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Squire makes up seven in the City in global promotions round

Squire Patton Boggs has promoted seven in the City in its latest global partnership round of 30, where it has made up the same number of partners across the globe as it did last year.

Seven City lawyers were promoted including employment lawyer Natalie Bellwood, international dispute resolution practitioners James Barratt and Alexis Martinez, and Aline Doussin, a senior associate in the firm’s international trade practice. Employment lawyer Supinder Sian, litigation specialist Gareth Timms and IP adviser Florian Traub were promoted within the partnership.

This is a boost from last year when Squire made up three partners in the City, but six partners in its other UK offices. This year the firm has also made up financial services lawyer Jeremy Ladyman who is based in the Leeds office and litigator Raymond O’ Connor who is based in Birmingham.

While the firm made up partners across 20 offices including Paris, Sydney, Santo Domingo, and Abu Dhabi, almost half of the Ohio-headquartered firm’s promotions came from the US, across offices in Columbus, Cleveland, Los Angeles, Palo Alto, New York, West Palm Beach, Tampa, Miami, Phoenix, Washington DC and San Francisco. The firm also promoted nine individuals to principal.

Squire global chief executive and chair Mark Ruehlmann said: ‘These promotions strengthen our global platform and reflect our commitment to the markets and industries in which we operate, allowing us to better serve our clients wherever they seek to do business.’

Yesterday, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer was the first City firm to reveal its promotions for 2016, announcing 16 lawyers will make partnership this year, one less than last year when 17 were promoted.

The full list of promotions is as follows:

Zachery Adams, Washington, government investigations and white collar

Stephan Adell, Paris, international dispute resolution

Matthew Bailey, Columbus, corporate

James Barratt, London, international dispute resolution

Natalie Bellwood, London, labour & employment

Patrick J. Burke, Cleveland, financial services

Gabriel Colwell, Los Angeles, government investigations and white collar

Aline Doussin, London, international trade

Anna Elliott, Sydney, labour & employment

Lindsay Faine, Abu Dhabi, tax strategy & benefits

Fabio Fior, Perth, real estate

Joseph Grasser, Palo Alto, intellectual property & technology

John Hutchinson, New York, tax strategy & benefits

Jason Joffe, West Palm Beach, litigation

Stacy Krumin, Tampa, real estate

Jeremy Ladyman, Leeds, financial services

Laura Lawless Robertson, Phoenix, labour & employment

Raúl Mañón, Miami, international dispute resolution

Alexis Martinez, London, international dispute resolution

Erin McGrain, Washington DC, public policy

Shaan Palmer, Sydney, restructuring & insolvency

Supinder Sian, London, labour & employment

Douglas Smith, Dubai, corporate

Carolina Soto Hernandez, Santo Domingo, international dispute resolution

Heather Stutz, Columbus, litigation

Gareth Timms, London, litigation

Florian Traub, London, intellectual property & technology

Raymond Connor, Birmingham, litigation

Gregory Wald, San Francisco, labour & employment

Helen Yang, Los Angeles, litigation