Squire Sanders Hammonds has announced its first round of partnership promotions since the merger between Hammonds and Squire Sanders & Dempsey in January 2011, promoting 18 lawyers.
Seven of the new partners are from the firm’s UK offices – five are based in London and two in Leeds. Four of the new partners are in Brussels, while one is in Madrid. The rest are spread across the US.
Three lawyers - Barbara Bolton Litten from West Palm Beach and Iain McPhie and Robert Stup from Washington DC – were made principals at the firm.
Seven of the new partners’ promotions took effect on 1 January, while the rest will take effect on 1 May.
Partner promotions that came into effect on 1 January:
Michael Cullers, taxation and benefits, Cleveland Matthew Holman, corporate transactions, finance and governance, Phoenix Ann LaFrance, communications, London Rostislav Pekař, international dispute resolution, Prague Sarah Rathke, litigation, Cleveland Sara Regan, litigation, Phoenix Aaron Seamon, financial services, Columbus
Partner promotions taking effect on 1 May:
Kirsty Bartlett, pensions, London
Gonzalo de Frutos, taxation and benefits, Madrid
Oliver Geiss, antitrust and competition, Brussels Richard Hunt, corporate transactions, finance and governance, Leeds Matthew Ingram, financial services, Leeds Annabel Mace, labour and employment, London Claire Scott-Priestley, corporate transactions, finance and governance, London Cristiana Spontoni, antitrust and competition, Brussels Guillaume Taillandier, antitrust and competition, Brussels Anthony Van der Hauwaert, corporate transactions, finance and governance, Brussels Caroline Waite, corporate transactions, finance and governance, London