Linklaters to hit 20% female partnership as women make up a third of 33-strong promotion round

Linklaters to hit 20% female partnership as women make up a third of 33-strong promotion round

For the sixth year in a row Linklaters has increased the size of its promotion round, adding 33 lawyers to its partnership.

Eleven of the new partners announced today (11 March) and effective from May are women, surpassing the firm’s 30% annual target and meaning its overall partnership will be 20% female for the first time. Continue reading “Linklaters to hit 20% female partnership as women make up a third of 33-strong promotion round”

US partner promotions: Nine minted in the City as Jones Day, Sidley, Cadwalader and Akin announce latest rounds

US partner promotions: Nine minted in the City as Jones Day, Sidley, Cadwalader and Akin announce latest rounds

Jones Day, Sidley Austin, Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft and Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld have unveiled their 2019 partner promotions, together welcoming four more London based-lawyers to their partnerships than last year.

Jones Day saw the largest cohort in a bumper round, with the firm promoting four in the City out of 46. Last year it promoted just one in London out of 39. Continue reading “US partner promotions: Nine minted in the City as Jones Day, Sidley, Cadwalader and Akin announce latest rounds”

‘Commitment to London’: Dechert makes up three in the City amid 16-strong partner promotions round

‘Commitment to London’: Dechert makes up three in the City amid 16-strong partner promotions round

Dechert is continuing a recent spate of investment in its London office with the promotion to partner of three in the City amid a scaled up 16-strong global round.

The Philadelphia-headquartered firm has continued its commercial litigation push by making up Matthew Banham and Timothy Bowden from its white-collar crime bench in London, while tax lawyer Daniel Hawthorne has also been promoted. Continue reading “‘Commitment to London’: Dechert makes up three in the City amid 16-strong partner promotions round”

Mayer Brown makes up four in London as Weil renews City commitment after last year’s promotion drought

Mayer Brown makes up four in London as Weil renews City commitment after last year’s promotion drought

Mayer Brown and Weil, Gotshal & Manges have minted four and three partners respectively in the City amid increased global promotion rounds for the US outfits.

Mayer Brown promoted 34 globally and Weil chalked up 11, with the US getting the lion’s share of promotions at both firms. Continue reading “Mayer Brown makes up four in London as Weil renews City commitment after last year’s promotion drought”

London calling for Latham as it makes up nine partners in the City

London calling for Latham as it makes up nine partners in the City

Latham & Watkins has promoted 31 lawyers to partner across all five of its departments globally, with 29% of those getting the nod in London.

The promotion round, effective of January next year, sees a notable increase in associates making the cut in London, with just two being made up last year in the City. Globally the firm’s 31 promotions equal last year’s round, which saw New York receive the lion’s share of promotions. Continue reading “London calling for Latham as it makes up nine partners in the City”

London gets lion’s share of White & Case’s largest ever partner promotions round

London gets lion’s share of White & Case’s largest ever partner promotions round

White & Case has promoted 41 lawyers to partner in its largest ever promotion round, with London seeing more promotions than the whole of the US.

The promotion round, effective from January next year, represents a 32% increase on last year, when 31 were minted. London sees 13 promotions, up from seven last year, and ahead of the 12 in the US. The overall round is one up on the firm’s previous record of 40 two years ago. Continue reading “London gets lion’s share of White & Case’s largest ever partner promotions round”

Kirkland continues inexorable rise with record 122-strong promotions round – including 10 in London

Kirkland continues inexorable rise with record 122-strong promotions round – including 10 in London

In a move befitting of its unstoppable upward trajectory, Kirkland & Ellis  has scored a new record in partner promotions, making up a striking 122 partners, of which 10 are in London.

The overall tally across the Chicago-bred firms 14 international offices is an increase on last year’s mammoth round, which saw 97 new partners created, with 13 minted in the City. Continue reading “Kirkland continues inexorable rise with record 122-strong promotions round – including 10 in London”

Baker McKenzie makes up six in London amid scaled back global promotion round as the firm claims largest female partnership

Baker McKenzie makes up six in London amid scaled back global promotion round as the firm claims largest female partnership

Baker McKenzie has promoted six in the City as part of a scaled down global promotion round which saw 68 lawyers minted, 15% fewer than last year’s 80.

Together with 53 laterals during this financial year, the promotions mean partner numbers at the firm hit 1,600. Continue reading “Baker McKenzie makes up six in London amid scaled back global promotion round as the firm claims largest female partnership”

Partner promotions: women make up nearly half of reduced Simmons promotion round

Partner promotions: women make up nearly half of reduced Simmons promotion round

Simmons & Simmons has promoted four women to partner as part of a reduced round of just nine partner promotions globally, with London promotions also dropping this year.

The nine promotions announced today (30 April) is a dip from last year’s 12, but being 45% female exceeds the firm’s commitment to have women comprise 30% of all managing associate and partner promotions each year. The promotions span a variety of locations and practise areas, although with only four being made up in London, compared to seven last year. Continue reading “Partner promotions: women make up nearly half of reduced Simmons promotion round”