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Taylor Wessing promotes City trio in 12-strong partnership round

Taylor Wessing has unveiled its 2013/14 partner promotions, with three associates making the cut in London and a further nine across its European offices, marking a 25% drop on its promotion round last year.

The all-male promotion line-up falls across the top 100 firm’s finance, real estate, corporate technology, employment & pensions, corporate and China groups, boosting its partnership ranks outside London in Berlin (2), Munich (2), Dusseldorf (1), Hamburg (2), and Warsaw (2).

It marks a 25% drop from last year when 16 associates made the grade, although it is a significant improvement on 2012 levels, when the firm promoted just six across its UK and German arms. The latest promotions take the number of partners worldwide at the firm to 400.

UK managing partner Tim Eyles (pictured) said: ‘As associates these individuals have proved themselves to be great lawyers with a real instinct for business. I’m sure they will continue to be a real asset to their clients and to Taylor Wessing, as they bring their different qualities to the partnership during an exciting period of international growth.’

Others to announce lower promotion rounds in recent weeks include Travers Smith, which in mid-May revealed it made up two to partner, the lowest number in three years while Trowers & Hamlins, Nabarro and Berwin Leighton Paisner have all promoted fewer senior associates than last year.

2014 promotions in full:

Amar Ali, finance, London

Johannes Callet, real estate, Berlin

Andrew Davis, corporate technology, London

Mike Goldammer, China group, Munich

Dennis Lüers, employment & pensions, Munich

Guido Norman Motz, employment & pensions, Dusseldorf

Norman Rochert, capital markets, Berlin

Alexander Rodion Roth, M&A, Hamburg

Phil Shepherd, corporate technology, London

Krystian Stanasiuk, employment & pensions, Warsaw

Jens Wiesner, finance, Hamburg

Sylwester Zydowicz, real estate, Warsaw