US firm Jones Day has promoted five to partner in London as part of a 47-strong promotions round, while New York outfit Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft elected two in the City as part of a 10-strong cohort.
Jones Day promoted private equity lawyers Liam Bonamy, Ben Shribman and John MacGarty, banking and finance lawyer Polly O’Brien, and disputes lawyer Sylvia Tonova in this year’s around.
The US firm’s promotions matched its round of 47 lawyers the previous year, where two London lawyers made partner. In the current round, 15 of the firm’s new partners were female, around 32%.
Cadwalader is to add two London partners in a round of 10 promotions after a difficult year for the New York firm that saw a number of partner departures and the closure of its Hong Kong and Beijing offices.
Cadwalader elected financial restructuring lawyer Sinjini Saha to partner in the firm’s London office as well as capital markets lawyer Daniel Tobias. Saha represents private equity sponsors in leveraged buyouts, restructurings and securities matters, while Tobias specialises in collateralised loan obligations.
The firm also promoted seven to partner in New York, as well as one in Washington DC. Four of the firm’s 10 new partners are female.
Cadwalader managing partner Pat Quinn said: ‘This is another great group of young partners – our largest incoming class since 1993 – and each has demonstrated first-rate legal skills and superb client service capabilities. It is gratifying to note that four of our new partners are products of our Sponsorship Program for high-performing female and diverse attorneys.’
London partner promotions:
Sinjini Saha – financial restructuring practice, London
Daniel Tobias – capital markets practice, London
Liam Bonamy – private equity practice, London
Ben Shribman – private equity practice, London
John MacGarty – private equity practice, London
Polly O’Brien – banking & finance practice, London
Sylvia Tonova – global disputes practice, London