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Allen & Overy (A&O) has made up 18 lawyers to its partnership across 13 countries, with the vast majority joining from non-UK offices.
This is a fall from last year, when the firm made up a total of 20 to its partnership (1 May 2009). There are three females among this year’s round, accounting for 17 per cent of the total, a fall from 40 per cent last year.
A&O managing partner Wim Dejonghe (pictured) commented: “Over half of the firm’s turnover continues to be generated outside the UK and two-thirds of our work is cross-border, involving offices in two or more countries, so these promotions are a reflection of our continued commitment to strengthening our international network and investing in the future of the business.
“This is a significant milestone in any lawyer’s career. I’d like to congratulate all the new partners on their promotion.”