Partners were told today that three candidates have put their names forward for the senior partner role (see story).
Alongside litigator Tim Parkes and competition specialist Jonathan Scott, a third name has emerged – Moscow head and M&A partner Allen Hanen.
As a US-qualified partner who joined the firm just 10 years ago, Hanen is a relative outsider.
But the expectation that the firm will want a partner hailing from the corporate practice at the helm after having had a litigator running things for several years may count in his favour.
Plus Herbert Smith Moscow won Best Overseas Office at The Lawyer’s inaugural European Awards last week in Barcelona, a sound endorsement of his abilities if ever there was one (see award winners).
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