A&O shortchanges women in 2018 promotions round

April 21, 2018 Allen & Overy has announced its 2018 promotions round, with 20 partners being made up in total.

Of the 20 promoted partners, four are in London. Banking associate Hannah Valintine, capital markets associate John Kicken, corporate associate Andrew Cork, and litigation associate James Freeman have all made partner in the City. Not since 2010 have so few London associates been promoted to partner.

Women were also underwhelmingly represented in the round, with just two being made up to partner. Along with the City’s Valintine, Singapore-based litigator Sheila Ahuja made the cut.

Partner promotions in full:

London
Hannah Valintine, banking
John Kicken, ICM
James Freeman, litigation
Andrew Cork, corporate

Europe
Jonathan Heeringa, Amsterdam, ICM
Jasper de Jong, Amsterdam, corporate
Frederiek Adams, Brussels, corporate
Christian Hilmes, Hamburg, real estate
Ignacio Hornedo, Madrid, corporate

Africa
Antoine Haddad, Casablanca, banking

Middle East
Yacine Francis, Dubai, litigation

Asia-Pacific
Henry Sohn, Seoul, banking
David Jenaway, Perth, litigation
Sheila Ahuja, Singapore, litigation
Chris Bishop, Singapore, banking
Scott Lovell, Singapore, banking
Tim Beech, Singapore, ICM
James Mythen, Singapore, corporate

Americas
Brian Jebb, New York, corporate
Simon Clark, New York, banking

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