Lovells invites 21 lawyers to partnership

April 15, 2010 Lovells has promoted 21 lawyers to the partnership in the annual promotions round – an increase from the 19 that were appointed in 2009’s round, but down from the 31 promotions in 2007.

There were ten promotions in the firm’s continental Europe offices across Milan, Madrid, Paris, Munich, Hamburg and Duesseldorf, five in the London office, three in Hong Kong, one in Shanghai, one in Dubai and one in Hamburg.

Senior partner John Young commented: "These appointments acknowledge the hard work of each individual during very challenging economic times. As we launch the new firm, Hogan Lovells, on 1 May, we will continue to invest in the associate community, to ensure legal talent rises to the top for the benefit of our clients around the world."

The promotions are:

Ed Bowyer - employment, London
Ana Castedo - intellectual property, media & technology (IPMT), Madrid
Christopher Cross - project finance, London (pictured)
Dirk Debald - real estate, Hamburg
Cecile Derycke - ltigation (product liability/life sciences), Paris
Christopher Dobby - litigation, Hong Kong
James Fong - corporate, Hong Kong
Christian Herweg - business restructuring and insolvency (BRI), Munich
Paul Joukador - corporate (including commercial), London
Sebastian Lach - litigation (product liability), Munich
Geoffrey Lin - IPMT, Shanghai
Kim Mehrbrey, litigation, Dusseldorf
Imran Mufti - banking, Dubai
Kelly Naphtali - BRI, Hong Kong
Amit Nayyar - corporate, London
Morten Petersenn - IPMT, Hamburg
Alessandro Piermanni - corporate, Milan
Guy Potel - corporate finance, London
Steffen Steininger - IPMT, Munich
Deanna Wong - IPMT, Hong Kong
Nikolas Zirngibl - corporate, Munich


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