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Linklaters today (8 May) announced the names of the 31 lawyers who have been made up to the new global management level of counsel - a structure change which The Lawyer revealed yesterday.
The magic circle firm, last Tuesday (1 May), introduced of a new status between managing associate and partner known as global counsel.
To mark the change, the firm has made up a colossal 29 managing associates and two managing professional support lawyer to the post in twelve different jurisdictions.
Linklaters previously had consultants and counsels on a regional ad-hoc basis. The firm, however, felt these roles needed to be harmonised under the single name of counsel and applied across the firm globally.
Corporate had the biggest gains with 14 new counsel, finance and projects made up ten and commercial six.
London appointed 11, while New York and Paris made up four, Brussels three and Prague, Budapest, Beijing, Bratislava, Warsaw, Tokyo, Lisbon and Bangkok all gaining one.
The associates made up are as follows:
Mike Bienenfeld - mainstream corporate, London (US practice) Kamil Blazek - mainstream corporate, Prague David Davies - mainstream corporate, Budapest Pia Lavrysen - mainstream corporate, Brussels Mat Lewis - mainstream corporate, Beijing (US practice) Miroslav Trencan - mainstream corporate, Bratislava Eckart Wagner - competition/antitrust, Brussels Pierre Zelenko - competition/antitrust, Paris Nancy Keuning-Price - employee incentives, London Elke Duden - employment, Brussels Darren Isaacs - employment, London Sarah Boswall - financial markets, London Sarah Parkhouse - financial markets, London Neil Bowden - pensions, London
Finance & Projects: Robert David - banking, Prague Danelle Le Cren - banking, New York Edith Au-Yeung - capital markets, Tokyo Steve Chojnacki - capital markets, Bangkok (US practice) Véronique Delaittre - capital markets, Paris Deanna Dickerson - capital markets, New York Stephen Double - capital markets, New York Emmanuel Lebaube - capital markets, Paris Paulette Mastin - capital markets, London Julia Smithers Excell - capital markets, London (PSL) François April - projects, Paris
Commercial: Krystyna Szczepanowska-Kozlowska - IP, Warsaw Joe Schmit - litigation, New York Kirstin Warley - real estate, London (construction PSL) Patrick Dewerbe - tax, Lisbon Valerie Leipheimer - tax, London (US practice) Stephen Pevsner - tax, London