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Partner promotions: Taylor Wessing makes five up to partner in UK as Clydes global round sees 13 made up

As it shifts to an all equity structure, Taylor Wessing has this year promoted five lawyers to partner in its UK round, building on last year’s promotions which saw three made up in the City. Meanwhile, Clyde & Co has made up 13 to its partnership.

With the promotions set to take effect on 1 May, two lawyers were made up in the real estate practice, one in its patents offering, one in the IT, telecoms and competition practice, and a final one in disputes and investigations. A further five have been made senior counsel with one each in private client, corporate, real estate, patents, and data protection.

UK managing partner Tim Eyles said: ‘We remain committed to promoting internal talent and are delighted to announce these much deserved promotions, which see the work we have been putting into our Path to Partnership initiative for associates coming to fruition.’

‘With our move to an all equity structure coinciding with these promotions on 1 May, we will for the first time be able to welcome our new partners into a single partnership in which all will have a real stake in the firm’s future and will be able to work together even more effectively as we seek growth for our clients, our people and our business.’

In an international round, Clydes promoted 13 lawyers to equity partner spread across its offices in the UK, Europe, US, the Middle East and Asia Pacific. The largest beneficiary was the City which saw four promoted across aviation, corporate, insurance and projects. A further 11 were boosted from equity partner status to senior equity partner.  

Other promotion rounds announced this month includes Ashurst which promoted 20, of which 45% were female, while Macfarlanes saw a reduced round of five, of which 40% were female.

Taylor Wessing partner promotions in full:

Paul Glass, disputes & investigations

Paul Leamy, real estate

Emma Oakley, real estate

Matt Royle, patents

Sian Skelton, IT, Telecoms & Competition

Senior counsel promotions in full:

Lisa Bevan, private client

David Bates, corporate (private equity, corporate tech)

Maddalena Padrin, real estate

Ed Vickers, patents

Sally Annereau, data protection

Clyde & Co equity partner promotions in full:

Clare Hatcher, Projects & Commodities, London

Elisabeth Moseley, Corporate, London

Craig Rooney, Aviation, London

Jai Sharma, Marine & International Trade, Guildford

Tom White, Insurance, London

Fabrice Pradon, Aviation, Paris

Susie Abdel Nabi, Dispute Resolution, Dubai

Patrick Murphy, Dispute Resolution, Dubai

Alain Sfeir, Corporate, Riyadh

Gareth Horne, Insurance, Sydney

Trudy Seow, Aviation, Singapore

Conor Warde, Transportation Finance, Hong Kong

Jessica Kelly Insurance, San Francisco

Senior equity promotions:

David Abbott, Insurance, London

Helen Bourne, Insurance, London

Michelle Crorie, Insurance, London

Toby Rogers, Insurance, London

Ray Smith, Corporate, London

Mark Beswetherick, Insurance, Dubai

Nassif BouMalhab, Dispute Resolution, Dubai

Peter Hodgins, Corporate, Dubai

Paul Jebely, Transportation Finance, Hong Kong

Eric Moon, Insurance, San Francisco

Christina Terplan, Insurance, San Francisco