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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."
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