Eversheds Sutherland’s international business has made 20 partner promotions globally, the same as last year, with more than half outside the UK.
In the UK the firm made up nine partners across Cardiff, Manchester, Leeds, Nottingham and London, where four were promoted. The 11 promoted outside the UK are in Dubai, Dublin, Hong Kong, Johannesburg, Milan, Munich, Riyadh, Rotterdam and Warsaw.
Eight of the overall promotions are female, while 11 promotions were in the company commercial practice group, four each in litigation and real estate, and one in human resources. The 20 promotions match last year’s rounds, but are down on the previous year’s 26 promotions . In December, Eversheds Sutherland US made 17 partner promotions.
Chief executive Lee Ranson commented on the international promotions round, which also includes nine legal director promotions: ‘Each of our new partners and legal directors has demonstrated outstanding technical ability in their specialist areas of law, a strong reputation within their teams and a dynamic approach to developing their client base and wider practice teams. Additionally, the breadth of geographies represented by our newly promoted colleagues reinforces our global coverage goals.’
Partner promotions have generally been mixed so far this year , with LB100 top-30 firms Taylor Wessing increasing to three promotions, Holman Fenwick Willan (HFW) increasing its round to eight partners, and Dentons recording a drop in London promotions as it took on 36 new partners globally. Elsewhere, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer announced it had promoted a modest five lawyers to its London partnership, while Linklaters increased the size of its promotions round for the fifth year in a row, adding 27 lawyers to its partnership.
Eversheds Sutherland 2018 partner promotions in full:
Anmar Al Gharifi, company commercial, Riyadh
Gareth Ashfield, real estate, Cardiff
Nicola Brookes, company commercial, Manchester
Greg Falkof, litigation, London
Marta Gadomska-Golab, company commercial, Warsaw
Simon Harris, real estate, Leeds
Holger Holle, company commercial, Munich
Aleksandra Kunkiel-Krynska, company commercial, Warsaw
Richard Kyle, company commercial, London
Lucas Lustermans, company commercial, Rotterdam
Shalagh Massingham, litigation, Dubai
Alexander Mehdevy, company commercial, London
David Milne, company commercial, Leeds
Julia Neal, litigation, London
Terry O’Malley, real estate, Dublin
Marie O’Riordan, real estate, Dublin
Gabriele Pignatti Morano, company commercial, Milan
Mark Pipkin, human resources, Nottingham
Helen Westman, litigation, Johannesburg
Amy Yu, company commercial, Hong Kong