Weil promotes 20 but just one in London

Weil Gotshal & Manges has promoted 20 lawyers to its partnership, although London only generated one promotion.

Finance specialist Michael Nicklin was the only person promoted to the firm’s partnership in London, despite the New York-headquartered firm’s continuing focus on private equity.

However, Jeannie Tan, a securitisation specialist, was also promoted to counsel in London. Both promotions are effective from 1 January 2007.

Thirteen of the promotions were in the US – five in New York, three in Washington DC, two in Dallas, two in Houston and one in Boston.

The remaining six promotions where divided between Paris, Shanghai, Warsaw and Frankfurt – with Warsaw and Frankfurt receiving two each.