Nabarro has elected seven associates to partnership, the biggest number in two years, which brings the firm’s total to 127.
The biggest beneficiary was pure corporate, underlining Nabarro’s push into this area in recent years; London associates Richard Beavan and Russell Holden, who both trained with the firm, got the nod.
Historically Nabarro has made more corporate lateral partner hires into the partnership than internal promotions. Over the last three years it has hired nine into the corporate department.
Today’s announcement (Tuesday 27 March) means that the corporate group has had three new partners in the same time period.
The wider real estate-related practices have bagged a total of three; Jonathan Cantor in corporate real estate, Joshua Risso-Gill in planning and Jeremy Shields in real estate. Also promoted were Glen Flannery in restructuring and Louise Gellman in IP.
The number represents a return to level of promotions in 2005 and 2004, when the firm elected seven each year.
Senior partner Simon Johnston said: “It is notable this year that four of our candidates were trainees with the firm, and one will be working on a part-time basis. They will make great additions to our growing partnership.”