Ashurst has made up 12 lawyers to partner from 1 May in its annual promotions round, with seven sitting in the London headquarters.
The move increases the firm’s proportion of partners based outside of the UK to 52 per cent compared with 47 per cent following its 2012 promotions.
It has added four partners in corporate, three in energy, transport and infrastructure, two in real estate and one each in banking, disputes and tax.
In addition to the seven City additions, two have been made up in Madrid and one each in Hong Kong, Paris and Rome.
The promotions exclude Ashurst Australia, which makes partners up separately in July (2 July 2012).
Senior partner Charlie Geffen said in a statement: “I would like to congratulate the partners on their promotions. They are all highly talented lawyers with outstanding leadership qualities. We are confident they will make a significant contribution to their practices, deliver excellence for our clients and enhance Ashurst’s credentials as a premier global law firm.”
Rome corporate counsel Aian Abbas is the firm’s only female partner promotion this year. In total, 13 per cent of the partnership will now be women, the firm said.
Ashurst’s partner promotions in full:
Rob Aird (London)
Aian Abbas (Rome)
Karan Dinamani (London)
Jonathan Hsui (Hong Kong)
Ross Ollerhead (London)
Pierre-Emmanuel Fender (Paris)
Energy, transport and infrastructure
Manuel Lopéz (Madrid)
Nikhil Markanday (London)
Nick Rainsford (London)
Matthew Bool (London)
Ben Patton (London)
Javier Hernández Galante (Madrid)