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Partner promotions: Simpson Thacher makes up three London partners while Sullivan focuses on US

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett has promoted nine new partners across the firm, including three in London, while fellow Wall Street elite firm Sullivan & Cromwell has only promoted in the US in its latest round.

Carol Daniel, who is one of the new Simpson Thacher partners promoted in the London office, has experience working for private equity sponsors, issuers and underwriters on their high yield bond offerings, restructurings, initial public offerings and other corporate finance transactions, as well as representing corporations and private equity sponsors in a variety of leveraged buyouts transactions and general corporate and securities law matters.

The firm also made up Wheatly MacNamara, who is a member of the firm’s real estate department and focuses on private equity real estate acquisitions.

Private funds practitioner Seema Shah is the third lawyer in the City who was made up to partner. Shah’s focus is in the sponsoring and operation of private investments funds.

Simpson also made up six partners in New York across a variety of practice areas including capital markets, litigation, banking, derivatives and M&A.

Sullivan & Cromwell has also carried out a round of internal promotions, although all of these have been made in the US. The firm made up six partners: five in New York and one in Washington DC. The majority of the New York-based lawyers work across the firm’s corporate practice. .

In Washington DC Kathleen McArthur’s practice focuses on complex commercial litigation, regulatory enforcement proceedings and internal investigations. McArthur has represented companies in a variety of inquiries by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, the Securities and Exchange Commission and the US Department of Justice, as well as in securities class actions, shareholder derivative litigation and other commercial disputes.

All partnership promotions are effective 1 January 2016.

The full list of partner promotions is as follows:

Simpson Thacher

David Azarkh, capital markets, New York

Carol Daniel, capital markets, London

Susannah Geltman, litigation, New York

Brian Gluck, banking, New York

Jonathan Lindabury, derivatives, New York

Wheatly MacNamara, real estate, London

Seema Shah, funds, London

Sebastian Tiller, M&A, New York

Jessica Tuchinsky, banking, New York

Sullivan & Cromwell

Ari Blaut, corporate, New York

Heather Coleman, corporate, New York

Scott Crofton, corporate, New York

Joseph Hearn, corporate, New York

Kathleen McArthur, litigation, Washington DC

Matthew Porpora, litigation, New York

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