Trowers & Hamlins has made up 11 partners in its annual round of promotions, with seven of the new members based in London.
This latest batch of new partners is the largest at the firm in a number of years. In 2011 Trowers made up six new partners, all of whom were women, while in 2010 the firm promoted four lawyers to partner (30 March 2010).
Seven of the new partners this year are based in the firm’s London office. They are: corporate lawyers Nick Green, Nick Harrisingh and Tim Nye; IP specialist Caroline Hayward; banking and finance lawyer Katharine Lewis; disputes specialist Lucas Pitts and Tom Wigley, who focuses on international projects.
The rest of those made up hail from the Middle East – two in Abu Dhabi (Saleem Adam and Edmund Sia, who advise on IT and projects matters, respectively) and two in Bahrain (projects and construction lawyer Paula Boast and corporate lawyer Brian Howard).
In a statement Trowers’ senior partner Jonathan Adlington said: “The appointment of 11 new partners is a reflection of our development here in the UK and internationally.
“Over a third of the new intake of partners are from our international offices, which emphasises Trowers’ commitment to our practices in Abu Dhabi and Bahrain and the importance we place on our offering there.
“The promotions in our corporate department is a strong testament to the successes we’ve had in this area and our continued strategy to develop it further.”
Trowers has 124 partners across offices in London, Manchester, Exeter and Birmingham in the UK, and Middle East offices in Abu Dhabi, Bahrain, Dubai, Cairo and Oman.