Watson Farley promotes nine to partner

Watson, Farley & Williams has promoted nine to the partnership, with the largest single number – five – being made up in London.

Elsewhere Asia and Europe came up trumps – with one promotion apiece in Bangkok, Paris, Rome and Singapore.

Corporate was the biggest winner – taking five promotions. Three of these were in London, one in Rome and one in Singapore. The other new London-based partners are in shipping finance and projects and structured finance.

Paris saw one promotion to tax, Rome and Singapore to corporate and Bangkok made up one to litigation.

Overall the firm promoted two women out of the group of nine.

The new partners, joining from 1 May 2008 are:

Chris Kilburn, corporate (London)
Patrick Kirkby, shipping finance (London)
Philip Mace, corporate (London)
Sandra Sinclair-Hughes, project and structured finance (London)
Mark Tooke, corporate (London)
Nathalie Cormery, tax (Paris)
Elvezio Santarelli, corporate (Rome)
Damian Adams, corporate (Singapore)
Ratthakarn Boonnua, litigation (Bangkok)