A&O management elections: the runners and riders

The race for Allen & Overy‘s (A&O) future management is on, as a total of four candidates have stepped forward to take over the top two roles at the firm.

Belgian managing partner and co-head of corporate Wim Dejonghe will be running against London finance partner and management board member Boyan Wells in the fight for the managing partner post.

Fighting for Guy Beringer’s senior partner post will be long-tipped contender and current managing partner David Morley and Richard Cranfield, who heads the global corporate practice.

The firm declined to comment on the nominations but confirmed in a pre-prepared statement that the elections are taking place and results will be announced by the end of February 2008.

Outgoing managing partner Morley and senior partner Beringer will complete their terms of office and step down on 30 April 2008.