Herbert Smith Freehills hires in Singapore

February 12, 2013 Herbert Smith Freehills has hired top finance partner Rod Howell for its Singapore-based banking and finance practice. Howell leaves behind a role as the head of Allens Linklaters’ Asian finance team, and brings more than 20 years of experience advising on financings in Asia, Australia, UK and US.

“Since the merger [between Herbert Smith and Freehills] in October, we have been working to build our banking and finance group to ensure we have the right network and expertise in place in Asia-Pacific to deliver our clients a seamless service for all of their financing needs,” said Patrick St John, Herbert Smith Freehills’ global head of practice – finance. “Rod’s expertise and experience advising on some of the region’s most significant and challenging structured finance transactions will add to our already strong global banking and finance practice.”

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