Lovells has promoted a total of 46 lawyers to its of counsel role, with the appointments spread across a broad range of practice groups.
A total of 27 of the promotions have been made in continental Europe, with 11 in London, six in Asia and two in the US, with the role known as ‘of counsel’, ‘counsel’ or ‘consultant’ depending on the jurisdiction.
Managing partner David Harris said: “I am delighted to be able to confirm these appointments to what is a senior and now well-established role within our international practice.
“This status recognises those senior lawyers who perform at the highest level and who contribute to the firm in a variety of ways beyond pure fee-earning. Promotion to this role therefore represents a significant career milestone.”
In a change from this year’s partnership promotions, when the intellectual property, media and technology (IPMT) group gained the greatest share (The Lawyer, 11 April 2008), the corporate practice has fared best out of this round, gaining 13 of counsels.
IPMT gained the second largest number, seven, with banking and real estate also faring well with six apiece.
Imran Mufti - Consultant - Dubai, Banking Damon So - Consultant - Hong Kong, Construction Kelly Naphtali - Consultant - Hong Kong, BRI Andrew Cobden - Consultant - Hong Kong, IPMT James Fong - Consultant - Hong Kong, Corporate Geoffrey Lin - Consultant - Shanghai, IPMT
London Rachel Ash - Of Counsel - Corporate Simon Barnes - Of Counsel - Competition Felicity Cole - Of Counsel - Corporate Claire Fallows - Of Counsel - Real Estate Benjamin Higson - Of Counsel - Corporate Paul Joukador - Of Counsel - Corporate Steven McEwan - Of Counsel - Corporate Amit Nayyar - Of Counsel - Corporate Siobhan Thomson - Of Counsel - Dispute Resolution Kerry Westwell-Hockley - Of Counsel - Tax Keith Woodhouse - Of Counsel - Corporate
Continental Europe Tobias Dolde - Counsel - Alicante, IPMT Huub van Osch - Counsel - Amsterdam, Employment Sjoerd Meijer - Counsel - Amsterdam, Corporate Manon Cordewener - Counsel - Amsterdam, Corporate Polo van der Putt - Counsel - Amsterdam, IPMT Kerstin Pallinger - Counsel - Düsseldorf, Competition Tobias von Gostomski - Counsel - Frankfurt, Banking Richard Reimer - Counsel - Frankfurt, Banking Dirk Debald - Counsel - Frankfurt, Real Estate Daniel Froesch - Counsel - Frankfurt, Dispute Resolution Dieter Strubenhoff - Counsel - Hamburg, Dispute Resolution Morten Petersenn - Counsel - Hamburg, IPMT Graciela Llaneza - Counsel - Madrid, Corporate Taras Oksyuk - Consultant - Moscow, Real Estate Alexander Rymko - Consultant - Moscow, Banking Christian Herweg - Counsel - Munich, Banking Ann-Christine Hamisch - Counsel - Munich, Employment/Pensions Ombline Ancelin-Menais - Counsel - Paris, Competition Jane Seager - Counsel - Paris, IPMT Mikael Salmela - Counsel - Paris, Corporate Nicolas Not - Counsel - Paris, Tax Baptiste Gelpi - Counsel - Paris, Capital Markets Christophe Garin - Counsel - Paris, Dispute Resolution Caroline Varlet - Counsel - Paris, Real Estate Howard Chapman - Counsel - Prague, Corporate Justyna Szwech - Counsel - Warsaw, Real Estate Piotr Łaska - Counsel - Warsaw, Real Estate
US Bryan Vogel - Of Counsel - New York, IPMT Judy Collins - Of Counsel - New York, Banking