Olswang has continued the trend of firms improving their partnerships’ gender diversity by promoting a five-strong all-female round after promoting only men in the previous two years.
The media, communications and technology focused firm has made up five female lawyers in one of its largest round since 2012. Three women have been promoted in the firm’s London offices across the real estate, commercial litigation and corporate departments while the remaining two were in Paris within corporate and intellectual property.
Last year, Olswang promoted two male lawyers to partner, with one each in its London and Berlin offices while, in 2013, the firm made up three men to partner.
This year’s promotion round takes the firm’s total partnership count to 122 across eight offices in Europe and Asia. Olswang chief executive Michael Burdon said: ‘I am proud to welcome these five outstanding lawyers to the Olswang partnership. Melissa, Anna, Katie, Jessica and Clara are part of a successful growth strategy in key areas of the firm. They each embody Olswang’s values of innovation, collaboration and responsibility, and I’m delighted to have them as my fellow partners. I look forward to seeing them continue to flourish and develop their careers and practice areas.’
Olswang 2015 partner promotions in full:
Melissa Brett – real estate, London
Anna Caddick – commercial disputes, London
Katie Nagy de Nagybaczon – corporate, London
Jessica Schinkel – corporate, Paris
Clara Steinitz – intellectual property, Paris