London promotions rise amid global decline at White & Case
White & Case has announced a smaller crop of partner promotions coming into effect in 2016. The firm will promote 31 partners globally this year, compared to last years group of 37 promotions. Conversely, the number of promotions in London has gone up. Last year, five of the promotions came in the UK capital, while this year, eight of the promotions will be in the city.
Nineteen promotions came in Europe, the Middle East and Africa in offices located in Astana, Brussels, Frankfurt, Hamburg, London, Paris, Prague, Riyadh and Stockholm. There was one promotion Tokyo. After the eight promotions in London, the remaining nine came in the Americas. The promotions this year in London were also split evenly along gender lines.
Globally, the firm's M&A practice boasted the greatest number of promotions. The firm's project finance and commercial litigation groups also fared well in the latest promotions round.