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Taylor Wessing boosts partnership by 16 in latest promotion round

Taylor Wessing has more than doubled its partner promotions this year to 16, of which only one is in its City office.

City private client lawyer Kirstie McGuigan was made up to partner while the firm’s other promotions were spread across Munich (four), Berlin (two), Frankfurt (one), Dusseldorf (two), Hamburg (one), Budapest (one), Vienna (one), and Prague (two), Bratislava (one).

The promotions were spread among multiple practice areas, including corporate (four), real estate (three), trade marks, & design (two), competition & antitrust (one), patents (one), banking & finance (one), and environmental planning & regulatory (one).

Four London associates have been promoted to senior counsel in finance, telecoms, real estate and corporate.

The partnership promotions represent a significant increase in number on this time last year when the firm promoted six partners, of which one was in London and the rest across its German offices.

‘Each of these lawyers is hugely skilled and has been promoted on their own merits, having demonstrated sharp commercial instinct, sound industry knowledge and a collaborative mind-set that will allow them to play a key role in Taylor Wessing’s international growth,’ said Tim Eyles, the firm’s UK managing partner.

Taylor Wessing’s is the latest of a series of partner announcements, following Pinsent Masons’ 14-partner promotion in April. Other firms to make recent announcements include Holman Fenwick, Nabarro and Irwin Mitchell.


Partner promotions in full:

Adrian Birnbach (real estate) – Munich

Torsten Braner (corporate) – Budapest

Michael Bruggemann (EU Competition, Antitrust and Trade) – Dusseldorf

Harald Czermak (real estate) – Vienna

Anja Disput (real estate) – Frankfurt

Petr Dobes (trade marks & designs) – Prague

Ortrun Gunzel (trade marks & designs) – Munich

Hagen Hasselbrink (corporate) – Berlin

Tim Heitling (corporate) – Berlin

Silvia Hlavackova (banking & finance) – Bratislava

Anja Lunze (patents) – Munich

Kirstie McGuigan (private client) – London

Thomas Rechberger (corporate) – Prague

Jakob Riemenschneider (China) – Munich

Roland Schmidt-Bleker (environmental planning & regulatory) – Dusseldorf

Thorsten Troge (trade marks & designs) – Hamburg


Senior counsel promotions in full:

Lee Bagshaw (corporate) – Singapore (on secondment from London)

Marcus Earnshaw (finance) – London

Sian Skelton (IT telecoms & competition) – London

Louise Tobutt (real estate) – London