LONDON – LAWFUEL- Allen & Overy LLP today announces 32 promotions to…

LONDON – LAWFUEL- Allen & Overy LLP today announces 32 promotions to partner effective 1 May 2007; the second year in a row that A&O has promoted over 30 people to partner after last year’s record 33 promotions. Continuing Allen & Overy’s dedication to international growth, this year 63% of the appointments are in offices outside London. The new partners work in offices in Europe, the Middle East, Asia and the United States and across 7 different practice areas.

Commenting Guy Beringer said : “This year’s promotions reflect the dynamic and strategic nature of A&O’s growth; our global corporate practice is promoting 10 people, the largest number in any practice area this year, and New York has the highest number of partner promotions outside London. I would like to congratulate each of our 32 new partners.”

Allen & Overy today also announced the first 17 London promotions to counsel roles. The counsel role (announced 12 October 2006) provides an alternative option to partnership for associates and market leading career development to non fee earners.

Genevieve Tennant, HR Director said : “The new counsel role was introduced after extensive consultation with partners and our people. Today’s announcement sees the realisation of a radical and innovative way of developing and rewarding our lawyers beyond the traditional partnership route. There is a real challenge in London for all major firms to attract and retain great people. We believe introducing the new counsel role shows that we are serious and innovative about our approach to solving complex HR issues.”

Allen & Overy’s 32 new partners work across 7 practice areas, in 11 offices worldwide.
Global banking group
Michael Castle (London), Nicholas Clark (London), Fahad Doha (London), Bob Penn (London), Christian Saunders (Dubai), Walter Uebelhoer (Frankfurt), Mark Wesseldine (London), Charles Williams (New York)

Global corporate group
Edward Barnett (London), Jean-François Bouchoms (Luxembourg), Michael Gilligan (New York), Jean-Patrice Labautière (Paris), Tom Levine (London), Martin Magál (Bratislava), Helga Van Peer (Brussels), Pascal Weerts (Brussels), Louise Wolfson (London), Cathy Yeung (Hong Kong)

Global international capital markets (ICM) group
Diana Billik (Paris), James Grandolfo (Hong Kong), Matthew Hebburn (Hong Kong), Paola Leocani (Milan), Franz Ranero (London), Amanda Thomas (London), Cristiano Tommasi (Rome), John Williams (New York)

Global litigation group
Andrew Denny (London), Andrew Rhys Davies (New York)

Global private client group
Arabella Saker (London)

Global real estate group
Nick Smith (London)

Global tax group
David Lewis (New York), Mathieu Vignon (Paris)

London counsel

Fee-earner counsel
Lorraine Ball (Projects), John Berry (ICM), Clare Calver (Banking – Leveraged Finance), Malcolm Charles (ICM), Russell Clifford (Structured and Asset Finance), Trevor Cosgrove (Real Estate), Ben Eaton (Tax), Lisa Goransson (Corporate), Xenia Kazoli (Corporate), Vanessa Morgan (Employment), Natalie Young (ICM)

Professional support lawyer (PSL) counsel

Jaya Gupta (Corporate), Sophie Mazzier (Private Client), Emma Slessenger (Real Estate)


Glenda Davies (Banking), Simon Fuge (Business Acceptance Unit), Ian Thomas (Partnership Office)

For further information please contact Sarah Fitzpatrick, [email protected], on +44 (0)20 3088 2395, or Karen Levin, [email protected], on +44 (0)20 3088 4341.

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