HSF targets US growth and more use of project management under new disputes leadership

HSF's incoming UK and US disputes chief Damien Byrne Hill identifies Stateside growth as key priority

Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) is aiming to expand its US disputes practice and ramp up its use of project management under the leadership of new UK and US practice chief Damien Byrne Hill.

Banking litigation chief Byrne Hill, who will succeed senior partner contender Mark Shillito as head of UK and US disputes on 1 May, said the firm’s US offering – which launched in 2012 with the hire of a six-partner disputes team from Chadbourne & Parke – “needs to be bigger”.

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