Kathryn Sanger Joins Herbert Smith Freehills As Arbitration Partner In Asia
Legal News & Analysis - Asia Pacific - Hong Kong - Dispute Resolution
14 September, 2016
The partners of Herbert Smith Freehills are delighted to announce that leading practitioner Kathryn Sanger is joining our top-rated international arbitration team as a partner in October 2016, based in Hong Kong.
Kathryn will be the team's 13th dedicated arbitration partner in Asia. She joins the largest disputes practice in Asia, comprising 20 partners and a sterling list of regional and international clients.
Kathryn joins the firm's existing dedicated Greater China arbitration partners – Justin D'Agostino, Simon Chapman and May Tai in Hong Kong, Jessica Fei in Beijing, and Brenda Horrigan in Shanghai.
This market-leading team works on the most complex and high value cases in the region as part of the firm's renowned global arbitration practice.
We're truly delighted that Kathryn is joining us – she is an outstanding practitioner, a natural fit for our team and, given her particular expertise in financial services and energy arbitration, will help us expand our client offering in Asia.
Kathryn's appointment also adds to our China capabilities, as our third dedicated arbitration partner with fluent Mandarin skills.
And, given the growing global focus on the equal representation of women in arbitration, we are also proud that close to 50% of our Asia arbitration partners are female.
Kathryn has nearly 15 years' experience of arbitration and litigation proceedings in Asia, particularly in joint venture and China-related proceedings, enhanced by her ability to speak and read Mandarin Chinese fluently.
Her practice covers a wide range of international arbitration matters and arbitration-related litigation, with particular strengths in financial services and energy.
She is also a longstanding member of the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC) Council, chairing its appointments committee, and has been closely involved in the development of the HKIAC into one of the world's leading arbitral institutions.
Kathryn is admitted to practice in Hong Kong as well as England and Wales.