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A&O makes up 24 partners in largest promotion round since 2008

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