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Eversheds has made up 22 lawyers to its partnership, the same number as made the grade last year.
Half this year’s batch are based in the UK, continuing the pattern from last year when 12 of the new partners were UK based (12 April 2011). In 2010 the firm made up 19 new partners, eight of whom were based in the UK (19 April 2010).
The remaining half of this year’s new partners are based across the firm’s offices in China (1), Germany (2), South Africa (4), Sweden (1), Switzerland (1), Netherlands (1) and the United Arab Emirates (1), while 41 per cent are female.
From a practice area perspective company commercial has done best out of the 2012 round, with 11 new partners. Litigation and dispute management has received four new partners, human resources three and real estate two. South Africa-based chief financial officer and chief executive May-Elaine Thomson have also been made up.
The firm’s chief executive Bryan Hughes said in a statement: “These are exciting times for the legal industry as it adapts to the challenges which the global markets are presenting.
“Despite the many changes, we’ve always been clear about the need to invest in the future of our firm and in particular the talent that thrives here. These individuals are amongst our brightest talent in the world and join a growing partnership which acts as trusted advisors to an extensive global and blue chip client base. I’d like to congratulate them all on their outstanding achievement.”
The new partners are:
China Norman Hui, company commercial
Germany Frederick Foitzik, company commercial Daniel Scheerer, human resources
South Africa Mahashini Govender, company commercial Paul Labuschagne, business operations Reshana Pillay, litigation and dispute management May-Elaine Thomson, business operations
Sweden Tord Svensson, real estate
Switzerland Andrée Gal, company commercial
Netherlands Matthijs Bolkenstein, company commercial
UAE Aya Abuhassan, company commercial
UK Paul Maile, real estate Alexandra Worden, human resources Mark Satterly, company commercial Iwan Walters, company commercial Ben Wood, human resources Julia Woodward-Carlton, company commercial James Walsh, company commercial Andy Moody, litigation and dispute management Paula Gaddum, litigation and dispute management Alasdair Outhwaite, company commercial Rebecca Nicholas, litigation and dispute management