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Partner promotions: Linklaters beats Magic Circle rivals with 21 lawyers made up to partner

With the latest promotions round among the City elite so far showing a marked drop in the number of associates made up to partner, Linklaters has elected 21 new partners across its global network, with seven made up in London.The promotions will take effect from May 1 2014.

Although the number of promotions is slightly down on last year, when the firm promoted 24, it is well ahead of its Magic Circle peers. Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Allen & Overy promoted just 15 and 16 partners respectively last month. The new partners are spread across 11 jurisdictions and eight practice areas. The promotions also reflect the perceptible increase in equity capital markets work globally during the last financial year, with capital markets partners make up a large proportion of the new intake. Seven of the new partners work in this practice area: Matthew Monahan and Adam Fogarty will both be capital markets partners in London, alongside Jorge Alegre in Madrid, Jonathan Fried in Dubai, Motoyasu Fujita in Tokyo, Michael Ng in Hong Kong, Pornpan Chayasuntorn in Bangok and Matthew Poulter in New York.

‘Many congratulations to our new cohort of talented partners. Their promotions are the result of their strong commitment to our clients, their technical expertise and our focus on building strength in the practice areas where our clients need support,’ said Robert Elliot, senior partner at the firm.

The full list of partner promotions:

Jorge Alegre, capital markets, Madrid

Markus Appel, corporate, Berlin

Pornpan Chayasuntorn, banking/capital markets, Bangkok

Peter Cohen-Millstein, corporate, New York

Tessa Davis, banking/projects, Singapore

Michael Ehret, Tax, Frankfurt

Nuno Ferreira Lousa, litigation, Lisbon

Adam Fogarty, capital markets, London

Jonathan Fried, capital markets/projects, Dubai

Motoyasu Fujita, capital markets, Tokyo

Xiaohui Ji, banking, Beijing

Nick Le Masurier, banking, London

Tracey Lochhead, corporate, London

Annamaria Mangiaracina, competition/antitrust, Brussels

Matthew Monahan, capital markets, London

Jillian Naylor, employment, London

Michael Ng, capital markets, Hong Kong

Matthew Poulter, banking /capital markets, New York

Kirsty Thomson, banking, London

Alison Wilson, litigation, London

Fay Zhou, competition/antitrust, Beijing