CMS has promoted 44 of its lawyers to partner across 26 offices for 2017, with Olswang and Nabarro each making up two associates before the firms enter into their three-way merger.

In London, CMS has promoted the dispute resolution team’s David Bridge, pensions’ Caroline Kurup, and TMT’s Paul Silver.

In Edinburgh, real estate lawyer Amy Norton and TMT specialist Duncan Turner have made the cut, while another real estate lawyer, Kirsten Partridge, gets the nod in Glasgow.

Patent attorney Helen Wallis and commercial litigator Luke Pardey are the Olswang lawyers who have been made up.

The Nabarro promotions are the real estate team’s David Crossley and the corporate team’s Jack Shepherd.

Women make up 27 per cent of the 48 promotions across the three firms.

CMS UK senior partner Penelope Warne said: “We are delighted to welcome our 48 new partners and congratulate them on this significant achievement.”

CMS, Nabarro and Olswang partner promotions 2017: in full

Banking & International Finance

  • Dr. Kerstin Block (Hamburg)
  • Andrea Zubović-Devedžić (Sarajevo) 

Corporate and Commercial

  • Ulrich Becker (Frankfurt)
  • Dr. Tobias Grau (Stuttgart)
  • Dr. Christoph Lächler (Stuttgart)
  • Dr. Michael Wangemann (Munich)
  • Dr. Jochen Lux (Leipzig)
  • Dr Daniel Jenny (Zurich)
  • Dr. Falk Lichtenstein (Beijing)
  • Daniela Murer (Milan)
  • Jack Shepherd (London) – NABARRO
  • Herman van Aerts (Amsterdam)

Competition & EU and Public Procurement

  • Marquard Christen (Zurich)
  • Francesca Sutti (Milan)
  • Dr. Dieter Zandler (Vienna) 

Compliance

  • Florian Block (Munich)

Dispute Resolution & Arbitration

  • David Bridge (London)
  • Luke Pardey (London) – OLSWANG
  • Horia Draghici (Bucharest)
  • Pierre Ducret (Geneva)
  • Jorge Sánchez (Barcelona) 

Employment and Pensions

  • Sophie Berg (Brussels)
  • Caroline Kurup (London)
  • Sofia Mateus (Lisbon)
  • César Navarro (Madrid)

Energy, Projects & Construction

  • Đorđe Popović (Belgrade)
  • Randall Walker (Dubai)

Insurance

  • Thomas Böhm (Vienna) 

IP

  • Paola Nunziata (Rome)
  • Helen Wallis (London) – OLSWANG

Real Estate

  • David Crossley (London) – NABARRO
  • Johanna Hofmann (Frankfurt)
  • Dr. Christiane Kappes (Hamburg)
  • Amy Norton (Edinburgh)
  • Álvaro Otero (Madrid)
  • Kirsten Partridge (Glasgow)
  • Dr. Thorsten Schätzlein (Düsseldorf)
  • Jozsef Varady (Budapest)

Tax

  • Herman Boersen (Amsterdam)
  • Mark Cagienard (Zurich)
  • Diego de Miguel (Madrid)
  • Stephane Bouvier (Paris)
  • Pierre Carcelero (Paris)
  • Dimitar Hadjiveltchev (Paris)
  • Johann Roc’h (Paris)
  • Christophe Vézinhet (Paris)

TMT

  • Paul Silver (London)
  • Duncan Turner (Edinburgh)