Eversheds has promoted 26 lawyers in this year's promotion round, including 11 female lawyers. Last year, the firm promoted 22 lawyers, more than half women. Overall, 25.7 percent of the firm's partners are women.
Herbert Smith Freehills is eyeing expansion into US and China, according to its Beyond 2020 longterm vision plan. According to the plan, the firm will investigate obtaining the right to practice law in China, and would
London-based firm Payne Hicks Beach's construction and energy head is leaving to start his own firm focused on Middle East and East African work. Julian Critchlow, who has been with Payne Hicks Beach since 2013, will
Holman Fenwick Willan promoted nine partners in this year's promotion round, with three promotions coming from the firm's shipping law division and two coming from aviation. Three of the promoted partners are based in
London-based insurance firm RPC promoted three partners in this year's promotion round, which will take effect on May 1. One new partner, Nigel Collins, is a corporate specialist who heads RPC's Japan desk. Another,
Linklaters has announced the appointment of a new managing partner in its Luxembourg office. Partner Patrick Geortay, who heads the capital markets and banking group in the Luxembourg office, will step into the role for
Eversheds has bested its competitors by winning the most panel appointments for Q1 2016, according to Lawyer Market Intelligence statistics. Eversheds netted seven panel appointments, while Clifford Chance came in
Multinational law firm DLA Piper has chosen a new managing partner for its Singapore office. Joe Bauerschmidt, currently the southeast Asia capital markets team leader, will replace current managing partner John