Linklaters promotes six City lawyers in 18-strong global round

Linklaters has made up 18 lawyers to its partnership, with only six of the new partners coming from the London office.

David Cheyne
David Cheyne

Last year the firm made up eight London partners in a firmwide round of 14.

Corporate is the best-represented practice area with seven new partners, two of whom are based in the City. Capital markets has grown by four partners, while the litigation and international banking and projects group have both had two partners added.

The remaining three partners are divided between the London banking group, London projects team and the Frankfurt employment practice.

Away from London, Frankfurt has the most new partners with four, while Madrid and Hong Kong have seen two promotions apiece.

Five of the new partners are female, two of whom are in London.

In a statement, senior partner David Cheyne said: “These promotions highlight our continued commitment of investing in our global practices in order to enhance the breadth and depth of expertise we offer our clients. I would like to congratulate our new partners and counsel on their promotion and wish them the very best in leading the firm to further success.”

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer was the first of the magic circle firms to announce its 2011 partner promotions, with 20 lawyers being made up, nine in the City (4 March 2011). Last week, Allen & Overy made up 21 partners across its 13 worldwide offices (4 April 2011).

The full list of new Linklaters partners is as follows:

Oliver Edwards – London

Banking and projects
Francesco Faldi – Milan
Wanwisar Nakarat – Bangkok

Capital Markets
Federico Briano – Madrid
Marco Carbonare – Frankfurt
David Phillips – London
Victor Wan – Hong Kong

Matthew Devey – Frankfurt

Robert Henrici – Frankfurt
Susan Roscoe – London

Mainstream corporate
David Avery-Gee – London
Sebastian Daub – Frankfurt
Alexander Kolb – Madrid
Sophie Mathur – Singapore
Thomas Schulz – Berlin
Peggy Wang – Hong Kong
Aisling Zarraga – London

Richard Coar – London