The Lawyer Hot 100 2012
In 2011 a large number of US firms took on Hong Kong law capability through lateral hires.
Wragge & Co competition head Bernadine Adkins had a standout 2011.
As one of the junior partners on Linklaters’ big-ticket Glencore account David Avery-Gee has made a name for himself as one of the firm’s most promising young corporate lawyers.
Ropes & Gray finance partner Tania Bedi has had a great year since being promoted to partner at the beginning of 2011 – the firm’s first promotion since launching in the City in January 2010.
Even when the market’s opinion of SNR Denton’s Emea business wavered following patchy financial results, the firm’s projects practice and network in Africa were still seen as jewels in its crown.
Charmian Averty’s relationship with insurance group Resolution began before she moved there as in-house counsel in 2009.
Not many lawyers can claim to have taken on movie mogul George Lucas and won, but that is exactly what SC Andrew name partner Seamus Andrew did in 2011.
Christina Blacklaws was recently hired as the Co-operative’s new head of strategy and policy and will lead the organisation’s pioneering foray into alternative business structures (ABSs).
Having successfully stewarded legal aid firm TV Edwards through no fewer than eight mergers, the Co-operative knew it was on to something good when it poached the firm’s managing partner Jenny Beck.
To those in the know, Jonathan Adkin has been tipped for success for some time.
Over the latter part of 2011 The Lawyer’s editorial team embarked on one of our most enjoyable projects of the year: picking 100 high-achieving names for our annual celebration of talent that is the Hot 100.