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18 April – LAWFUEL – The Law News Network – Linklaters has invited 3…

18 April – LAWFUEL – The Law News Network – Linklaters has invited 32 new partners to join the partnership throughout its offices worldwide. Of these, 19 (60 per cent) are based outside London and seven (22 per cent) are female. The elections in particular strengthen the banking, capital markets, corporate, projects, real estate and tax practice areas.

With the new appointments, which become effective from 1 May 2005, the partnership will number approximately 500.

The new partners have the following specialisms:

11 in Corporate (encompassing specialist groups such as EU competition, investment management, financial markets)
13 in Finance & Projects
8 in Commercial (encompassing practice areas such as IP, real estate and tax)

Corporate
Stuart Bedford (mainstream corporate, London)
Theodore Cominos (mainstream corporate, Bucharest)
Jian Fang (mainstream corporate, Shanghai)
Andrew Mackie (mainstream corporate, New York)
Nikolaos Paschos (mainstream corporate, Cologne)
Victoria Sander (mainstream corporate, London)
Agathe Soilleux (mainstream corporate, Paris)
Carsten Grave (EU Competition, Cologne)
Nadia Swann (financial markets, London)
Emmanuel-Frédéric Henrion (investment management, Luxembourg)
Jan Endler (public law, Berlin)

Finance & Projects
Bruce Bell (banking, London)
Arnaud Fromion (banking, Paris)
Marc Trinkaus (banking, Frankfurt)
Reiko Sakimura (capital markets, Tokyo)
Toby Gray (capital markets, London)
Elaine Keats (capital markets, London)
David Ludwick (capital markets, London)
Edward Hickman (capital markets, London)
Anders Malm (finance & projects, Stockholm)
Matthew Keats (projects, London)
Charlotte L Morgan (projects, London)
Simon Ratledge (projects, Paris)
Paul Lignières (public law – projects, Paris)

Commercial
Andrew Bruce (real estate, London)
Joe Conder (real estate, London)
Artur Kulawski (real estate, Warsaw)
Michaela Sopp (IP / media finance, Munich)
Gustavo Lian Haddad (tax, Sao Paulo)
Florian Lechner (tax, Frankfurt)
Oliver Rosenberg (tax, Cologne)
Dominic Winter (tax, London)

Anthony Cann, senior partner of Linklaters, said:

“This is an exceptional group of people reflecting our strength right across the firm. Most of our leading practice groups will be enhanced by new partners, which adds to the range of specialisms and quality of service that we offer to our global clients.”

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Notes to Editors

If you would like further information on any of these deals, please contact Tasneem Watson on +44 20 7456 4397 or tasneem.watson@linklaters.com, or Rupert Winlaw on +44 20 7456 3219 or rupert.winlaw@linklaters.com

Linklaters is a law firm which specialises in advising the world’s leading companies, financial institutions and governments o n their most challenging transactions and assignments. With offices in major business and financial centres, we deliver an outstanding service to our clients anywhere in the world.

The elections add to the 12 significant hires Linklaters has made over the last year, strengthening the firm’s practice areas worldwide. They are: Scott Bowie (US law, investment management, New York), Michael Bassett (US law, banking, New York), Gary Barnett (US law, structured finance and derivatives, New York), Adam Glass (US law, structured finance and derivatives, New York), Mark Palmer (US law, restructuring & insolvency, New York), Mitsuhiro Yasuda (Japanese law, capital markets, Tokyo), Akihiro Wani (Japanese law, corporate, Tokyo), Michel Frieh, (French law, private equity, Paris), Pim Horsten, (Dutch law, capital markets, Amsterdam), Pieter Riemer (Dutch law, corporate, Amsterdam), Sérgio Bruna, (Brazilian law, competition, Sao Paulo), Roberto Vianna (Brazilian law, corporate & banking, Sao Paulo).

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