Clifford Chance and Linklaters make most of their partner promotions in Europe

Clifford Chance and Linklaters make most of their partner promotions in Europe

Partner promotions continue apace with Magic Circle firms Clifford Chance (CC) and Linklaters the latest to announce their numbers, the majority of which are in Europe.

CC welcomed 20 new lawyers to its partnership, with three-quarters of those promotions spread across Europe, while Linklaters promoted 24 partners, of which 19 were in Europe. Continue reading “Clifford Chance and Linklaters make most of their partner promotions in Europe”

Taylor Wessing boosts partnership by 16 in latest promotion round

Taylor Wessing boosts partnership by 16 in latest promotion round

Taylor Wessing has more than doubled its partner promotions this year to 16, of which only one is in its City office.

City private client lawyer Kirstie McGuigan was made up to partner while the firm’s other promotions were spread across Munich (four), Berlin (two), Frankfurt (one), Dusseldorf (two), Hamburg (one), Budapest (one), Vienna (one), and Prague (two), Bratislava (one).

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HSF and Ashurst announce partner promotions

HSF and Ashurst announce partner promotions

Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) and Ashurst have both announced their latest partner promotions today (23 April), with Herbert Smith promoting considerably more associates than last year while Ashurst made up fewer partners this time around.

Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) has promoted 19 lawyers to its partnership, up from just 10 last year, with the majority of the partners come from the firm’s self professed twin engines of corporate and dispute resolution, with seven partners being made up in each practice areas.

Following the firm’s merger with Australian outfit Freehills last summer, seven partners have been made up in Australia. These include corporate lawyers Paul Branston in Brisbane and Mark Currell in Sydney; disputes specialists Leon Chung and Hugh Paynter in Sydney; Matthew Bull, a competition associate in Brisbane; and projects associate Daniel Zador and finance lawyer Rowen Cross, both based in Perth.

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Irwin Mitchell promotes four non-lawyers in record partnership round

Irwin Mitchell promotes four non-lawyers in record partnership round

Irwin Mitchell announced yesterday (17 April) that it is to promote to partnership four non-lawyers in a bumper round of promotions.

The four will be promoted to rank of associate director, which is the equivalent of partner at the Major UK firm. They are: Manchester-based head of communications, Mark Duffell; head of talent and resourcing, Janet Sandford, and two from the operations team, David Robinson and Danny Varhalamas.

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Freshfields latest to promote new partners with 14 making the grade

Freshfields latest to promote new partners with 14 making the grade

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has appointed 14 new partners, with just under half of the promotions made in London.

The Magic Circle firm made up six associates in the City, boosting partner headcount in its corporate, finance, dispute resolution, employment and tax practices.

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Emerging markets dominate 2012 partner promotions round

Good news for senior associates in emerging markets: there are now more partners than ever being made up in Asia. If you are an aspiring associate in Asia or Australia you stand a much greater chance of making partner at a UK firm now than five years ago. According to data collected by LB, this year the UK’s top 25 firms made up 48 partners in Asia, compared to just 26 in 2008.

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