Taylor Wessing has made up 12 associates to its partnership, with just two in London, in a reduced round of partner promotions.
The number of new partners made up at the firm has come down from 17 last year and 19 in 2008.
Taylor Wessing’s German offices have seen the bulk of this year’s promotions. Three of the new partners are based in Düsseldorf with a further three in Hamburg. London and Paris will have two new partners apiece, with one each coming from Berlin and Munich.
In terms of practice areas, corporate and IP have received the biggest boosts with three new partners apiece.
Managing partner Tim Eyles said:”Beyond their technical ability, these individuals have all demonstrated a depth of knowledge of the industries in which they operate that allows them to offer the instinctively commercial advice that our clients so value. It’s with great pleasure that we welcome our new partners.”