Thursday, March 27th, 2008, 17.30
…Meanwhile, Herbert Smith’s practice focus has seen little change, with corporate again gaining the largest number of new partners.
The group bagged a whopping seven of the new places in the equity, following two years of four new partners each time.
Notably, however, just one of those is based in London, with the Paris and Hong Kong corporate practices each gaining two new partners and Beijing and Tokyo receiving one new corporate partner apiece.
As mentioned in our previous Herbert Smith blog post (see below), the firm’s international associates are finally starting to win places on the equity sphere.
Unsurprisingly, given current market conditions the firm has also sought to swell its litigation and arbitration ranks after two years of promoting just one to the practice, upping that number to five this time around.
Elsewhere, the finance team, which received one new partner last year and two the year before, has been boosted with two promotions.
The real estate group – which saw three promotions in 2006-07, one in 2005-06 and two in 2004-05 – gained two new partners.
The firm’s employment practice has been favoured for the second year running with one new partner, while competition, which has not seen a partner promotion since the 2004-05 round, has also been boosted by one.
International – hot, hot , hot
Corporate – sunny
Litigation – very sunny
Anything else – fair to middling
Previous Partnership 2008 blogs.
Slaughter and May: ladies, long hours and longevity – Thursday, April 10th
Russell Jones & Walker: More to the core – Tuesday, April 8th
A&O in the Middle East: one new partner, back-up on the way – Monday, April 7th
Clifford Chance: Popham puts his money where his mouth is – Monday, April 7th
Nabarro, Hunton & Hosseini – Friday, April 4th
Addleshaws: managing associates – Friday, April 4th
Nabarro promotions down (under) – Thursday, April 3rd
Hunton & Williams: The London eye – Thursday, April 3rd
The corporate partnership: Superwomen only? – Wednesday, April 2nd
Ashurst promotions: expectation management – Wednesday, April 2nd
Pinsents’ Leeds’ ladies take the lead – Monday, March 31st
Herbies…continued… – Thursday, March 27th
Herbies shakes things up – Thursday, March 27th
Macfarlanes predicts a good year – Thursday, March 26th
Burges Salmon talks the talk – Wednesday, March 26th
Trowers promotions dwindle – Tuesday, March 25th
Wragges’ ups the firm’s real estate profile – Thursday, March 20th
Olswang‘s year of change – Thursday, March 20th
Camerons goes East – Wednesday, March 19th
Ince & Co: happy days for men in boats – Tuesday, March 18th
Freshfields refills partnership – Monday, March 17th