Ropes & Gray promotes one City partner in 10-strong round

Boston-headquartered Ropes & Gray has made up 10 partners across its international offices including London finance counsel Tania Bedi.

Bedi, who joined the firm in April from the London office of US rival White & Case, focuses on LBOs, acquisition finance and restructuring transactions. She recently advised  Telenet Finance Luxembourg SCA in its €500m senior secured notes issuance for TPG.

London co-managing partner Maurice Allen said: “Tania’s promotion demonstrates the firm’s commitment to London and to our vision of creating a new generation of leaders from within Ropes & Gray. We’ve built a team of eight partners, one counsel and 18 associates in London in just 10 months, and we’d expect continued strong growth through 2011.”

The news comes after the firm’s London office was boosted with the arrival of bankruptcy and restructuring partner James Douglas from New Zealand firm Minter Ellison Rudd Watts, and high yield associate Michael Kazakevich, who joined from the New York office of Cahill Gordon & Reindel in New York.

Four partner promotions were made in the firm’s Boston office and three in New York. The other promotions were in the firm’s Silicon Valley and Hong Kong offices.