Freshfields promotes 20 to partnership globally

March 10, 2011 Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has announced the promotion of 20 lawyers to the partnership in a new promotions round.

Nine of the new partners will join the firm's London office, while the remaining 11 promotions are spread across the firm's Brussels, Amsterdam, Duesseldorf, Hamburg, Frankfurt, Cologne, Moscow, Milan, Paris and Middle East and North Africa offices, which gain one new partner apiece, with the exception of Frankfurt which receives two.

Freshfields senior partner Will Lawes said: "All of our promotions are based on practice area need and we feel that this number of promotions is a suitable size to ensure a steady flow of new partners are always coming through the firm.

"Obviously we are disappointed that there were not more women in this round, and it is something we are trying to address to attract more women into the partnership.”

The details of the promotions are as follows:

London
Alastair Chapman, competition
James Aitken, competition
Mark Austin, corporate
Oliver Lazenby, corporate
Mark Sansom, dispute resolution
Andrew Austin, dispute resolution
Simone Bono, finance
Sean Lacey, finance
Sylvia Noury, dispute resolution

Frankfurt
Michael Rohls, dispute resolution
Jochen Wilkens, finance

Brussels
Rafique Bachour, competition

Amsterdam
Alexander Doorman, corporate

Duesseldorf
Gregor Von Bonin, corporate

Hamburg
Patrick Cichy, corporate

Moscow
Sergei Diyachenko, corporate

Dubai
Fares Al-Hejailan, corporate

Cologne
Roman Mallmann, dispute resolution

Paris/
Dimitri Lecat, dispute resolution

Milan
Luca Capone, employment, pensions and benefits

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