Osborne Clarke has promoted four lawyers to the partnership, a significant drop on last year’s total of eight.
This year the Bristol-based firm focussed on London and Germany.
It promoted two lawyers in Cologne – Gerd Hoor and Annabel Lehnen – who are in the corporate and employment teams respectively.
The other two promotions were London-based real estate lawyer John Baird and corporate lawyer Simon Smith.
Last year the firm promoted in all of the above practice areas, but also made up in the commercial and litigation departments.