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Partner Promotions: Mayer Brown makes up two in London from 27-strong round

Mayer Brown has become the latest US firm to announce its promotion round, with City lawyers making up just 7% of the total round worldwide. The firm made up two London partners, up from one last year.

The London partners made up are Connor Cahalane and Andrew Crotty. Cahalane is a corporate and securities partner who has particular experience in mergers and acquisitions and public takeovers, while Crotty is a banking and finance partner who focuses primarily on the leveraged finance market.

The round saw 27 lawyers in total make it up the ranks to partnership, in what the firm said was the biggest intake that the firm has seen since 2012.

The Americas saw the most partners being made up with 78% or 21 being promoted across its Washington DC, New York, Chicago, Houston, Rio de Janeiro and Charlotte offices.

Only 15% of the global round were promoted in Europe, with the two in London as well as one each in Brussels and Paris. 

Partners were made up in a mix of practice areas with seven in disputes; six in banking and finance; four in corporate and securities; and two each in intellectual property, real estate, tax transactions and consulting, tax controversy; and one each in government and global trade, and financial services regulatory and enforcement.

Last year, the firm made up 21 partners, of which only one partner made it to the partnership from all its European offices.

The promotions will take effect 1 January 2016.

The new partners are:

Bill Amos, Litigation & Dispute Resolution, Hong Kong

Bruno Belchior, Corporate & Securities, Tauil & Chequer, Rio de Janeiro

Kiel Bowen, Banking & Finance, Charlotte

Connor Cahalane, Corporate & Securities, London

Venna Cheng, Litigation & Dispute Resolution, Hong Kong

John Cise, Tax Controversy, Chicago

Andrew Crotty, Banking & Finance, London

Steven Garden, Tax Transactions & Consulting, Chicago

Joseph Hable, Corporate & Securities, Chicago

Laura Hammargren, Litigation & Dispute Resolution, Chicago

Charles-Albert Helleputte, Tax Transactions & Consulting, Brussels

Timothy Hicks, Banking & Finance, Charlotte

Paul Hughes, Litigation & Dispute Resolution, Washington DC

Jonathan Hunt, Tax Controversy, Chicago

Michael Kimberly, Litigation & Dispute Resolution, Washington DC

Jason Kirschner, Litigation & Dispute Resolution, New York

Nadav Klugman, Banking & Finance, Chicago

Kfir levy, Intellectual Property, Washington DC

Justin McCarty, Litigation & Dispute Resolution, Chicago

Richard McCormick, Intellectual Property, New York

Joseph Pennell, Corporate & Securities, Chicago

Alexandra Plain, Real Estate, Paris

Andres Romay, Real Estate, Houston

Terry Schiff, Banking & Finance, New York

Donald Waack, Financial Services Regulatory & Enforcement, Washington DC

Stephanie Wagner, Government & Global Trade, Chicago

Adam Wolk, Banking & Finance, New York