Pinsent Masons elects Andrew Masraf as Senior Partner
Professional services firm Pinsent Masons has announced that Andrew Masraf will succeed Richard Foley as the firm’s Senior Partner on 1 October 2022.
During his 28 years at the firm Andrew has held a number of leadership roles including Global Head of Corporate and, more recently Global Head of the firm’s Transactional Services Group. As such, he has been instrumental in Pinsent Masons’ global expansion over the years.
Andrew is a passionate advocate of Pinsent Masons’ strategy as the firm seeks to re-orientate itself as a purpose-led, professional services firm that has law at its core.
Andrew is a private equity specialist with particular experience in advising management teams and has led on a number of major transactions within the infrastructure sector.
Andrew Masraf, Senior Partner elect, said: “Pinsent Masons is an entrepreneurial and energetic business that has made significant strides under Richard’s leadership.
“We have a mindset that consistently seeks to deliver new solutions and develop different ways of working as our clients and markets evolve. This, combined with the culture that we have cultivated as a purpose-led business, means
Pinsent Masons is an organisation that never stands still. I’m excited to be taking on the Senior Partner role and motivated about what we, as a business, can achieve together.”
In accordance with firm policy, Richard steps down following eight years in the role, having served the second of a maximum two terms.
Richard Foley, Senior Partner, added: “Re-orienting our strategy around our purpose has helped us to deliver the best for our clients and our people, and created a business that we are proud of and a business that positively impacts the communities we serve.
“We’ve come a long way in eight years, and I’m excited for what the future holds for Pinsent Masons. My sincere congratulations to Andrew, he will make an excellent senior partner and the firm simply couldn’t be in better hands.”
Pinsent Masons recently announced its FY22 highlights citing a range of achievements across client focus, people and development opportunities, ESG and commercial results – an approach the firm first adopted three years ago in order to report by reference to those areas of interest to clients and the talent market.
Highlights of the last 12 months included the launch of 11 new client solutions and products, supporting 125 clients with their responsible business and D&I strategies, and being one of the first law firms to have its science-based net-zero target verified. The firm also recently announced the opening of its seventh office in continental Europe in Luxembourg.