Bakers makes up seven in London in bumper promotion round

Bakers makes up seven in London in bumper promotion round

Baker McKenzie has promoted 81 lawyers to partners, continuing a trend which saw several law firms increase their intake this year.

The number of promotions announced today (27 June) and effective from 1 July is 19% up on last year’s scaled back round, which saw 68 minted, and is also up by one on 2017. Continue reading “Bakers makes up seven in London in bumper promotion round”

Maternity leave and part-time lawyers promoted in eight-strong Osborne Clarke partnership round

Maternity leave and part-time lawyers promoted in eight-strong Osborne Clarke partnership round

Osborne Clarke has made up eight partners in an improved promotion round which includes one lawyer on maternity leave and two who are working part-time.

The eight promotions are up three on last year, and include five female promotions. The partners are across the energy and utilities, financial services, real estate and infrastructure and digital business sectors. Continue reading “Maternity leave and part-time lawyers promoted in eight-strong Osborne Clarke partnership round”

City elite sees sharp increase in partner promotions and improved female promotion prospects

City elite sees sharp increase in partner promotions and improved female promotion prospects

Magic Circle takes a leaf from US playbook after a parsimonious 2018

This time last year, Legal Business was still lamenting that the post-banking crisis clampdown on promoting partners at City firms had showed little sign of lifting, with the Magic Circle in particular promoting at levels insufficient to sustain partnership sizes. Continue reading “City elite sees sharp increase in partner promotions and improved female promotion prospects”

Travers female partner promotions suffer amid scaled back round

Travers female partner promotions suffer amid scaled back round

A firm more progressive than many in the City on gender diversity, Travers Smith has made up just one female partner in a four-strong promotion round that is significantly scaled back from last year.

The City stalwart made up half the number of new partners as in 2018, when eight new partners were promoted, of which three were women. Continue reading “Travers female partner promotions suffer amid scaled back round”

Ashurst makes up eight in the City amid reduced global round as DAC Beachcroft mints 19, RPC six and TLT four

Ashurst makes up eight in the City amid reduced global round as DAC Beachcroft mints 19, RPC six and TLT four

Ashurst has promoted 21 partners globally, including eight in London, after a slightly reduced promotion round which saw Australia and the UK pick up the lion’s share of new partners. DAC Beachcroft, meanwhile, promoted 19 to partner in a significantly bolstered global round while RPC minted six in the UK and TLT promoted four.

In London, Ashurst promoted corporate lawyers Braeden Donnelly, Gaby Jones and Aaron Shute. In tax, meanwhile, the firm promoted Tim Gummer and in competition the firm made up Steven Vaz. Tim Edmonds and Nicholas Hilder were also promoted in global markets and projects respectively, while Emma Johnson was made a disputes partner. Continue reading “Ashurst makes up eight in the City amid reduced global round as DAC Beachcroft mints 19, RPC six and TLT four”

Simmons looks to the City in increased partner round as Gowling doubles promotions to ten

Simmons looks to the City in increased partner round as Gowling doubles promotions to ten

Top-25 UK firms Simmons & Simmons and Gowling WLG have followed suit on a series of strong partnership promotion rounds, making up 15 and 10 respectively.

Simmons promoted 15 lawyers to partner, eight of which were minted in London. The round is a significant increase on last year, when nine lawyers were promoted across the firm – a decrease from 12 the previous year – with only four promoted in the City. Continue reading “Simmons looks to the City in increased partner round as Gowling doubles promotions to ten”

CMS announces largest ever promotion round with women making up half of 49-strong cohort

CMS announces largest ever promotion round with women making up half of 49-strong cohort

CMS has added its name to the growing list of firms increasing their partner intake this year, with its cohort up two on last year’s 47.

It was a particularly improved show for gender diversity as 47% of the 49 new partners globally are women. In the UK, 16 of the firm’s 21 promotions across seven offices were women. Continue reading “CMS announces largest ever promotion round with women making up half of 49-strong cohort”

Clifford Chance mints nine City partners in its largest promotion round of the decade

Clifford Chance mints nine City partners in its largest promotion round of the decade

Clifford Chance has promoted 30 lawyers to partner, confirming a trend which saw Magic Circle firms increase their partner intake this year.

Announced today (25 April) and effective next month, women make up a third of this year’s intake, bringing the total proportion of female partners at the firm to 20%. It is the firm’s largest global promotion round since 2008, when 35 were promoted. Continue reading “Clifford Chance mints nine City partners in its largest promotion round of the decade”

Herbert Smith Freehills curtails London promotions in 22-strong global partnership round

Herbert Smith Freehills curtails London promotions in 22-strong global partnership round

Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) has unveiled an increased 22-strong global partner promotions round for 2019, however this includes a reduction in London appointments.

Overall, it is a significantly larger round than last year, when 17 lawyers were promoted globally, with six in London. But the promotions, effective 1 May 2019, see only four partners minted in London, with six each made up in EMEA, Asia and Australia. Continue reading “Herbert Smith Freehills curtails London promotions in 22-strong global partnership round”

Eversheds’ City partner promotions dip in bolstered global round as Fieldfisher makes up most ever

Eversheds’ City partner promotions dip in bolstered global round as Fieldfisher makes up most ever

Eversheds Sutherland’s international business has made 27 partner promotions, up seven on a flat 2018 round, but with just three promotions in London.

Fieldfisher, meanwhile, has made up 17 partners this year in its largest ever promotions round. Continue reading “Eversheds’ City partner promotions dip in bolstered global round as Fieldfisher makes up most ever”