WFW welcomes six to partnership ranks

Watson Farley & Williams (WFW) has appointed six new partners in its annual round of promotions, bringing the total number of partners at the firm to 110.

Michael Greville
Michael Greville

The six new partners – four more than were promoted last year, and one more than in 2009 – are spread across six jurisdictions. The appointments take effect on 1 May.

In London, Simon Petch, a lawyer in the finance group, was made up to partner. He specialises in shipping finance and advising banks and owners on loan and security documentation. Romain Girtanner, a tax lawyer, was made up in Paris. Fellow tax lawyer Verena Scheibe was promoted in the Hamburg office.

Corporate and regulatory specialist Luca Pardi was made up to partner at the firm’s Rome office, while finance specialist Andrew Nimmo was made up in Singapore. In New York, corporate lawyer Philippe Manteau was promoted.

Managing partner Michael Greville said in a statement:“Our 2011 promotions are in recognition of lawyers who have achieved in performance and reflect the continuing growth and development of WFW, which now has 110 partners.

“They also reflect the international nature of our firm with many clients and almost 60 per cent of fee-earners outside the UK.”