EXPAT ON THE MARKET: ED BARING OF HERBERT SMITH FREEHILLS

Edward Baring’s career comes closer to spanning the four corners of the globe than most. An Englishman, Baring completed his studies in the United Kingdom before moving to Moscow as a finance lawyer with Allen & Overy in the early years of this century. In 2016, Baring – having, in the interim, joined the partnership at Herbert Smith Freehills – relocated to South Africa to become managing partner of the firm’s Johannesburg office. He spoke to us about his unusual career.

CEELM: Run us through your background, and how you ended up in your current role with Herbert Smith Freehills in South Africa.

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