Chadbourne anoints one City partner in three-strong promotions round

US firm Chadbourne & Parke has promoted London-based international partner Konstantin Osipov to its partnership amid a modest round of three promotions.

Osipov focuses his practice on M&A, corporate governance, private equity and dispute resolution and his clients have included Russian banks, European companies and shareholders on a range of Russian and multi-jurisdictional matters.

The London lawyer was promoted to the partnership alongside New York attorneys Benjamin Koenigsberg and Erez Tucner. The international partner role is equivalent to the salaried partner rank.

Chadbourne managing partner Andrew Giaccia said in a statement: “I congratulate Erez, Benjamin and Konstantin on this career milestone and am proud to welcome them to the partnership.

“These three attorneys have consistently demonstrated their dedication and responsiveness to client needs, as well as their exceptional legal acumen and professionalism.”

Koenigsberg concentrates his practice on project development, financings, public-private partnerships, hedge transactions, acquisitions and sales relating to complex power, transportation, natural gas and other infrastructure projects.

Tucner advises clients on corporate, international and personal tax matters. He represents US and non-US corporations, partnerships and high-net-worth individuals in structuring and negotiating the tax and business aspects of their operations, and in domestic and cross-border M&A, reorganisations and financing transactions.

The small round of promotions follows a move by many US firms to cut back on partner promotions in the City since the financial crisis.

K&L Gates and Latham & Watkins made up just one London partner each earlier this year, while Bingham McCutchen and Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy did not make up any partners in the City.

Chadbourne’s City office also suffered a setback with the loss of two key insolvency partners, Alper Deniz and Adrian Harris, in July, with the latter joining Brown Rudnick’s London office (13 July 2011).