Herbert Smith Freehills head of power and renewables quits to join key client EDF

Pyke leaves HSF to join one of her main clients as GC of nuclear new build businesses

Herbert Smith Freehills’ (HSF) head of power and renewables Julia Pyke has left to become French energy giant EDF’s general counsel for nuclear new build businesses.

Pyke, who left the partnership in June, was at HSF for more than 15 years. During that time, she was one of the lead advisers on EDF’s controversial £18bn nuclear project, Hinkley Point C.

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