London bags one in Sullivan partnership promotions

White shoe firm Sullivan & Cromwell has elected eight associates to the partnership.

The newly elected partners, effective 1 January 2007, include London EC competition specialist Juan Rodriguez, who joined at the end of 2000 from BP, where he was EC antitrust counsel.

The firm’s New York headquarters promoted litigators Jeffrey Chapman and Stacey Friedman, financial institutions lawyer Michael Escue and M&A lawyer Brian Hamilton.

In Washington DC, it promoted litigator Julia Jordan and corporate lawyer Eric Kadel, and in Los Angeles, it promoted finance lawyer Hydee Feldstein.

Sullivan & Cromwell fell by one place in The Lawyer’s Global 100 rankings this year, managing just a 5 per cent increase in total revenue. Turnover rose from $833m (£457.6m) to $875m (£480.8m) in 2005.

Sullivan partners enjoyed an average PEP $2.4m (£1.32m), up just 2.5 per cent on the year before.