Freshfields promotes 20 to partnership globally

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

Freshfields promotes 20 to partnership globally Thu, Mar 10, 2011