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”

A&O ups the ante on female partner promotions as Skadden ends City investment drought

A&O ups the ante on female partner promotions as Skadden ends City investment drought

Allen & Overy has promoted 14 London partners amid a scaled up 34-strong global round while Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom has promoted its first City partner in three years.

The Magic Circle firm made heavier investment in new partners than last year and also significantly improved the promotion of women, minting eight females – equal to 24% of the newest partners – of which two are part-time. Last year, A&O made up only two women in its 20-strong round, having the same month vowed to redouble its diversity efforts. Continue reading “A&O ups the ante on female partner promotions as Skadden ends City investment drought”

Freshfields mints eight partners in the City in renewed 22-strong global promotion round

Freshfields mints eight partners in the City in renewed 22-strong global promotion round

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has promoted 22 lawyers to partner, including eight in London, amid a stronger promotion round for the Magic Circle firm.

This is a significant increase on last year when the firm made up just 12 lawyers globally and a mere five in the City. It is also an increase on 2017 when the firm promoted 18 lawyers globally and six in London. Continue reading “Freshfields mints eight partners in the City in renewed 22-strong global promotion round”

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”