Hogan Lovells has made up 29 new partners across its global offices, with the greatest number in any single office in London.
The number is up by five on last year, when the firm promoted 24, five of which were in London (3 January 2013).
The firm made a bumper round of promotions in London where 11 have joined the partnership, up from just five last year. The City promotions came across a number of practice areas including corporate, finance and real estate.
Globally the corporate and litigation, arbitration and employment practices saw the greatest number of promotions with seven each, while there were five in each of the remaining practice areas of finance, government regulatory and IP.
Hogan Lovells promoted 13 in Europe, including Frankfurt, London and Paris, 15 in the US, including Denver, Houston, New York and Washington DC, and one in Beijing for Asia.
The firm also announced 38 new appointments to the role of counsel, of counsel, or consultant, a 17 per cent drop on the 46 it announced last year.
All the promotions took effect on 1 January.
The promotions in full:
Charles Brasted — government regulatory
Markus Burgstaller — international arbitration
Oliver Chamberlain — corporate (real estate)
Emma Clarke — finance
Julianne Hughes-Jennett — international arbitration
Christopher Hutton — government regulatory
Richard Lewis — litigation
Jo Robinson — finance
Michael Thomas — corporate
Charlie Winckworth — IPMT
Keith Woodhouse — corporate (private equity)
Julian Fischer — finance, Frankfurt
Stanislas Roux-Vaillard — IPMT, Paris
Richard Basuk — corporate (tax), New York
Mark Brennan — government regulatory (communications), Washington DC
Aaron Crane — litigation, Houston
Stephen Giordano — corporate (tax), Washington DC
Anna Kurian Shaw — IPMT, Washington DC
Andrew Lillie — litigation, Denver
Derek Meilman — corporate, New York
Leigh Oliver — government regulatory, Washington DC
Dominic Perella — litigation, Washington DC
Randy Prebula — government regulatory, Washington DC
Evans Rice — litigation, Washington DC
Oscar Stephens — finance, New York
Chalyse Thomas-Robinson — finance, Denver
David Toy — IPMT, Denver
Srecko “Lucky” Vidmar — IPMT, Denver
Liang Xu — corporate, Beijing