Nabarro’s Carvalho and Stedman enter senior partner race

Nabarro’s head of real estate will fight it out with one of the firm’s corporate stars for the senior partner job following Simon Johnston’s decision to step down early from the role.

Real estate head Ciaran Carvalho and corporate partner Graham Stedman are both running for senior partner following Johnston’s decision to step down at the end of the year (13 September 2012) after 12 years in the role.

The firm plans to elect its new senior partner in time for its partner conference at the beginning of November, with the successful candidate taking the reins in 2013. The winner of the election will serve alongside managing partner Andrew Inkester, a corporate lawyer, who replaced Nicky Paradise in July 2011 (29 July 2011).

Both Carvalho and Stedman were lateral partner hires for Nabarro. Carvalho joined from Dechert, where he had been head of real estate for six years, in January 2009 (6 January 2009), while Stedman joined the firm from Salans in 2005 (10 January 2005).