A&O makes up 21 in global promotion round

Allen & Overy (A&O) has made up 21 partners across 13 offices in its annual round of promotions, with the majority of new partners coming from outside London.

Only six of the 21 new partners come from London, while New York had the next highest number of promotions, with three new partners.  The promotions take effect on 1 May.

The new partners come from banking, corporate, capital markets, litigation, real estate and risk management practices.

Andrew Digges, a banking partner on secondment to A&O’s associate firm in Jakarta (Ginting & Reksodiputro) has partner equivalent status, but remains a foreign legal consultant for regulatory reasons.

Managing partner Wim Dejonghe said: “Our partner promotions reflect client demand for advisers to be as global as they are. We are gearing up for the future, putting the right resources in the right places.

“In particular, we are continuing to invest in our French, German and US offices as well as increasing our capabilities in key emerging markets in the Middle East and Asia. Becoming a partner is a key milestone in a lawyer’s career. I would like to congratulate all the new partners on their promotion, and I look forward to seeing them shape the global firm that our clients need,” Dejonghe added.

In 2010 A&O made up 18 new partners, having promoted 20 in the previous year.

The new partners in full

Abu Dhabi: Nick Stuart – corporate

Amsterdam: Brechje van der Velden – litigation

Antwerp: Tom Schoors – litigation

Beijing: Jane Jiang – international capital markets

Bratislava: Renátus Kollár – banking

Dubai: Seth Jones – corporate

Frankfurt: Thomas Neubaum – banking

Hamburg: Nicolaus Ascherfeld – corporate

Jakarta: Andrew Digges – banking (partner equivalent status)

London: Duncan Bellamy – corporate
Sachin Davé – international capital markets
Jamie Durham – international capital markets
Simon Fuge – risk management
Anthony Sinclair – litigation
Christopher Woolf – real estate

Luxembourg: Frank Mausen – international capital markets

Munich: Alexander Veith – corporate

New York: Erwin Dweck – real estate
John Kibler – banking
David Lucking – international capital markets

Paris: Brice Henry – international capital markets