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Partner promotions: Mishcon cuts appointments in half as Fieldfisher makes up nine

Fieldfisher and Mishcon de Reya have announced their partner promotions for 2017, with the latter seeing three associates being made up. That number is half of last year’s figure, where six associates were promoted.

In this year’s partner promotions for Mishcon, Susannah Kintish, Ben Annable and Chhavie Kapoor have all been made up. Kintish, who has been with the firm since 2008, has been promoted to the firm’s employment department. A Lovells trainee, Kintish has accrued significant experience during her time at Mishcon, notably acting for recruitment company Fawkes and Reece in obtaining an injunction against an ex-employee who stole confidential information.

Annable has been promoted to Mishcon’s corporate department with a specific expertise in UK and cross-border M&A and joint ventures. Annable, who has been with the firm since 2010, previously advised Quotient Bioresearch on the sale of its Quotient Clinical division to Bridgepoint Development Capital in December 2016.

Kapoor, an expert in property litigation, will be promoted to the firm’s real estate practice. Kapoor has been with Mishcon since 2014, but has had prior spells at Nabarro, Eversheds and RPC. Kapoor’s practice focuses on advising developers on how to avoid disputes, and also providing counsel to both landlords and tenants in relation to business lease renewals among other issues.

Mishcon managing partner Kevin Gold (pictured) commented: ‘It’s fantastic to welcome these people to our senior team, and the fact we can do this is indicative of the talent we have at the firm.’

Elsewhere, Fieldfisher has announced its largest round of promotions since 2010, with nine associates being made up across the firm. The number is a considerable improvement on last year’s iteration when only two lawyers were made up to partner.

The promotions have added depth to Fieldfisher’s corporate, IP, real estate, dispute resolution, privacy and private client practices, with the associates taking on their new roles on 1 May 2017.

All but one of the new partners have been made up in the firm’s London office, while Olivier Proust has become a privacy partner in Fieldfisher’s Brussels office. James Seadon, a former Mayer Brown trainee, has been promoted in IP, while Fieldfisher-trained Mikhail Basisty has been appointed to the corporate team.

Fieldfisher managing partner Michael Chissick said: ‘These partners are not only a reflection of their own hard work and dedication, but they also reflect the range of opportunities we offer as a firm. I look forward to seeing to them develop in this new stage of their careers.’

Mishcon partner promotions in full:

Susannah Kintish, employment

Ben Annable, corporate

Chhavie Kapoor, real estate

Fieldfisher partner promotions in full:

Mikhail Basisty, corporate, London

Gordon Drakes, IP, London

Louise Elmes, real estate, London

Tom Guida, IP, London

Aymen Khoury, dispute resolution, London

Olivier Proust, privacy, Brussels,

Andrew Sanderson, dispute resolution, London

James Seadon, IP, London

Penny Wotton, private client, London