Ashurst has promoted 21 partners globally, including eight in London, after a slightly reduced promotion round which saw Australia and the UK pick up the lion’s share of new partners. DAC Beachcroft, meanwhile, promoted 19 to partner in a significantly bolstered global round while RPC minted six in the UK and TLT promoted four.
In London, Ashurst promoted corporate lawyers Braeden Donnelly, Gaby Jones and Aaron Shute. In tax, meanwhile, the firm promoted Tim Gummer and in competition the firm made up Steven Vaz. Tim Edmonds and Nicholas Hilder were also promoted in global markets and projects respectively, while Emma Johnson was made a disputes partner.
The round is good news for the firm’s diversity numbers, as the promotions will see 25% of the firm’s partnership be female as of 1 May when the promotions take effect.
Overall promotion numbers are marginally down on last year, when the firm made up 24 lawyers globally, including nine promoted in the City. Australia made up the majority of this year’s promotions with nine new partner, while one partner apiece went to Germany, France, Hong Kong and UAE.
Ashurst global managing partner Paul Jenkins commented: ‘The firm is delivering an impressive level of performance and this has enabled us to make a good number of promotions across our offices and practices.’
DAC Beachcroft, meanwhile, announced today (30 April) a significantly increased promotion round. Nineteen new partners have been made up at the firm, an increase of 11 from last year. Four of the new partners are in the City, three of which are in insurance litigation, with the fourth in claims solutions. In the regions, the firm made up four lawyers in Leeds, three in Bristol, two in Newcastle and Birmingham and one in Manchester. Abroad, the firm promoted a single lawyer in Dublin, Madrid and Mexico City.
RPC also announced its promotion round today, with six new partners made up in the UK across its London and Bristol offices.
Commercial lawyer Charles Buckworth, IP lawyer Ben Mark, corporate lawyer Peter Sugden, litigator Alan Williams and tax disputes lawyer Robert Waterson were all made up in London. Professional indemnity lawyer, Rachael Healey, was minted in Bristol.
Finally, TLT has made four partner promotions, down from last year’s six. Commercial lawyer Kuldip Dhanoya, regulatory lawyer Duncan Reed, corporate lawyer Nina Searle and housing lawyer Shazia Bashir were all promoted this year.
Ashurst partner promotions in full:
Anita Choi – Corporate, Sydney
James Clarke – Dispute Resolution, Melbourne
Gerrit Clasen – Corporate, Frankfurt
Rebecca Cope – Digital Economy, Sydney
Yvonne Cross – Projects, Dubai
Jacques Dabreteau – Projects, Paris
Madeleine de Garis – Global Loans, Melbourne
Braeden Donnelly – Corporate, London
Tim Edmonds – Global Markets, London
Melissa Fraser – Competition, Sydney
Tim Gummer – Tax, London
Nicholas Hilder – Projects, London
Emma Johnson (née Martin) – Dispute Resolution, London
Gaby Jones – Corporate, London
Caroline Lindsey – Projects, Perth
Dean Moroz – Investment Funds, Hong Kong
Aaron Shute – Corporate, London
Elissa Speight – Employment, Canberra
Julia Sutherland – Employment, Perth
Lynda Tully – Corporate, Melbourne
Steven Vaz – Competition, London
DAC Beachcroft partner promotions in full:
Sophie Lawless – Claims Solutions, Birmingham
Kevan Smith – Claims Solutions, Birmingham
Stan Campbell – Real Estate, Bristol
Sara Eaton – Clinical Risk, Bristol
Louise Wiltshire – Healthcare Regulatory, Bristol
Niamh McKeever – Professional Liability, Dublin
Jeremy Bennett – Claims Solutions, Leeds
Shruti Brockett – Business Services, Leeds
Charlotte Le Maire – Claims Solutions, Leeds
Paul McGough – Healthcare Regulatory, Leeds
Sarah Crowther – Insurance Litigation, London
Olu Dansu – Insurance Litigation, London
Andrew Sheppard – Claims Solutions, London
Toby Vallance – Insurance Litigation, London
Pilar Rodríguez – Insurance Litigation, Madrid
Morgan Nash – Claims Solutions, Manchester
Emma Bowens – Claims Solutions, Newcastle
Dawn McIntosh – Clinical Risk, Newcastle
Salvador Enrique Urbano Tejeda – Insurance litigation, Mexico City
RPC partner promotions in full:
Charles Buckworth – commercial, London
Ben Mark – intellectual property, London
Peter Sugden – corporate, London
Alan Williams – commercial litigation, London
Robert Waterson – tax disputes, London
Rachel Healey – professional indemnity, Bristol
TLT partner promotions in full:
Kuldip Dhanoya – commercial
Duncan Reed – regulatory
Nina Searle – corporate
Shazia Bashir – housing