Clifford Chance has this year made up 25 lawyers to partner in its annual promotions round, with six associates across corporate, finance, and real estate practices making the cut in London.
The global promotions were made across corporate (nine new partners), finance (six), capital markets (five), disputes (four), and real estate (one) across offices including London, Paris, New York, Washington DC, Frankfurt, Düsseldorf, Amsterdam, Madrid, Bucharest, Hong Kong and Singapore.
It marks an increase on last year’s global promotions round of 21, although seven of those were promoted in London.
Five of the new partners this year are female.
The firm said the promotions ‘demonstrate the firm’s continued commitment to invest in building and maintaining practices that address the most critical and complex challenges faced by its clients, and which reflect fast-evolving market demands.’
The promotions will take effect from 1 May 2015 and bring the total number of partners in the firm to 581.
Managing partner Matthew Layton said: ‘Many of our new partners are already well recognised as key individuals in their fields. They have impressive track records on high-profile and ground-breaking mandates and play-leading roles in helping those clients grappling with the implications of the increasingly complex global business and financial environment.’
It follows yesterday’s (28 April) announcement from Linklaters, which promoted 23 lawyers to partner of which nearly 40% were corporate lawyers, while Norton Rose Fulbright announced a total of 51 promotions in what constitutes its largest round since its 2013 combination.
Partnership promotions in full:
Mark Jan Arends – Amsterdam
Lee Askenazi – New York
Gareth Camp – London
Timothy Cornell – Washington, D.C.
Mathias Elspass – Düsseldorf
Dieter Paemen – Brussels
Graham Phillips – London
Jörg Rhiel – Frankfurt
Christian Vogel – Düsseldorf
Benjamin de Blegiers – Paris
Paul Carrington – London
Matthew Dunn – London
Richard Tomlinson – Paris
Hein Tonnaer – Amsterdam
Rodrigo Uría – Madrid
Clare Burgess – London
Angela Chan – Hong Kong
Per Chilstrom – New York
Madalina Rachieru – Bucharest
Jurgen van der Meer – Amsterdam
Thibaud d’Alès – Paris
Megan Gordon – Washington, D.C.
Edward Johnson – Hong Kong
Kabir Singh – Singapore
Angela Kearns – London