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Clifford Chance promotes nine to partner in London

Clifford Chance has promoted nine of its London lawyers to partner as part of a 32-strong promotion round across its international offices. The latest promotion round, which takes effect from May, shows a drop from last year’s cohort, where a record 37 lawyers were made up to partner. It is also only 6.6 per cent higher […]

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A&O makes up 36 to partner

Magic circle firm Allen & Overy has today announced 36 global partner promotions, including 12 in London. The new partners come from 13 of the firm’s offices, with four promoted in New York, and three in Paris, Brussels and Sydney. The number is down slightly on last year’s 39, although still up on 2021’s 30. […]

Osborne Clarke elevates six in UK promotions round

Osborne Clarke has made up six new partners within its London and Bristol offices. This round shows a slight drop in numbers from 2022’s eight promotions and the seven promotions from 2021. The new cohort includes three men and three women across the firm’s corporate, cybersecurity, data, and contentious and non-contentious real estate practices. In […]

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HSF promotions: Eleven City lawyers make the grade

Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) has promoted 32 lawyers to partnership, with an even spread across Australia, EMEA and the UK but none in the US. This year is also the second highest promotions round in the firm’s history, followed behind last year’s 34 promotions. Previous years saw 23 in 2021 and 26 in 2020. The […]

Australia dominates in Ashurst’s latest promotions round

Ashurst has promoted five City lawyers to partner, while 13 have made the grade over in Australia. In total, the firm has made up 25 to partner globally. The remaining seven are based in Jakarta, Tokyo, Abu Dhabi, Luxembourg, Madrid, Milan and Paris. London usually accounts for the largest number of promotions per office, but […]

CMS and Addleshaws reveal bumper promotions rounds

CMS has promoted 65 lawyers to partner globally in its latest round of promotions, with 16 of these in the UK, compared with 40 in mainland Europe. This is an increase on last year’s total of 60 worldwide, whereas 52 were made up the year before that. Meanwhile, four were promoted in South Africa, one […]


Eight make the grade in Macfarlanes’ promotions

Macfarlanes has promoted eight lawyers to partner, equalling the number made up this time last year. Max Mittasch is the sole corporate promotion and he joined in 2012 from Slaughter and May. He was an assistant secretary at the Takeover Panel up until the start of 2022. There are two promotions in litigation; Chloë Edworthy […]

Georgia Dawson

Freshfields promotes 11 in the City

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has announced a whopping global round of promotions, with 30 making the cut worldwide and London seeing the greatest number of elevations in at least 15 years.  The magic circle firm has promoted 11 to partner in London, which is almost double the seven promotions in 2022. The last time the firm […]

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Eversheds reveals 29-strong promotions round

Eversheds Sutherland has elevated 29 lawyers to partner across its global offices, including six in London and five in Birmingham. This year’s promotions round is a drop from last year’s list, which saw 31 promoted to partnership. Of the promotions, 55 per cent were female. Those promoted to partnership in London include tax lawyers Helen […]

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Pinsents reveals 25-strong promotions round

Pinsent Masons has promoted 25 of its global lawyers to partnership, a slight rise from the 23 who were elevated last year. The numbers have slightly dropped in the UK from 17 last year to 14 making partner this year. London has had a significant drop in the number of promotions with only two making […]