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Reed Smith has announced its largest-ever round of promotions, in a move that beefs up its US offices with 30 new partners out of 43 globally. The latest string of promotions outnumber last year‘s figures, when the firm promoted 23 partners worldwide. The largest proportion of the promotions this year went to the US (30), […]

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Norton Rose Fulbright has kicked off 2019 by announcing 46 partner promotions across its global offices, after switching to an American-style calendar year-end last year. The firm did not make any partner promotions at all in 2018, having overhauled its financial reporting following its merger with US firm Chadbourne & Parke in 2016. The largest portion of the […]

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Mayer Brown’s global promotions hit seven-year high

Mayer Brown is to make up 34 lawyers to partner next year, its highest global round since 2012 when 39 promotions took effect. Four City partners have been made up; employment lawyer Giles Bywater, banking and finance lawyer Merryn Craske and litigators James Morris and James Whitaker. Morris trained at Nabarro and Craske at Baker McKenzie, […]

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