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Partner promotions: Eversheds makes 22 up to partner with nine overseas

As LB100 firms continue to make efforts to improve the gender diversity of their partnerships, Eversheds has made up 22 lawyers across the UK, Europe, Middle East and Africa, with 45% of these women.

The majority of the 22 promotions for 2015, which includes affiliated offices, were UK-based with offices in London, Cardiff, Leeds, Birmingham, Ipswich and Manchester all receiving new partners, with the City gaining the most with four new partners. However, over 40% of promotions were made internationally including Abu Dhabi, Mauritius and Madrid. A further 10 lawyers have also been appointed as legal directors or equivalent.

The partner promotions were spread across four practice groups: company commercial, real estate, litigation and dispute management, and human resources. Company commercial saw the biggest number with 12 lawyers made up across eleven offices, while real estate gained five partners in five different locations. There were four partners promoted in the litigation team, while one partner in human resources was promoted in Eversheds’ Dublin office.

Commenting on the promotions, Bryan Hughes, Eversheds’ chief executive said: ‘Our new partners and legal directors have contributed significantly to the achievement of our strategic objectives. They have demonstrated dedication and hard work and provide a further building block for the firm to continue its strategic expansion around the world.’

The full list of partner promotions is as follows:

Company Commercial

Geraldine Ahern, Abu Dhabi

Richard Batchelor, London

Joanne Canning, Cardiff

Louise Finnie, Birmingham

Yannik Fok, Mauritius*

Richard Jones, Manchester

Agnes Koko, London

Emna Louati, Tunisia*

Crisanto Pérez-Abad, Madrid

Bruno Schoch, Berne

Greg Shapiro, South Africa*

Tamás Zentai, Budapest

Real estate

Dawn Hilton, Birmingham

Lee Jackson, London

Cian MacGinley, Dublin

Michelle Naylor, Manchester

Peter Nesbit, Leeds

Litigation and dispute management

Mark Howarth, Leeds

Nicola Lashmar, Ipswich

Rich Lloyd, Birmingham

Jennifer Miles, London

Human resources group

Anna Broderick, Dublin

*affiliated office