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Corporate and finance were the big winners as Clifford Chance announced its biggest round of partnership promotions in four years.
Thirty-seven lawyers make it into the Clifford Chance partnership. The new partners include 13 in London, with corporate and finance both gaining three apiece. Overall, corporate gained 12 new partners and finance made up nine. London promotions were also made in litigation, real estate and capital markets.
Managing partner Peter Cornell said: "I'm delighted to admit 37 lawyers into the partnership this year, the largest number we've promoted for some years. They represent all practice areas within the firm and 13 of our worldwide offices."
This round of promotions is the largest the magic circle firm has made in the past four years, according to The Lawyer Careers Report 2006. Thirty lawyers made it into the partnership in 2005-06, 18 in 2004-05 and 31 in 2003-04.