Norton Rose has promoted 33 lawyers to its global partnership ahead of its merger with US firm Fulbright & Jaworski in June.
That number represents only a marginal drop on last year, when Norton Rose promoted 36 lawyers to its partnership.
Of a total of ten promotions in Europe, London and Munich were awarded five and four respectively, while outside of Europe there were eight promotions across the firm’s Canadian offices, six in South Africa, five in Australia, two in Asia, one in the Middle East and one in Latin America.
In terms of practice areas, the firm’s corporate department was awarded the most promotions, with 12 lawyers being made up to partner. In banking seven lawyers were promoted, a further six in litigation and dispute resolution, three in employment and labour, two in antitrust, competition and regulatory, one in intellectual property and one in occupational health, safety and security.
This year’s promotions also include Helen Masters, of counsel in the office of the general counsel in London, who has been with the practice for over 20 years and first qualified into commercial litigation following a training contract with the firm.
For the second consecutive year, female partners accounted for a strong percentage of all promotions. Forty two percent of those promoted this year were female, compared with 44% last year.
Fulbright announced eight partner promotions in January.
Peter Martyr, Norton Rose global chief executive, said: ‘The partner promotions reflect the international strength and diversity of our practice, which will grow again significantly in June when we combine with Fulbright & Jaworski.’
The promotions are:
Alison Baxter (banking, London)
Ian Giles (antitrust, competition and regulatory, London)
Sascha Grimm (corporate, Frankfurt)
Frank Henkel (corporate, Munich)
Eleanor Martin (banking, London)
Helen Masters (office of the general counsel, London)
Daniel Metcalfe (banking, London)
Katrin Scheicht (employment and labour, Munich)
Andrea Spellerberg (banking, Munich)
Maren Stölting (corporate, Munich)
Wilson Ang (litigation and dispute resolution, Singapore)
Winnie Chan (corporate, Hong Kong)
Chris Cruikshank (banking, Sydney)
Nigel Deed (corporate, Sydney)
Andrew Riordan (litigation and dispute resolution, Melbourne)
Alena Titterton (occupational health safety and security, Canberra)
Dominic Townsend (corporate, Brisbane)
Dominic Dupoy (litigation and dispute resolution, Montréal)
Andres Garin (litigation and dispute resolution, Montréal)
Karen Jensen (employment and labour, Ottawa)
Ryan Keays (corporate, Calgary)
Allison Kuntz (litigation and dispute resolution, Calgary)
Pierre-Christian Labeau (corporate, Québec City)
Marianne Plamondon (employment and labour, Montréal)
Anna Wilkinson (intellectual property, Toronto)
Jason van Dijk (antitrust, competition and regulatory, Cape Town)
Sandile Khoza (litigation and dispute resolution, Durban)
Ismail Laher (corporate, Johannesburg)
Zano Nduli (corporate, [Marker]Johannesburg)
Christina Pretorius (corporate, Johannesburg)
Christine Rodrigues (banking, Johannesburg)
Paul Mansouri (banking, Abu Dhabi)
Sergio Casinelli (corporate, Caracas)