Allen & Overy (A&O) has made up six in London in a reduced promotions round of 21, with almost half the promotions made in the firm’s banking team.
The Magic Circle firm made up ten banking partners, with three of six London promotions from the banking team.
A&O strengthened its banking team significantly with the introduction of new partners Darren Hanwell, Matt Moore and Kate Sumpter. Others promoted to partner include tax practitioner James Burton, litigator Kate Davies and pensions lawyer Jane Higgins.
One down on last year’s 22 promotions, 15 of the 21 new partners will be based outside of A&O’s London office. Seven have been appointed in the Asia Pacific region, with others made up in Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Johannesburg, Moscow, New York and Paris.
Last year’s round saw just under a third of the 22 made up in the City while a strong contingent was based in continental Europe.
Notably, 29% of the firm’s partner promotions this year are women, down from last year when 41% of females made the cut.
A&O managing partner Wim Dejonghe said: ‘These promotions represent another significant investment in the quality of our international network and the future of our business. The broad spread of locations also underlines the demand we anticipate from clients across our network.’
Read more about A&O’s banking practice in the feature: ‘Golden goodbyes – changing faces and fortunes at the City’s top banking teams’
The partner promotions in full:
James Abbott, banking, Sydney
Andrew Battisson, litigation, Singapore
James Burton, tax, London
John Coburn, banking, Frankfurt
Jean-Christophe David, banking, Paris
Kate Davies, litigation, London
Ilya Dvorkin, banking, Moscow
Alun Evans, corporate, Singapore
Goran Galic, corporate, Perth
Tarsis Halintar, banking, Jakarta
Darren Hanwell, banking, London
Jane Higgins, pensions, London
Matthew Hodgson, litigation, Hong Kong
Matt Moore, banking, London
Romy Richter, corporate, Paris
Sophie Roozendaal, corporate, Amsterdam
Knut Sauer, international capital markets, Frankfurt
Yaakov Sheinfeld, real estate, New York
Kate Sumpter, banking, London
Kathleen Wong, banking, Johannesburg
Richard Woodworth, banking, Hong Kong