Lovells Promotions plunge to 18

Lovells has promoted 18 associates to its partnership, a significant drop on last year's bumper crop of 31. The year before that the firm promoted 18. As with most City firms this year, Lovells has spread its promotions across a wide range of offices, with its London HQ gaining a third of the total. The intellectual property, media and technology (IPMT) practice group, which has seen a major push at the firm over the past 12 months, gained the greatest share of the new partners at four. Lovells has lost Italian private equity head Andrea Accornero, who is heading for the Milan office of rival City firm Simmons & Simmons.

Lovells Promotions plunge to 18 Sat, Apr 12, 2008