Camerons promotes eight as part of 34-strong CMS promos round

CMS Cameron McKenna has announced its partner promotions with eight UK lawyers being made up in global round of 34 appointments across the CMS network.

Duncan Weston
Duncan Weston

The UK firm is promoting real estate lawyers Danielle Drummond Brassington and Ashley Damiral, capital markets lawyer Michael Cavers, energy expert Olivia Quaid, pensions specialist Dominic Harris and disputes lawyer Juan Crosby to the London partnership alongside corporate lawyer James Parkes and competition lawyer Caroline Hobson.

The promotions, which take effect from 1 May, are down 50 per cent on last year (3 May 2011).

Across the international CMS network, there are a further 26 partner promotions, in key sectors and practices such as TMT, maritime and IP.

The promotions span 12 offices, with a dozen partners appointed between Stuttgart, Hamburg, Frankfurt and Cologne, six in Paris, three in Vienna, two apiece in the Netherlands and Italy and one in Brussels.

In addition, there are two lateral hires – tax lawyers Stefano Chirichigno in the Rome office and Victor Hernan in Madrid. They join from Di Tanno e Associati and KPMG Abogados, respectively.

CMS management said that with the addition of Portuguese arm CMS RPA in January 2012 the total number of additional partners in the CMS network is 50.

Camerons managing partner Duncan Weston said: “Our 50 new partners who are based in various offices across Europe will strengthen the scope and scale of our practice areas and will add depth to the sector expertise that we offer our clients.

“We now have 780 partners across Europe and beyond. Congratulations to all the new partners on their achievement and I look forward to working with them.”  

The new partners are:

Caroline Hobson – competition
James Parkes – corporate
Juan Crosby – commercial, regulatory and disputes
Dominic Harris – pensions
Olivia Quaid – energy
Michael Cavers – financial services
Danielle Drummond Brassington – real estate
Ashley Damiral – real estate

International partner promotions

Vincenzo Giangiacomo (Rome)
Till Benjamin Liebau (Frankfurt)
Kai-Guido Schick (Stuttgart)
Jacob Siebert (Hamburg)
Commercial, Regulatory and Disputes
Bas Baks (Utrecht)
Thomas Lennarz (Stuttgart)
Martin Krause (Cologne)
Human Capital
Pierre Bonneau (Employment – Paris)
Martin Luetzeler (Employment and payments – Cologne)
Infrastructure and Project Finance
Thomas Hamerl  (Vienna)
Matthias Schlingmann  (Hamburg)
Real Estate
Aline Divo (Paris)
Femke Stroucken  (Amsterdam)
Niklas Ganssauge (Hamburg)
Jakob Steiff (Frankfurt)
Johannes Hysek (Vienna)
Intellectual Property
Anne-Laure Villedieu (Paris)
Heike Blank (Cologne)
Michael Kamps (Cologne)
Frank Linde (Hamburg)
Carlo Romano (Rome)
Elisabeth Ashworth (Paris)
Xavier Daluzeau (Paris)
Daniel Gutmann (Paris)
Olivier Querinjean  (Brussels)
Sibylle Novak (Vienna)