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Linklaters gains 18 new partners, six in London

Magic circle firm Linklaters has promoted 18 to its partnership, favouring London on a regional basis and corporate on a practice group basis. Magic circle firm Linklaters has promoted 18 to its partnership, favouring London on a regional basis and corporate on a practice group basis. Unlike rival Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, which announced its promotions […]

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Linklaters has hired a UBS managing director to co-head its US practice and head up its tax practice group. Larry Byrne Lewis Steinberg, who until now has been a managing director and global head of the strategic solutions group within UBS’s investment banking group, will join the magic circle firm’s New York office as partner. […]

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McDermott Will & Emery has elected partners Jeffrey Stone and Peter Sacripanti as joint chairman of the firm. New York-based partner Sacripanti and Chicago partner Stone will take up the role on 1 January 2010 after beating Washington DC partner Bobby Burchfield in an election contest. Stone said: “We’re honoured to lead the firm through […]

Lovells promotes 19 to partnership

Lovells has promoted 19 to its partnership, pushing the firm’s total tally of partners up to 365 across its international network. The promotions are spread across the firm’s international network with Continental Europe gaining 10 partners, with one being made up in Asia and two gaining partnership in the US. Meanwhile, the firm’s London office […]

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