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New year promotions: Hogan Lovells upgrades City quintet to partnership in 24-strong round

Hogan Lovells today (5 January) announced 24 associates have joined the partnership, including five in London, mostly across the firm’s corporate, disputes and government regulatory practices.

The figures remain steady and match those of last year, when 24 associates were made up to partner, including five in the City.

Of the City promotions, three – John Connell, Richard Diffenthal and Faye Jarvis – were from the corporate team, while Rebecca Wales and Matthew Bullen were made up from the litigation and arbitration practice.

Effective from last Friday, the promotion round brings the firm’s partnership headcount to more than 800, while the newly promoted partners include nine in corporate, seven in its litigation, arbitration and employment group, five in the government regulatory practice, two in finance, and one in intellectual property.

Geographically there were 12 promotions across Europe including Brussels, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, London, Milan, Munich, and Paris; ten in the US including Denver, Miami, New York, and Washington DC; and a two in Tokyo.

Additionally, the transatlantic firm made 45 new appointments to the role of counsel.

Yesterday US firm Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld announced the promotion of 12 lawyers to its partnership, with a quarter residing in London and constituting the largest ever number of promotions in the City.

The full list of partner promotions:

Meaghan Atkinson, government regulatory, New York

Matthew Bullen, litigation and arbitration, London

Kevin Burke, corporate, Denver

Frederick Ch’en, IP, media and technology, Tokyo

Filippo Chiaves, litigation and arbitration, Milan

John Connell, corporate, London

Brian Curran, government regulatory, Washington DC

Richard Diffenthal, corporate, London

Vincent Fidelle, finance, Paris

David Foster, litigation and arbitration, Washington DC

Maile Gradison Hermida, government regulatory, Washington DC

Norbert Heier, corporate, Hamburg

Faye Jarvis, corporate, London

Tim Joppich, litigation and arbitration, Düsseldorf

Stefanie Kern, corporate, Munich

Christine Lane, corporate, Washington, DC

Susan Lee, government regulatory, Washington, DC

Allen Pegg, litigation and arbitration, Miami

Sebastian Polly, litigation and arbitration, Munich

Edward Purdon, finance, Washington, DC

Jacky Scanlan-Dyas, corporate, Tokyo

Falk Schöning, government regulatory, Brussels

Matt Thomson, corporate, Washington, DC

Rebecca Wales, litigation and arbitration, London