Partner promotions

DWF Manchester

DWF misses out London in seven-strong partnership round

DWF has made up seven lawyers to partner in the firm’s latest round of promotions, with the firm’s regional offices accounting for the bulk of positions. Two partners have been added in Manchester and Warsaw, with one in Dublin, Leeds and Newcastle. Of the four new UK partners, Chris Noel is head of the firm’s […]


Willkie promotes London duo in 2020 round

Willkie Farr & Gallagher has promoted two partners in its London office, as part of its mostly US-focused 2020 round. Kirsty Maclean, in the corporate department, and Rahul Saha, the London’s office new competition partner, were the two senior associates made up in the City. Maclean started out her legal career with South African firm […]

Norton Rose

Eight London lawyers get the nod in Norton Rose Fulbright promotions

Norton Rose Fulbright has kicked off 2020 by announcing 48 partner promotions across its global offices, as well as an additional five director appointments in South Africa. 2020 is one of the largest class of partners that Norton Rose has ever made up, with an additional two partners compared to 2019. In 2015, two years […]

Hogan Lovells

Hogan Lovells promotes half of new partners in the US

Hogan Lovells has made up eight of its UK lawyers to partner in its latest US-dominant promotions round. The London lawyers are part of a class of 29 new partners that the firm has made up worldwide. Each of Hogan Lovells’ five practice groups is represented in the 2020 promotions, with nearly a third (nine) […]

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Akin Gump promotes City duo in global round

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld has promoted two women in its London office as part of a global round of 15. Restructuring lawyer Lois Deasey and international trade lawyer Chiara Klaui were the two lawyers given the nod in the City, while the rest of the firm’s promotions were all in its US offices. […]

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Reed Smith makes up all-female London trio in 2020 promotions round

Reed Smith has promoted 29 new partners globally, a reduced pool compared to last year’s record-breaking cohort. The majority of the promotions were as usual in the US, with 23 new partners being made up across the Atlantic. The City saw comparatively smaller figures, with only three partners appointed in London – fewer than last […]

Jones Day City promotions shrink in 34-strong global round

Jones Day has reduced its London partner promotions this year, making up just one lawyer in the City after a bumper round of four in 2018. Finance and restructuring associate Luke Johnson was the sole lawyer promoted by the US firm in its City office in a worldwide round of 34. He specialises particularly in […]


Milbank promotes City duo in 10-strong round

Milbank has made up two of its London lawyers to partner, making a statement of intent to grow in the City. Miko Bradford, in the leveraged finance and capital markets group, and William Charles, in litigation and arbitration, have been given the nod by the US firm. Bradford joined the firm in 2015 from the […]

City duo make the cut in Dechert’s partner promotions

Dechert has promoted two lawyers to the City this year in a round of 11, following a record high year in 2018. Craig Borthwick in financial services and Smridhi Gulati in corporate and securities were the two associates given the nod in London’s Dechert office, effective 1 January 2020. Gulati joined the US firm in […]

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner, BCLP

BCLP promotes City quintet in US-heavy promotions round

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (BCLP) has promoted 17 lawyers to partner in its latest promotions round, elevating again for the most part US-based lawyers stemming from legacy Bryan Cave. Of the 17 partners ascending to partnership, 60 per cent are female, a target that is an integral part of the firm’s strategic review, which was […]

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Shearman promotes first City M&A lawyer in four years

Shearman & Sterling has made up one lawyer in London, as part of a group of eight new partners worldwide. Nick Withers has made the cut in the City, joining Shearman in 2014 from O’Melveny & Myers. He trained at Slaughter and May, where he stayed for two more years as an associate. He is […]

weil promotions

Weil promotions: Four make the grade in London in five-year high

Weil Gotshal & Manges has shown commitment to London by promoting four transactional partners in London, in the firm’s largest promotions round globally for a decade. Weil made up a quarter of its 16 newly-elected partners in London, the office which received the most promotions behind New York (which had seven). Weil last made up […]

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