27 August 2020

Relevant promotion of a woman to a leadership position in a magic circle UK law firm

Freshfields Druckhaus Deringer LLP has announced the promotion of Georgia Dawson as a Senior Partner of the firm. Dawson was currently serving the firm as a management partner and the leader of the firm's Asian department in the litigation department. 

As a result of this promotion, Dawson will work together as a team with Alan Mason, Rafique Bachour and Rick van Aerssen. This is a novelty, as this announcement confirms the first promotion of a woman to a leadership position in one of the firms belonging to the magic circle. 

“I am honoured to have been elected by my fellow partners, alongside Alan, Rafique and Rick. With this team we have broad experience and a diversity of perspectives, and a shared purpose and vision for Freshfields. We intend to preserve the very best of our culture, market leading practices and standards of client service while leading the firm into the next chapter of its long history… I would also like to take this opportunity to thank Edward and Stephan for their commitment to the firm over many years and particularly during their term of leadership”, said Georgia Dawson. 

“We are very excited that the leadership of the firm will be taken forward in January by such a highly regarded, dynamic leadership team. Georgia, Alan, Rafique and Rick have outstanding credentials to lead the continued growth and development of the firm, and we look forward to working closely with them to implement a smooth transition over the coming months”, commented Edward Braham.


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