Mayer Brown promotes a bumper crop to partner

Mayer Brown has made up an astonishing 10 new partners in London, more than the firm has made in total during the last three years.

Mayer Brown promotes a bumper crop to partner” />Mayer Brown has made up a bumper crop of 10 new partners in London, more than the firm has made in total during the last three years.

Between 2004 and 2007 the firm made up a total of eight associates in the City, two last year, six the year before an none in 2004.

The firm’s global vice chairman Paul Maher said: “The number of promotions globally and the breadth of practices that they represent demonstrate Mayer Brown’s clear intention to grow the practice, both through hiring high profile laterals and also organically.”

The firm made up 16 partners across its European offices (including London) and 43 worldwide. This is a big boost on the 34 that were promoted last year and 33 the year before.

The corporate practice has been the greatest beneficiary of the promotions, gaining a total of six new partners. Two of the six – David Bates and Stephen Beales – are based in London with one apiece in Paris and Cologne and a further two in Frankfurt.

The insurance and reinsurance practice has gained two partners, both of whom are based in London. They are Wendy Allen-Rodney and Lindsay McQuillian.

In the London finance practice Stephen Day and Rachel Speight have been made up while Bernadette Daley has been promoted in employment, Sandy Bhogal in tax, Stuart Pickford in litigation and Ian Wright in pensions.

Other European promotions include a tax partner in Paris and an IP partner in Frankfurt. All 16 will take up their new posts at the beginning of January.

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