Trio of partners prepare to battle for Herbies senior partner role

November 14, 2009 Herbert Smith’s CIS head has joined the race to become the firm’s next senior partner, meaning three candidates will now fight it out for the role.

Allen Hanen, who is currently managing partner of the CIS practice, will go up against litigation partner Tim Parkes and competition partner Jonathan Scott to succeed incumbent David Gold. Nominations have now closed.

Hanen is a US-qualified partner and M&A specialist who joined Herbert Smith in 1999 following a career at Davis Polk & Wardwell and JPMorgan.

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