Allen & Overy (A&O) has made up 10 partners in London with banking, international capital markets and corporate each seeing three promotions in the City in an increased global round of 24.
Just two women were made up to partnership in this year’s round, making up just 8% of total promotions. Last year 29% of the firm’s partner promotions were women, down from 2015 when 41% of females made the cut.
The promotion round is the largest since 2008. Last year the firm promoted 21 in a reduced round with almost half the promotions made in the firm’s banking team.
Corporate made up the bulk of the firm’s promotions this year with the practice gaining eight promotions. Six were made up in banking, and four were made up in both litigation and international capital markets. Three were promoted in both Hong Kong and Sydney with A&O’s Amsterdam, Brussels, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Istanbul, Jakarta, Madrid and Prague offices all receiving one new partner.
A&O managing partner Andrew Ballheimer (pictured) said: ‘We’ve had a very busy year and are investing strongly across our network. Following a string of high-profile lateral hires, it’s fantastic to be able to promote some of our most senior lawyers to meet client demand.’
There was a notable absence of partner promotions in the US where the firm has made a number of notable lateral hires this year. A&O hired a three partner finance and securities team from Paul Hastings including heavy hitter Bill Schwitter, appointed former Morvillo Abramowitz Grand Iason & Anello partner Eugene Ingoglia to its investigations and litigation practice in New York and brought on Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft litigation partners Gregory Mocek and Anthony Mansfield to its Washington DC office.
Allen & Overy partner promotions in full:
Frits Gerritzen, Amsterdam, litigation
Peter van Dyck, Brussels, corporate
Murad Daghles, Dusseldorf, corporate
Jan Erik Windthorst, Frankfurt, litigation
Michael Jacobs, Hong Kong, corporate
Agnes Tsang, Hong Kong, ICM
Patrick Wong, Hong Kong, banking
Joe Clinton, Istanbul, banking
Michael Tardif, Jakarta, banking
Joel Ferguson, London, banking,
Neil Sinha, London, banking
Vanessa Xu, London, banking
Matthew Appleton, London, corporate
Peter Banks, London, corporate
Dominic Long, London, corporate
Tom Constance, London, ICM
Daniel Fletcher, London, ICM
Tom Roberts, London, ICM
Nick Saner, London, real estate
Javier Castresana, Madrid, litigation
Prokop Verner, Prague, corporate
Connell O’Neill, Sydney, corporate
Jason Gray, Sydney, litigation
Ka Sen Wong, Sydney, tax