Skadden goes organic with three City promotions as investment intensifies in London

Skadden goes organic with three City promotions as investment intensifies in London

Skadden has made up its largest haul of new partners in London since 2008, a further showing of support for the City office after an uncharacteristically expansive stint in the lateral recruitment market of late.

The move sees the famously conservative Wall Street giant promote three new partners as part of a 17-strong global round, matching a commitment to organic growth in London last seen 13 years ago. Continue reading “Skadden goes organic with three City promotions as investment intensifies in London”

Promotions latest: Global 100 players adopt mixed approach to new year partnership rounds as diversity tops agenda

Promotions latest: Global 100 players adopt mixed approach to new year partnership rounds as diversity tops agenda

The new year has kicked off with a number of large Global 100 firms revealing their latest partner promotion rounds – with the City and gender diversity receiving varying levels of attention. 

Norton Rose Fulbright yesterday (6 Jan) announced a bumper promotions round of 47 new partners, with eight in London. Although the total number is down slightly on the 53 announced a year ago, it does just beat the 2019 cohort of 46. Notably, 25 of the new partners are women – 53% of the total.  Continue reading “Promotions latest: Global 100 players adopt mixed approach to new year partnership rounds as diversity tops agenda”

London and St Louis receive lion’s share of investment as BCLP announces 20-strong global promotion round

London and St Louis receive lion’s share of investment as BCLP announces 20-strong global promotion round

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (BCLP) promoted 20 lawyers as part of its latest global promotion round, the firm announced today (6 November), with London and St Louis again getting the majority of the spoils.

The figure is an increase of three on last year’s promotion push, though the City figure is one shy of last year’s five lawyers minted in London. Continue reading “London and St Louis receive lion’s share of investment as BCLP announces 20-strong global promotion round”

White & Case reverts to London in 40-strong global partner promotions round 

White & Case reverts to London in 40-strong global partner promotions round 

White & Case has refocused on the City in its latest partnership promotion round, after largely overlooking London last year in an uncharacteristic move for the firm.

The firm announced today (9 October) that as of January 2021 nine lawyers in the City will be minted as part of a wider 40-strong promotion round. The London figure is a marked increase on last year, when just three lawyers received the nod in the City with other jurisdictions prioritised.  Continue reading “White & Case reverts to London in 40-strong global partner promotions round ”

Relentless as ever: Kirkland surpasses own record to promote 145 new partners and 16 in London

Relentless as ever: Kirkland surpasses own record to promote 145 new partners and 16 in London

 In characteristic ‘retrenchment be damned’ fashion, Kirkland & Ellis has beaten its own record for the number of partners it promotes, making up 145 globally and 16 in the City. 

The move sees the world’s highest-grossing law firm continue its striking ascent even in the face of coronavirus uncertainty to add four to last year’s 141-strong total, of which 16 were in London. Continue reading “Relentless as ever: Kirkland surpasses own record to promote 145 new partners and 16 in London”

Pinsents makes up non-lawyers to partner as it mulls quarterly distributions delay in wake of Covid-19

Pinsents makes up non-lawyers to partner as it mulls quarterly distributions delay in wake of Covid-19

Pinsent Masons has promoted staff outside of traditional legal services to partner for the first time in a slightly increased partner promotions round.

The firm said today (30 March) it was promoting 17 to partner, effective 1 May, including Hayley Boxall from its forensic accounting services team and director of client solutions David Halliwell. Pinsents has an forensic accounting team of seven, focusing on disputes, consultancy services and investigations, while Halliwell is charged with working across the firm to help clients change the way they deliver and receive legal services. Continue reading “Pinsents makes up non-lawyers to partner as it mulls quarterly distributions delay in wake of Covid-19”

Slaughters makes up seven in the City with bulked-up promotion round

Slaughters makes up seven in the City with bulked-up promotion round

City blueblood Slaughter and May has promoted seven partners in the City and one in Hong Kong following an increased promotion round, with corporate receiving the lion’s share.

The promotion round sees London land four additional corporate partners, with one apiece going to the firm’s infrastructure and natural resources, investigations and financing practices respectively. In Hong Kong the one promotion came in corporate. Continue reading “Slaughters makes up seven in the City with bulked-up promotion round”

NRF London partner promotions flat at eight in North America-focused round

NRF London partner promotions flat at eight in North America-focused round

Norton Rose Fulbright has promoted 48 lawyers to partner and five to the South African partner-equivalent role of director, increasing its intake on last year’s 46.

Promotions in its City base stayed the same as last year at eight, however, as the firm focused heavily on its American business, which accounted for more than half of the intake. The firm minted 13 lawyers in the US and 14 in Canada. Continue reading “NRF London partner promotions flat at eight in North America-focused round”

Hogan Lovells ramps up London partner promotions in 29-strong round

Hogan Lovells ramps up London partner promotions in 29-strong round

Hogan Lovells has increased partnership promotions in the City for the fourth successive year, minting eight in London amid a slightly scaled back round.

The firm announced today (6 January) it has promoted 29 of its lawyer to the partnership in the last round overseen by chief executive Steve Immelt (pictured), who will hand over to Miguel Zaldivar in June following a confirmatory vote by partnership in late December last year. The firm made 30 promotions last year. Continue reading “Hogan Lovells ramps up London partner promotions in 29-strong round”

Kirkland alumni gets nod as Sidley promotes two in London following 30-strong promotion round

Kirkland alumni gets nod as Sidley promotes two in London following 30-strong promotion round

Sidley Austin has promoted two of its City associates to partner, including one of the 40 lawyers who has joined the firm from Chicago rival Kirkland & Ellis over the last three years.

The round announced today (12 December) saw the number of those minted in the City lift on last year, when the firm only promoted one, but saw Sidley focus heavily on its Washington DC branch, which accounted for 11 of the 30 global promotions. Continue reading “Kirkland alumni gets nod as Sidley promotes two in London following 30-strong promotion round”