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Taylor Wessing has promoted 12 lawyers to its partnership with the majority based in Germany in a reduced promotions round.
As in 2012 (9 May 2012) and 2013 (26 April 2013), the majority of the firm’s promotions are heavily Germany-focused. For this round the firm has made seven partner appointments in Germany including two in Munich, two in Berlin, two in Hamburg and one in Dusseldorf.
In the UK the firm has focused primarily on corporate technology and finance with the promotion of three partners - corporate technology duo Andrew Davis and Phil Shepherd and finance lawyer Amar Ali.
In addition, two lawyers have been promoted in Warsaw, with Sylwester Zydowiczpromoted in the real estate practice and Krystian Stanasiukmade up in employment and pensions.
In a statement managing partner Tim Eyles praised this round for having a “real instinct for business” - echoing a previous interview with The Lawyer in which Eyles discussed the changing role of lawyers as business consultants (14 February 2014).
The promotions take Taylor Wessing’s partnership up to 400. However there is little change in the diversity stakes, with no women promoted in this latest round.
In total, the firm’s number of promotions have dropped compared to last year, when the firm made up four women from associate to partner in a 16-strong annual promotions round (26 April 2013).
The promotions in full:
Amar Ali, finance, London Johannes Callet, real estate, Berlin Andrew Davis, corporate technology, London Mike Goldammer, China group, Munich Dennis Lüers, employment & pensions, Munich Guido Norman Motz, employment & pensions, Dusseldorf Norman Röchert, capital markets, Berlin Alexander Rodion Roth, M&A, Hamburg Phil Shepherd, corporate technology, London Krystian Stanasiuk, employment & pensions, Warsaw Jens Wiesner, finance, Hamburg Sylwester Zydowicz, real estate, Warsaw