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Partner promotions: Clifford Chance promotes 26 globally in a stronger round for women

 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