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Norton Rose promotions drop by a third" />Norton Rose has promoted 16 associates to its partnership, a drop of 30 per cent compared to last year when the firm made up 23.
Peter Martyr, Norton Rose chief executive, said the fall in the number of promotions was not an issue.
"We've had a slight dip on last year but we're happy with those that have been made up," said Martyr. "The promotions were based on merit and so some didn't make the mark this year."
Martyr said that the new partners have been made up in the firm's core areas and this maintains a status quo across Norton Rose's practice areas.
"This year we've seen 35 new partners and the year before 40. This has been because once we managed to get our business straight we've been able to concentrate on getting more strength and depth," said Martyr.
Banking was the largest growth area with six new partners, followed by corporate finance with three.
Competition and disputes both took two, while real estate, tax and construction received one a piece.
The promotions see London take on the most new partners, followed by Munich and Amsterdam with three. Dubai takes two, while Brussels, Prague and Shanghai take one each.
The new partners:
Daphne Broerse: Infrastructure Remco Smorenburg: Tax Paul Vine: Banking
Brussels Christian Filippitsch: Competition and regulatory
Dubai Martin Preston: Construction Oliver Charlesworth: Banking
London Davide Barzilai: Islamic finance Dorian Drew: Dispute resolution Radford Goodman: Dispute David Hawkins: Real estate Mark Tricker: Competition
Munich Klaus Bader: Corporate finance Duncan Batchelor: Asset finance Jamie Nowak: Corporate finance and employment