Allen & Overy has announced the largest round of 2012 promotions by any City firm so far, with 23 joining the partnership on 1 May.
The round is slightly up on last year, when 21 made the grade (4 April 2011).
A total of 73 per cent of the new partners are based outside London, with six City associates gaining promotion.
Nine associates have been made up in banking, the practice area with the most promotions, alongside four in corporate, four in capital markets, three in litigation, two in competition and one in employment.
Outside London, the biggest promotions round was in Paris, where three were added to the partnership, while Amsterdam and New York enjoyed two upgrades each.
The firm said it was the fifth year running in which most promotions were outside the UK and said 40 per cent of the new partners were female.
Managing partner Wim Dejonghe commented in a statement: “The retention of our female lawyers through to partnership remains one of our key priorities and it is great to see us continue to retain such talent through to partnership. I’d like to congratulate all 23 new partners on reaching such an important milestone, and look forward to working with them to continue to grow the business.”
David Miles – Banking
Richard De Haan – Litigation
Sigrid Jansen – Banking
Cindy Lo – Banking
Jürgen Schindler – Corporate – Antitrust
Chris Mainwaring-Taylor – Litigation
Vivian Yiu – Corporate
Atif Hanif – Banking
Tim Crocker – Banking
Simon Toms – Corporate
Jeanette Cruz – International Capital Markets
Emma Dwyer – International Capital Markets
Sarah Henchoz – Employment
Borja Fernandez de Troconiz – Litigation
Alexandra Fasakhova* – International Capital Markets
John Hwang – International Capital Markets
Dorina Yessios – Banking
Julien Roux – Banking
Shaun Beaton – Banking
Frédéric Jungels– Corporate
Matt Bisley – Banking
Brendan Hannigan – Corporate
Marta Sendrowicz – Corporate – Antitrust