Dentons promotes three in UKMEA as turnover climbs to £157m

Dentons has promoted three to partner in the UK, Middle East and Africa (UKMEA) amid its global promotions round, after turnover in the region increased by 6.4 per cent from £147.6m to £157m in 2014/15.

Out of the 47 total lawyers promoted this year, 21 are women.

The drop in the number of UKMEA promotions follows a high last year, when the firm promoted 10 lawyers, six of whom were based in London. A firm spokesperson said that the drop was a result of last year’s high number coupled with a large number of lateral hires during the year.

In London, corporate and M&A lawyer Darren Acres was promoted to partner, alongside Milton Keynes-based employment and labour lawyer Sarah Beeby and Muscat-based litigation and dispute resolution lawyer Haleem Mohammed.

Acres originally qualified in his native South Africa at Glyn Marais, which was previously a member of Dentons’ Africa group before the firm launched its own Cape Town office in 2014. He joined Dentons in 2011.

Beeby qualified at legacy Shakespeares in Milton Keynes and joined Dentons in 2008.

These promotions follow the release of Dentons’ UKMEA 2015 LLP accounts, which show that the firm’s net profit increased from £36.9m to £41.6m.

The highest-paid member at Dentons received £838,000 compared to £703,000 in 2013/14.

The promotions do not include China, which will have a separate promotions round later in the year.

The full list of promotions

Canada

Calgary

  • Rachel Howie, litigation
  • April Kosten, employment and immigration
  • Nathan Roberts, corporate and M&A
  • Doug Schweitzer, restructuring, insolvency and bankruptcy

Edmonton

  • Claire Bond, litigation
  • Keith Hennel, tax
  • Ameen Tejani, financial institutions

Montreal

  • Charles Bardou, corporate

Ottawa

  • Kelly Elliott, financial institutions

Toronto

  • Jesse Brodlieb, tax
  • Heather Di Dio, pensions, benefits and executive compensation
  • Hartley Lefton, business law
  • Alexandra North, financial institutions
  • Christina Porretta, research

Vancouver

  • Cindy Cheuk, restructuring, insolvency and bankruptcy
  • Helen Park, business law and immigration

Europe

Brussels

  • Nadiya Nychay, competition and antitrust

Istanbul

  • Gülistan Baltacı, litigation
  • Semih Sander, litigation

Prague

  • Daniel Hurych, banking and finance

Warsaw

  • Tomasz Janas, energy
  • Michał Jochemczak, litigation
  • Aleksandra Minkowicz-Flanek, employment

UKMEA

London

  • Darren Acres, corporate and M&A

Milton Keynes

  • Sarah Beeby, employment

Muscat

  • Haleem Mohammed, litigation

US

Atlanta

  • Josh Curry, intellectual property and technology
  • Douglas Eingurt, corporate and M&A
  • David Gordon, restructuring, insolvency and bankruptcy
  • Petrina Hall McDaniel, litigation

Dallas

  • Mansi Desai, capital markets

Kansas City

  • Brian Baggott, litigation

Los Angeles

  • Frederic Norris Jr., litigation

New Jersey

  • Jonathan Jemison, litigation

New York

  • Shujaat Ali, capital markets
  • Kristina Beirne, corporate and M&A
  • Jill Allison Opell, insurance
  • Richard Stempler, real estate
  • Richard Williams, tax

Phoenix

  • Christopher Lee, hotels and leisure

San Francisco

  • Bonnie Lau, litigation and dispute resolution
  • Jason Ross, capital markets

St. Louis

  • Danette Davis, real estate
  • Rachel Milazzo, litigation

Washington, DC

  • Younggyu Kim, intellectual property and technology
  • Dana Pashkoff, government contracts
  • Erin Sheppard, government contracts