Partner promotions

Simmons & Simmons

Simmons promotes six new partners after Covid delay

Simmons & Simmons has announced its latest set of partner promotions, after opting to defer the decision earlier this year. The small collective of six marks a huge contrast to last year, when the firm promoted its largest round ever. In 2019, 15 lawyers ascended to the partnership, including eight in its City office. It […]

Baker McKenzie

Bakers unveils 85-strong global promotions round

Baker McKenzie has announced one of its largest ever promotions rounds, with eight newly minted partners in London. The firm has promoted 85 partners around the world, effective from 1 July. Last year it made up 81, including seven in London, while in 2018’s scaled-back round, just 68 lawyers were made up with six making […]

new york

Debevoise overlooks London in latest promotions round

Debevoise & Plimpton has promoted all seven of its new partners in New York, the first time in five years that the firm hasn’t promoted any London partners. Three of the partners sit within the US firm’s investment management group, with one new intellectual property litigation partner, one commercial litigation partner, one white collar & […]

Dentons

Five UK lawyers make partner in Dentons’ promotions

Dentons has unveiled its latest partner promotions for the UK and Middle East, with three making the grade in London and two in Milton Keynes. This follows last month’s announcement that 20 associates were to be promoted in Continental Europe and central Asia, with only the firm’s Poland office welcoming more new partners than the […]

Bird & Bird

Bird & Bird makes up City duo in reduced promos round

Bird & Bird has made up a reduced pool of new partners, going ahead with a set of promotions as it faces complexities caused by Covid-19. The promotions, effective from early this month, include seven partners and are fewer than last year’s chunky 23-strong cohort, which marked its largest-ever promotions round. But they are similar […]

Polly Sprenger

Addleshaws favours disputes with new promotions and double hire

Addleshaw Goddard is ploughing ahead with the expansion of its global investigations team, enticing two new City partners to the group. The two lateral joiners are Polly Sprenger, who was previously a partner at US outfit Katten Muchin Rosenman, as well as David Young who is switching ranks from Eversheds Sutherland. Young has focused primarily […]

Fieldfisher

Fieldfisher favours London in latest promos round

Fieldfisher has made up eight lawyers to partner in a round that has largely revolved around the firm’s London office. The promotions, which have been effective since the beginning of May, include a smaller cohort than that of 2019, when the firm made up 14 lawyers – its largest promotions round since 2017. In the […]

DACB makes up 14 in UK-focused promotions round

DAC Beachcroft has made up 14 associates to its partnership, with the highest number of promotions coming from its Bristol office. The firm has also made up partners in Birmingham, London, Leeds and Newcastle – with two added in each regional office. The firm has not made up any partners in its international offices – […]

Stephenson Harwood unveils Hong Kong-heavy promotions round

Stephenson Harwood has made up just two partners in London in its latest promotions round. The firm announced today that six lawyers have made the grade, with Hong Kong taking the largest share of four partners. The two newly-appointed London partners are corporate lawyer Jonathan Bridcut, who specialises in private M&A, joint ventures and corporate […]

Helen Coward

Charles Russell Speechlys makes up City quartet

Charles Russell Speechlys has made up four lawyers in a slimmed-down round of promotions. The promotions will be effective from May 1. The pool is much smaller as opposed to last year, which saw nine lawyers made up. Three women were promoted that year, which had brought female representation to 33 per cent. BAME representation […]