

The full list of new partners is set out below:

Antitrust, Competition and Trade
Tom McGrath, London
Merit Olthoff, Brussels
Jan Rybnicek, Washington, DC
Ermelinda Spinelli, Milan / Rome

Dispute Resolution
Nina Bayerl, Munich
Kate Gough, London
Eric Leikin, CE / Vienna
Xin Liu, Hong Kong
Daniel Travers, Düsseldorf
Ricky Versteeg, London
Anne-Laure Vincent, Paris
Tom Walsh, New York

Global Transactions
Samira Afrasiabi, London
Alon Gordon, London
Sami Jebbour, Paris
Ziyad Nassif, London
Elizabeth Oberholzer, Munich
Saloua Ouchan, Amsterdam
Philipp Pütz, Düsseldorf
Sarah Su, Hong Kong
Johannes Vogel, Frankfurt
David Yi, Hong Kong
Tamara Young, London
Zheng (Jonathan) Zhou, New York

People & Reward
Thomas Granetzny, Düsseldorf
Frank Schaer, Frankfurt

Kathi Kubik, Vienna


Notes for Editors

Representation statistics:
Gender: 41% (11) women, meaning we are on track to meet our gender diversity targets for new partners
Race/ethnicity: 30% (3) of our UK and US new partners have self-identified as part of an under-represented group meaning we are currently exceeding both our US (20%) and UK (15%) racial/ethnic diversity targets for new partners

About Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP is a global law firm with a long track record of successfully advising the world's leading national and multinational corporations and financial institutions on ground-breaking and business-critical challenges. Our team of more than 2,800 lawyers and other legal professionals delivers global results from our 28 offices worldwide. Our commitment, local and multinational expertise and business know-how means our clients can rely on us when it matters most.