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DLA’s partner promotions up by a third with latest round of 45

DLA Piper has promoted 45 lawyers to its partnership, a 33% increase on last year.

The lion’s share of promotions fell to the US, effective from 1 January this year, where 21 associates were made up to partner.

In Continental Europe there were 10 promotions, seven in the UK, one in the Middle East, two in Asia and a further four in Australia.

Echoing earlier promotion rounds at global firms such as King & Wood Malleson, by practice group corporate has seen the largest investment by DLA, with the firm making up 13 partners. Litigation and regulatory benefited from 12 partner promotions, while IP and technology accounted for nine. In real estate there were three as there were in tax, with two going to restructuring, and one apiece to finance, projects and employment.

‘The quality of our lawyers never fails to impress and this new generation of partners will be instrumental in realising our ambition to be the leading global business law firm,’ said Tony Angel, global co-chairman of the firm.

‘Our newly-promoted partners are a reflection of the strategic course of our business and the ever-evolving needs of our clients across jurisdictions, services and sectors,’ added Roger Meltzer, co-chairman of the Americas practice at the firm.

Partner promotions in full:

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Ewald Netten, Litigation & Regulatory

Atlanta, United States

Daniel Rollman, Corporate

Brisbane, Australia

Sophie Devitt, Litigation & Regulatory

Lyndon Masters, Corporate

Chicago, United States

Thomas Horenkamp, Corporate

Matthew Sperry, Corporate

Matthew Satchwell, Intellectual Property and Technology

Raja Gaddipati, Litigation & Regulatory

Brian Cohen, Real Estate

Cologne, Germany

Christian Schneider, Litigation & Regulatory

Dallas, United States

Eliot Burriss, Litigation & Regulatory

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

James Iremonger, Restructuring

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Alasdair Wood, Corporate

Frankfurt, Germany

Burkhard Fuhrmeyer, Intellectual Property and Technology

Fabian Muhlen, Real Estate

Hong Kong, China

Doris Ho, Tax

Houston, United States

Christina Ponig, Litigation & Regulatory

Leeds, United Kingdom

Stuart Ponting, Litigation & Regulatory

Anna Robson, Finance & Projects

London, United Kingdom

Mark Chivers, Corporate

Luca Gori, Corporate

Anthony Day, Intellectual Property and Technology

Paul Dineen, Real Estate

Los Angeles, United States

Robert Weber, Litigation & Regulatory

Madrid, Spain

Paz De la Iglesia Andres, Employment

Miami, United States

Adam Rogers, Corporate

Milan, Italy

Giulio Coraggio, Intellectual Property and Technology

Moscow, Russia

Julien Hansen, Corporate

Paris, France

Sarmad Haidar, Corporate

Fabienne Panneau, Intellectual Property and Technology

Philadelphia, United States

William Bartow, Intellectual Property and Technology

Matthew Goldberg, Litigation & Regulatory

San Diego, United States

David Clark, Corporate

Jesse Hindman, Intellectual Property and Technology

Erica Pascal, Intellectual Property and Technology

Matthew Dart, Litigation & Regulatory

San Francisco, United States

Amy Carbins, Real Estate

Seattle, United States

Byron Dailey, Corporate

Alison Maxwell, Tax

Silicon Valley, United States

Robert Buergi, Intellectual Property and Technology

Rajiv Dharnidharka, Litigation & Regulatory

Sydney, Australia

Gitanjali Bajaj, Litigation & Regulatory

Amelia Kelly, Restructuring

Tbilisi, Georgia

Avto Svanidze, Corporate

Tokyo, Japan

Makiko Takewaki, Tax