Clyde & Co has announced a record number of promotions, adding 16 new partners, half of whom are women.
This year’s promotion round is an increase on last year when the firm made up 13 partners, with five women made making the cut. The 2015 promotions were an improvement on the nine lawyers it made up the year before.
Insurance saw the largest intake of new partners, with dispute resolution, corporate, infrastructure and energy also boosted by promotions.
Geographically, the firm made up five promotions in the City, with two made up in Edinburgh and one in Guildford. Other partners were made up in the Paris, Singapore, Sydney, Abu Dhabi and San Francisco offices.
Clyde & Co senior partner James Burns said: ‘The size of the group demonstrates the top quality calibre of the candidates coming through, the opportunities available to talented individuals at this firm and the importance we place on developing and investing in our people.’
He added: ‘I’m especially pleased with the diversity of gender, geography and sectors in this year’s new partner group, which reflects the diverse nature of our business.’
Earlier this week, Linklaters made up 10 partners from its Silk Street headquarters in a 24-strong round.
The promotions are effective from 1 May.
The full list of partner promotions is as follows:
David Méheut, insurance, Paris
Sapna Jhangiani, disputes, Singapore
Avryl Lattin, corporate, Sydney
Janette McLennan, insurance, Sydney
Naji Hawayek, corporate, Dubai
Heather Nevin, infrastructure, Abu Dhabi
Alfred Thornton, disputes, Abu Dhabi
Kathryn Ashton, insurance, San Francisco
Emma Ager, insurance, London
Toni Ashby, insurance, Edinburgh
Nicholas Bathurst, insurance, Guildford
Bruce Goodbrand, insurance, Edinburgh
Bryn Hodges, insurance, London
Ricardo Lewandowski, disputes, London
Paul Lowrie, energy/insurance London
Helen Rowlands, disputes, London