- 18 May 2021
- 9 h 00 min - 10 h 00 min
In conversation with Neil – Justin D’Agostino
Justin D’Agostino is the global Chief Executive Officer at Herbert Smith Freehills. During his lifelong career with the firm, Justin has overseen the growth of the firm’s market-leading Disputes practice and rapid expansion in Asia becoming global CEO on 1 May 2020. He has also established a market-leading reputation in the field of international arbitration – as a thought leader, as arbitrator and having appeared before tribunals all over the world.
Justin is a member of the ICC’s Governing Body for Dispute Resolution Services, an alternate member of the ICC International Court of Arbitration and immediate past Chairman of its Belt & Road Commission, a member of the Hong Kong Department of Justice’s Advisory Committee on Promotion of Arbitration, Vice President of the LCIA Asia Pacific Users’ Council and is on the Advisory Board of OUP’s InvestmentClaims.
Justin is passionate about diversity and inclusion and has been recognised as an executive having made a difference in the LGBT+ community including as a recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award for LGBT+ inclusion at the inaugural Chambers D&I Asia Pacific Awards 2020. He is a member of the 30% Club HK, a group committed to bringing more women onto corporate boards, and is a member of BritCham’s HK Women in Business Committee. He is also at the forefront of the thinking in the legal profession around the evolving nature of the workplace.
Justin is admitted as a solicitor in Hong Kong and solicitor advocate in England. He is a native of Edinburgh, Scotland.