Partner promotions

One City lawyer gets the nod in Withers promotions

Withers has made up just one London lawyer to partnership in this year’s round, after a bumper year of promotions in 2018. Hugh More is the sole City promotion in the firm’s contentious employment team. He has been at the firm since 2005. Aside from London, it is the firm’s New York, New Haven and […]

Baker McKenzie

Bakers unveils largest City promotions round since 2010

Baker McKenzie has promoted seven lawyers to partner in London, as part of a global round of 81 new members worldwide. The seven in the City include Helen Brown and Julia Hemming in IP/tech, David Hart and Phelim O’Doherty in private equity, Sarah Porter in the banking and finance team, James Robinson in competition and […]

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Trowers appoints 12 in real estate-heavy promotions round

Trowers & Hamlins has appointed 12 new partners across its London, Birmingham, Manchester, Exeter, Bahrain and Abu Dhabi offices. Half of the promotions are London-based, with three in Exeter and one in Manchester. Outside of the UK, Trowers’ Bahrain and Abu Dhabi offices have each received one new partner. Over the last two years, Trowers […]

Victoria Thompson

Morgan Lewis promotes London lawyer in US-heavy round

Morgan Lewis & Bockius has made up its third London-based partner in two years, promoting Victoria Thompson in the firm’s finance group. Thompson follows last year’s promotions of antitrust partner Joanna Christoforou and employment partner Lee Harding at Morgan Lewis’s City office. Thompson is dual-qualified to practise in New York as well as in England […]

City

Debevoise continues London push with three partner promotions in 2019

Debevoise & Plimpton has promoted three lawyers in London to partner out of a total of seven worldwide in its 2019 promotions round, following on from the two it made up in the City last year. Tax lawyer Cécile Beurrier, litigator Christopher Boyne and competition specialist Timothy McIver were the three UK-based lawyers made up. […]

Osborne Clarke unveils eight-strong promotions round

Osborne Clarke has made up eight new partners in the UK, including one who completed the process during her maternity leave and two that work on a part-time basis. The firm’s new cohort means Osborne Clarke now boasts a partnership of more than 260 for the first time in the firm’s history with a handful […]

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Travers goes against the tide with reduced promotions round

While the majority of firms have announced their biggest partnership rounds in recent years, Travers Smith’s new intake of four is half the size of its bumper announcement in 2018. Travers has promoted four to partner; disputes lawyer Alexa Day, as well as pensions lawyer Andy Lewis and Michael Raymond in the financial services team. […]

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Bird & Bird bets on Continental Europe in largest-ever promotions round

Bird & Bird has made up 23 lawyers to partner in its largest-ever promotions round, with the bulk of the group based in Continental Europe. The latest string of promotions outnumber last year‘s figures, when the firm promoted 9 partners worldwide. The largest proportion of the promotions this year went to Germany (8), followed by […]

Partner promotions 2019: Ashurst advances towards diversity targets

Ashurst has announced its latest round of promotions, as the firm edges towards its goal for 2022 of 33 per cent female representation in its global partnership.  In total, Ashurst has appointed 21 lawyers across nine offices to partnership. Eight new partners have been added in the UK, nine in Australia and one in each of […]

Offices

Birmingham takes lion’s share of Gowling WLG promotions

Gowling WLG has prioritised Birmingham in its most recent partner promotions, with six out of the 10 new members based in the firm’s Midlands office. In its UK LLP partner promotions, Gowling made up six in Birmingham, three in London and one in Paris. Last year Gowling WLG made up just five partners across its […]

Where did the magic circle’s 2019 partner cohort go to uni?

Following last week’s announcement by Clifford Chance, all the magic circle firms have released their partner promotions for 2019. But where did the 42 new UK-based partners at Allen & Overy, Clifford Chance, Freshfields and Linklaters start out? It will come as no surprise to hear that Oxford and Cambridge are the universities that are […]

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Simmons unveils largest promotions round since 2008

Simmons & Simmons has promoted 15 lawyers to partner, including eight in its City office. Dispute resolution adds more partners than any other practice group in London, with four new London members and six globally. In London, there are promotions for Adam Brown, Chris Owen, Elizabeth Williams and Priya Nagpal. Brown joined from Herbert Smith […]

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