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Promotions round: Clyde & Co and Dentons increase partner intake on last year

The latest round of partner promotions among international firms sees Clyde & Co and Dentons announce 13 and ten new partners respectively.

Clyde & Co has made up four more than last year when the firm promoted nine lawyers. Of the 13 promotions this year, five were made in the UK – four in London and one in Guildford. The remainder were made up in Dubai (two), with one each in Paris, Riyadh, Sydney, Singapore, Hong Kong and San Francisco. The firm invested in its core practice areas including corporate, disputes, insurance and aviation.

Last year, promotions fell heavily in the firm’s insurance practice, as well as in its employment, real estate, disputes, corporate and finance practices. The current round of promotions are effective from 1 May 2015.

Senior partner James Burns commented: ‘These promotions demonstrate the firm’s investment in and growth across our global network and the benefits of our core sector focus. We continue to focus on building the best possible platform to enable top-class lawyers to develop their careers.’

Meanwhile, following the host of new partner announcements this week, Dentons confirmed the promotion of ten lawyers to its UKMEA partnership including eight in the UK, and the remaining two in Saudi Arabia and Oman.

Also taking effect from 1 May, the figure constitutes an increase on last year’s six-strong round and brings the total number of partners in the UKMEA region to 162. The promotions were made across the corporate, construction, arbitration, real estate, tax, restructuring and energy practices, with eight in the firm’s London and Milton Keynes offices.

UKMEA chief executive Jeremy Cohen said: ‘As a dynamic firm focused on growth, reflecting our clients’ ambitions, our new crop of partners in UKMEA have all demonstrated an ability to deliver technical brilliance with exemplary client service.’

Partnership promotions in full:


Clyde & Co:

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 – (Corporate & Marine Finance) Hong Kong

Jessica Kelly (Insurance) San Francisco



Anas Akel (Corporate, Saudi Arabia)

Akin Akinbode (ETI Construction, Milton Keynes)

Dan Bodle (International Arbitration, London)

Andrew Cheung (General Counsel, London)

Anna Copeman (IP, London)

Andrew Figgins (Energy, Transport and Infrastructure, Oman)

Ian Fox (Restructuring & Insolvency, London)

Gurbinder Grewal (ETI Construction, Milton Keynes)

Roy Pinnock (Real Estate, London)

Andrew Thornton (Tax, London)