Clifford Chance (CC) has made up 10 women in a promotion round that has ushered in 26 partners globally, seven of which are in London.
Effective 1 May, the round represents a much stronger showing for women, with 10 being promoted compared to just four last year. Overall the promotion round has increased by two from 24 in 2017. The new partners will span across the US, Asia Pacific, continental Europe the Middle East, while in the City promotions increased to seven, up from six last year.
The London promotions saw a strengthening of CC’s corporate, finance, disputes, real estate and tax, pensions and employment practices. European promotions shaded appointments in the City, with eight partners being made up on the continent, while the Americas and the Asia saw three and six promotions respectively.
Global managing partner Matthew Layton said: ‘The make-up of this group also demonstrates the breadth and diversity that will underpin our future success. I look forward to working with them over the coming years as they help drive our progress in a fast-shifting legal landscape’
The announcement follows the promotion rounds of Magic Circle rivals, with Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer promoting five to its London partnership, while Linklaters bumped up the size of its promotions for a fifth year running, making up 27 new partners. Meanwhile, Allen & Overy made up just two female partners in a reduced global promotion round.
Clifford Chance partner promotions in full:
Cheng Li Yow, London, Corporate
Daud Khan, London, Corporate
William Winterton, London, Finance
Samantha Ward, London, Litigation & Dispute Resolution
Ian Painter, London, Real Estate
Chinwe Odimba-Chapman, London, Tax, Pensions & Employment
Sarah McAleer, London, Tax, Pensions & Employment.
Thais Garcia, New York, Corporate
Jeff Lemaster, New York, Capital Markets
Robert Hagan, Washington D.C, Capital Markets.
Yong Bai, Beijing, Corporate
Hong Zhang, Beijing, Corporate
Bryan Koo, Hong Kong, Corporate
Thomas England, Singapore, Finance
Satbir Walia, Singapore, Corporate
Hans Menski, Tokyo, Finance
IIse van Gasteren, Amsterdam, Finance
Kristina Jaeger, Frankfurt, Real estate
Ines Keitel, Frankfurt, Corporate
Gioacchino Foti, Milan, Capital Markets
Vladimir Barbolin, Moscow, Finance
Charles-Henry Boeringer, Paris, Litigation & Dispute Resolution
Julien Rocherieux, Paris, Capital Markets
Milosz Golab, Warsaw, Finance