Field Fisher Waterhouse promotes six to partnership

Field Fisher Waterhouse (FFW) has made up six partners in its annual round of promotions, with five of the new partners based in London.

Matthew Lohn
Matthew Lohn

The total is three down on last year’s promotions round, which saw nine lawyers made up across the firm’s London, Brussels and Paris offices.

Three disputes lawyers – Rhys Griffiths and Alexandra Underwood in London and Jacquelin d’Oultremont in Brussels – have been made up to partner effective from 1 May.

The remaining London partners are Brad Isaac in corporate, Phil Lee in privacy and information law and Kami Naghdi in the firm’s commercial IP department.

The new appointments will bring the total number of partners at the firm to 154. This follows 12 lateral hires across the firm’s offices over the last financial year, including Wedlake Bell corporate partner and practice head Tim Bird, who joined the London office in February this year (21 February 2012).

FFW managing partner Matthew Lohn said: “Developing and promoting talented lawyers is key to the future growth of the firm.

“I have been very impressed with the work of the new partners who have generated new business from top-quality clients, won landmark cases and put in consistently strong overall performances in recent years. I’d like to congratulate all of them on their achievement and welcome them to the partnership.”

In January FFW completed a wide-ranging constitutional review that saw the firm scrap its senior partner position and introduce an elected supervisory board (19 January 2012). In April it appointed corporate partner David Gurney-Champion as chairman of its new supervisory board for a three-year term (23 April 2012).