A&O unveils reduced partnership promotions round

Allen & Overy (A&O) has unveiled its smallest partnership promotions round since 2010, with 19 being taken into the fold.

The firm’s banking practice has seen the biggest intake, with seven made up across A&O’s global network. The practice has been boosted by new partners in, among other jurisdictions, Singapore, Belgium, Frankfurt, London and Singapore.

By contrast the firm’s litigation employment practice were joined by just one partner apiece, with Markulf Behrendt promoted in the Hamburg employment group and David Por made up in the Paris disputes group. That said, the firm also added to arbitration group with two promotions.

London saw the largest number of new partners with six promoted, while Hong Kong added three to the partnership.

The number of promotions is down 17 per cent on 2012, when 23 were added (30 March 2012). In 2011 21 lawyers made the grade (4 April 2011) and in 2010 it was 18 (31 March 2010).

The promotions in full are:


Zeeger de Jongh – Banking


Yves Van Pul – Banking


Franz Bernhard Herding – Banking


Malte-Matthias Holthaus – Corporate

Markulf Behrendt – Employment

Hong Kong

David Kuo – Corporate

Frances van Eupen – International Arbitration

John Lee – International Capital Markets


Charles Yorke – Tax

Jeffrey Sullivan – International Arbitration

Kevin Young – Banking

Sara Pickersgill – Corporate

Theo Trayhurn – International Capital Markets

Tom Grant – International Capital Markets


David Por – Litigation

Romaric Lazerges – Corporate


Gautam Narasimhan – Banking


Scott Neilson – Banking


Dan Cocker – Banking