CMS Cameron Mckenna has made up 30 partners in its latest promotions round but Dundas & Wilson has only promoted one ahead of the merger between both firms this week (1 May).
She is one of only five new UK partners made up, all based in energy, construction and real estate. Last year CMS made up nine partners in the UK as part of its 31-strong promotions round (30 April 2013) and the previous round it made up eight in London alone (4 April 2012).
The Edinburgh-based partner is also one of only nine women who make up under 30 per cent of the new promotions.
Dundas made up 10 senior associates to partner in 2013 including seven women, the biggest promotions round for several years (1 May 2013). The year before it promoted four new partners. Nine of the promotions in 2013 were in the firm’s London office, instead its Aberdeen office received two new partners and its Edinburgh and Aberdeen offices both gained four each (30 April 2014).
The bulk of CMS’ new partners are in Germany, which has taken on nine partners in total. France has taken on three new partners and Bulagria, Hungary, Switzerland and the Netherlands have all also received new partners.
The promotions are split across 12 of the firm’s practice areas with six corporate partners promoted, four energy and construction partners and four employment partners. Last year the firm also made up 31 partners compared to 34 in 2012.
The introduction of the new partners will five the firm 830 in total when the merger with Dundas goes live next week.
In 2012/13 CMS’ partners injected £7.7m capital introduced by members, compared to just £800,000 in 2011/12 according to the LLP accounts (21 January 2013). That compared to £1.5m introduced last year, when the firm was also affected by £2.2m of also saw losses from its Moscow joint venture up from £1.1m the previous year. That prompted an increse in shareholder loans to the Moscow office up from £97,000 in 2012 to £3.6m in 2013 (16 January 2014).
2014 partner promotions in full
Marc-Etienne Sébire – Banking, France
Simona Marin – Banking, Romania
Beltrán Gómez de Zayas – Banking, Spain
Arnaud Hugot – Corporate, France
Lars Eckhoff – Corporate, Germany
Dr. Eckart Gottschalk – Corporate, Germany
Dr. Martina Schmid – Corporate, Germany
Ellen Gielen – Corporate, Netherlands
Matteo Ciminelli – Corporate, Italy
Assen Georgiev – Commercial, regulatory and disputes, Bulgaria
Martin Wodraschke – Commercial, regulatory and disputes, Hungary
Clemens von Zedtwitz – Commercial, regulatory and disputes, Switzerland
Lukas Janicek – Energy, projects, construction, Czech Republic
Richard Sinclair – Energy, projects, construction, UK
Phillip Ashley – Energy, projects, construction, UK
Loredana Mihailescu – Energy, projects, construction, Romania
Gaël Chuffart – Employment, Belgium
Nina Hartmann – Employment, Germany
Tobias Polloczek – Employment, Germany
Valeriy Fedoreev – Employment, Russia
Charlotte Louise Schildt – Insolvency, Germany
Monika Ploier – Lifesciences, Austria
Thomas Hirse – Lifesciences, Germany
Bas Baks – Litigation, Netherlands
Maria Rodia – Pensions, UK
Przemyslaw Kucharski – real estate, Poland
Jules Needleman – Real estate, UK
Margaret McLean – Real estate, UK
Romain Marsella – Tax, France
Florian Dietrich – TMT, Germany
Ole Jani – TMT, Germany