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Clyde & Co has unveiled its first promotions round since its takeover of Barlow Lyde & Gilbert (BLG) at the end of 2011, with the bulk of its 14 new partners coming from the legacy Clydes side of the tie-up.
Of the 14 promotions three are based in the UK, with former BLG associates Laura Cooke and Michelle Crorie being taken into the fold while Clydes’ Oxford-based operations director James Taylor has also been promoted.
The firm’s Middle East base has received the largest boost with four promoted in Dubai while Abu Dhabi and Doha have received one each.
Asia, meanwhile, has received three new partners and in the US the firm’s bases in San Francisco and New York added one apiece.
Clydes chief executive Peter Hasson said: “The promotions, which fully reflect all regions within the firm, are a testament to our international development programme.”
The combined 14 promotions are down on last year’s bumper round of nine each for Clydes (5 May 2011) and BLG (6 May 2011).
The firm has also promoted four partners into its senior equity partnership, with insurance specialists Steve Kennedy and Ned Kirk made up in New York while at home corporate partners Simon Vere-Nicoll and Mark Williamson, who split their time between London and Guildford, have been promoted.
The new partners are:
Asia Paul Jebely, aviation finance, Hong Kong Matthew Lam, marine, Hong Kong Anita Quy, aviation, Singapore
Middle East Richard Bell, dispute resolution, Abu Dhabi Nassif Boumalhab, dispute resolution, Dubai Ben Cowling, construction and projects, Dubai Sara Khoja, employment, Dubai Oliver Tebbit, aviation finance, Dubai Laura Warren, construction and projects, Doha
UK Laura Cooke, professional and commercial disputes, London Michelle Crorie, insurance, London James Taylor, professional and commercial disputes, Oxford
US Julie Hawkinson, insurance, San Francisco Eileen Sorabella, insurance, New York