Clifford Chance leads magic circle firms’ promotions in Asia

News last week from Clifford Chance that seven of its 21 newly appointed partners were sat in Asia once again showed leading UK firms looking East for its then next batch of partners.

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Yun Kriegler

Clifford Chance had the largest promotions round in the region of all the magic circle with Linklaters making up six out of a total 21 promotions. Allen & Overy promoted three in Asia and, for the first time since it launched in Australia in 2010, promoted two in the jurisdiction.

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, however, kept its eyes on the West with eight of its 15 promotions happening in Europe and just one in Tokyo.

While it may not be good news for everyone it is fair to say that Asia Pacific associates have seen partnership promotion prospects rise in recent years.

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