Herbert Smith Freehills has appointed Kristin Stammer to the role of Executive Partner, Australia and Asia, effective May 1, 2023. Kristin has been with the firm for 25 years, and is a partner in the intellectual property practice in Sydney, and co-leads the firm’s global consumer sector. She succeeds Andrew Pike, who has been in the role since 2017.
Kristin has been appointed to the role for an initial three-year term. She will work closely with Asia managing partner May Tai in achieving the firm’s regional ambitions.
Andrew will remain at the firm in a new managing partner role, driving growth under the firm’s strategy in priority areas, including private capital, energy transition, ESG and cyber.
“Kristin is highly regarded by our clients and our people, with news of her appointment strongly-received across the firm. She has the global and client-focused mindset, and the collaborative and inclusive leadership skills required for one of the world’s leading international law firms,” said Herbert Smith Freehills CEO Justin D’Agostino.
In response, Kristin remarked, “I am honoured to be chosen to lead the firm in Australia and Asia at such important time for our region. I’m immensely proud of our firm, passionate about our people and clients, and committed to us leading in everything we do. We have the people and expertise to achieve our bold ambitions through even closer collaboration across Asia Pacific, and by enhancing our strong and inclusive culture.”