Brunswick Group, a leading international corporate communications partnership, today announced that Tim Freshwater has joined the firm in Hong Kong as Senior Advisor.
"We are delighted to welcome Tim to Brunswick, and feel privileged to be able to draw on his counsel and deep corporate and financial experience in Hong Kong and across Asia,” said Alan Parker, founder and Chairman of Brunswick Group. "Tim is one of a number of distinguished senior advisors we can call on around the world, and it will be fantastic to have him on hand to advise us and our clients.”
Tim, who brings over four decades of experience from the legal and banking sectors to Brunswick, said, "I look forward to contributing to Brunswick’s continued growth in Hong Kong and China. I’ve been a friend of the firm for a number of years as it has developed a unique offer in the region, and welcome the opportunity to help the Brunswick team to provide insights and counsel as the business continues to expand in an increasingly complex environment.”
Until recently, Tim was a Vice Chairman of Goldman Sachs (Asia) LLC and he has held senior positions at international law firm Slaughter and May and at Jardine Fleming. He remains an advisory director at Goldman Sachs and currently sits on the boards of a number of companies in Hong Kong and elsewhere, including Hong Kong Exchanges & Clearing Ltd, Cosco Pacific Ltd and Swire Pacific Ltd. He is a past president of the Hong Kong Law Society and a past Board member of the Hong Kong Trade Development Council and the Hong Kong Community Chest and continues to hold a number of not-for-profit roles in Hong Kong.
Tim’s appointment comes in a series of strong steps for Brunswick in Asia this year. Brunswick is preparing to open a new office in India in a long-awaited expansion into that vibrant corporate market. It would be Brunswick’s fifth office in Asia and its 23rd globally, and follows the Singapore office launch this summer. Earlier this year, Brunswick also announced the appointment of Viacom, News Corp and Turner International Asia veteran Mei Yan as Senior Partner for China.
Driving the expansion into India will be Khozem Merchant. Khozem, most recently President at Pearson India and before that a leading Financial Times journalist, joins Brunswick as a Partner on 1 November.
Khozem will be joined by Pradeep Rajasekharan, who has been a director for two years with Brunswick in London and Dubai. Pradeep joined Brunswick following a career in asset management in Mumbai. The office is scheduled to open in the first quarter of 2014.
About Brunswick Group
Brunswick Group is a private partnership with a growing team of more than 700 people, including over 100 partners around the world. The firm has grown organically since it was established in 1987 and currently has 22 wholly owned offices in 13 countries. Brunswick is the global leader in financial and corporate communications, and provides senior counsel to clients around the globe on critical issues that affect reputation, valuation and business success. The firm's service offer comprises corporate and financial communications, investor relations, internal communications and perception research. Brunswick was ranked by Mergermarkets, an independent organisation, as the top global merger and acquisition communications advisor for more than five consecutive years and has been ranked the top advisor across Asia Pacific (excluding Japan) for the past four years (2009 – 2012).
Brunswick operates offices in Abu Dhabi, Beijing, Berlin, Brussels, Dallas, Dubai, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, Johannesburg, London, Milan, Munich, New York, Paris, Rome, San Francisco, Shanghai, Singapore, Stockholm, Sao Paulo, Vienna and Washington DC.
Tim joined Brunswick as Senior Advisor, Hong Kong, in September 2013. During his long and distinguished career, he has held senior roles at Slaughter and May, Jardine Fleming and Goldman Sachs. He currently sits on the boards of a number of companies in Hong Kong and elsewhere, including Hong Kong Exchanges Ltd & Clearing, Cosco Pacific Ltd and Swire Pacific Ltd. He is a past president of the Hong Kong Law Society and a past Board member of the Hong Kong Trade Development Council and the Hong Kong Community Chest and continues to hold a number of not for profit roles in Hong Kong.
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