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Eversheds UK associates largest beneficiary of partner promotions in 21-strong round

Eversheds’ UK associates are the beneficiary of over half of the top 15 firm’s latest partner promotions as 21 lawyers join its partnership ranks.

The promotions, down from 28 last year but back to a similar level to 2012, when the firm made up 22 lawyers, see the firm’s commercial practice group gain seven new partners while litigation gains six, human resources (HR) six, and real estate two new partners.

Eversheds has also appointed seven associates as legal directors, four as counsel and one as operations director.

Of the total promotions this year, 52% took place in the firm’s UK practice groups, with 12 lawyers made up, while 48% of partners were made up across Belgium, China, Germany, Hong Kong, Poland and Sweden.

Eversheds chief executive Bryan Hughes (pictured) said: ‘Over the last year, we have seen significant growth across our international operations, driven by the dedication and hard work of our people, including the talented individuals who have been promoted this year. The range of skill sets and experience of our new partners, directors and associates is wide ranging and is a great foundation to build upon for the future.’

Eversheds promotions in full (including to director or counsel where indicated):


Lieven Devos (litigation)


Jack Cai (commerical)


Wolfgang Hierl (Counsel) (real estate)

Christian Hilpert (Counsel) (commercial)

Tobias Maier (Counsel) (commercial)

Dirk Monheim (HR)

Stefan Osterkorn (Counsel) (HR)

Bernd Pirpamer (HR)

Alexandra Watzlawek (HR)

Hong Kong

Vishal Melwani (litigation)


Marie-Louise Lugard (Legal Director) (HR)


Gerard Karp (commercial)

Paweł Lipski (commerical)


Luis Aguilar(Legal Director) (HR)

Jose Pedro Alberca (Legal Director) (litigation)


Per Westman (HR)


Tom Bray (HR)

Peter Bowen (Operations Director) (real estate)

Michael Buchanan (real estate)

Alistair Cree (commercial)

Hugh Gittins (Legal Director) (HR)

Steven Hacking (commercial)

James Hyde (litigation)

Ben Jones (commercial)

David McGuirk (litigation)

Neil Newing (Legal Director) (litigation)

Chris Pickens (litigation)

Sophie Robinson (commerical)

Clare Rudd (Legal Director) (real estate)

Susan Samuel (real estate)

James Shackleton (Legal Director) (litigation)

Matthew Taylor (litigation)

Jon Walters (HR)