CC follows Linklaters with 38 promotions

Clifford Chance has unexpectedly announced its promotions ahead of the Easter break, making up 38 to the partnership, exactly the same amount as last year.

The promotions take the partnership globally to 619. Clifford Chance operates a salaried tier prior to the equity partnership.

In May last year the firm backed away from radical plans to create an all-equity partnership model in favour of a structure designed to give junior partners a stronger voice in the running of the firm.

Equity and non-equity partners have equal participation in all partner votes, including concerning the admission of new non-equity partners, lateral hires, practice area leaders and managing partner and senior partner elections.

By practice area, corporate scored the most with 12. This is the second year in a row that it has trumped banking, the traditional hub of the firm. Banking received eight this time around, with capital markets netting six.

By office, Clifford Chance’s London headquarters received the most with 13. This was an improvement on last year, when London got nine. Other jurisdictions to do well were Germany, with six spread across Frankfurt and Düsseldorf, and Tokyo, which scored two.

Managing partner David Childs said: “The wide spread of these appointments reflects our strength across practices and demonstrates our ability to deliver high-quality service to our clients on a local, regional and global level.”

Clifford Chance is the last magic circle firm to announce its partnership promotions, with Allen & Overy, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Linklaters all revealing their promotions earlier this week.

The full list of new partners is as follows:

Capital markets
Dietmar Anders, Frankfurt
Tamer Amara, Moscow
Oliver Kronat, Frankfurt
Yanping Cao, Shanghai
Jessica Littlewood, London
David Poureshagh, Tokyo

Corporate
Marc Holtorf, Düsseldorf
Jenine Hulsmann, London
Burc Hesse, Frankfurt
Kem Ihenacho, London
Nick Benson, London
Claudie Grisius, Luxembourg
Lee Coney, London
Cristina Martorana, Milan
Andre Duminy, London
Yuri Kachuro, Moscow
Alex Erasmus, London
Alex Cook, Prague

Finance
Jelle Hofland, Amsterdam
Marc Mehlen, Luxembourg
Edmund Boyo, Frankfurt
Victoria Bortkevicha, Moscow
John Wilkins, London
Nikolai Eatwell, Paris
Simon Williams, London
David Wilson, Tokyo

Litigation and dispute resolution
James Wadham, Hong Kong
Anthony Candido, New York
Timur Aitkulov, Moscow
Patrick Hubert, Paris
Jeff Butler, New York
Remi Sermier, Paris

Real estate
Ness Cohen, New York

Tax, pensions and employment
Thorsten Sauerhering, Frankfurt
Mark Persoff, London
Clare Hoxey, London
Alistair Woodland, London
Nick Mace, London