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Partner promotions: Stephenson Harwood makes up five in London as Ince promotes City duo and one in Dubai

Stephenson Harwood and Ince & Co are the latest firms to announce their partner promotions, with the former making up five partners in London while Ince made up two in the City and a third partner in Dubai.

All located in London, promotions at Stephenson Harwood were spread across three practice areas with its marine and international trade, commercial litigation and finance groups all receiving a boost. The round brings the firm’s partnership total to 129.

Commercial litigation and marine and international trade also benefitted in Ince’s promotions round with James Hickland and David Richards joining the practice areas in London respectively. The firm also made an international promotion with Khalid Hamed joining the partnership in Dubai.

Alongside the three promotions, Ince also bolstered its ranks in London with the lateral hire of Anna Anatolitou from Bird & Bird. Previously based in the UAE, where she led Bird & Bird’s regional aviation practice and worked in-house for the Air Arabia Group, Anatolitou will relocate to the firm’s London office.

Since last year’s partner promotions, Ince & Co also promoted Matthew Stratton to partner in corporate and recruited Philippe Ruttley to head up its EU and Competition practice.

The full list of partner promotions is as follows:

Stephenson Harwood

Nick Barber, London, marine and international trade

Russell Binch, London, commercial litigation

Max Lemanski, London, marine and international trade

Ros Prince, London, commercial litigation

Jonathan Proctor, London, finance

Ince & Co

Khalid Hamed, Dubai, commercial

James Hickland, London, commercial litigation

David Richards, London, marine and international trade