Herbert Smith Freehills has added former ASIC senior specialist Ruth Stringer to its Australian financial services team.
Ms Stringer has joined the firm as a consultant, having experience in financial services law across super, funds management, life insurance and financial planning.
Most recently, she was a specialist on the corporate regulator’s super team.
Her career has spanned more than 30 years, with Ms Stringer having worked at a number of law firms as well as acting as an in-house counsel to a number of financial services institutions.
Prior to ASIC, Ms Stringer was a partner at King & Wood Mallesons between 2014 and 2019, and a partner at Ashurst between 2007 and 2012.
Before Ashurst, she a general counsel of MLC.
Ms Stringer was also a member of the Comprehensive Income Products for retirement (CIPR) Framework Advisory Group, which was formed to advise the federal Treasury on the legislative framework for new retirement income products.
Herbert Smith Freehills financial services partner Micahel Vrisakis said the role of a trusted adviser in the regulatory space has never been more important.
“The ability of law firms to connect with boards on strategic advice is paramount and Ruth epitomises this skill set,” Mr Vrisakis said.
“The extensive policy and governance expertise that she has garnered working across private practice, in-house counsel and at a regulator, together with the universal respect she enjoys in the industry, makes her an invaluable addition to our team and a huge asset to our clients.”
Ms Stringer added: “I am delighted to have joined the Herbert Smith Freehills team. I have long respected the firm and its innovative approach to its financial services practice.”
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