Chief Executive Officer

Herbert Smith Freehills

Justin D’Agostino is the global Chief Executive Officer of 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.

Justin is a member of the Hong Kong Department of Justice’s Advisory Committee on Promotion of Arbitration, a member of the Executive Board of the International Chamber of Commerce, and a Visiting Professor at Tsinghua University. He is also a former Council member of the HKIAC, a former alternate member for Hong Kong of the ICC International Court of Arbitration and past Chairman of its Belt and Road Commission, a founding member of HK45, Vice President of the LCIA Asia Pacific Users’ Council, and a member of the Consultation Board of Practical Law’s Arbitration Service, and is on the Advisory Board of OUP’s Investment Claims.

In July 2021, Justin received the Medal of Honour from the Hong Kong Government ‘for his dedicated and valuable contribution to the development and promotion of arbitration and dispute resolution services’.

Justin is admitted as a solicitor in Hong Kong and as a solicitor advocate in England and Wales.