Promotions halve to four at Osborne Clarke

Osborne Clarke has promoted four lawyers to the partnership – a significant reduction on last year’s total of eight.

This year the South West firm focused on London and Germany at the expense of its Bristol base.

Managing ;partner Simon Beswick said: “The promotions reflect our commitment to growing our business internationally and in the UK, as well as demonstrating our commitment to strengthening our offering in the City.”

The firm promoted two lawyers in Cologne, Gerd Hoor and Annabel Lehnen, who are in the corporate and employment teams respectively.

The other two promotions were London-based real estate lawyer John Baird and corporate lawyer Simon Smith.

Last ;year ;the ;firm promoted in all of the above practice areas, but also in the commercial and litigation departments.