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Allen & Overy bolsters global network with 21 partner promotions

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Wim Dejonghe

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08 April 2016

Allen & Overy today announces the promotion of 21 lawyers to partner across its global network. Effective as of 1 May 2016, the promotions are across 12 offices in 11 countries and all the major practice groups in the business.

Well over a quarter (29%) of the new partners are women. Nearly half (10) of the promotions are in the Banking practice followed by Corporate (five), Litigation (three) and one each in International Capital Markets, Real Estate and Tax. Over two-thirds (71%) are based outside London, with seven in the Asia Pacific region, six each from London and Europe and one each in Africa and North America.

Managing partner Wim Dejonghe, comments: “These promotions represent another significant investment in the quality of our international network and the future of our business. The broad spread of locations also underlines the demand we anticipate from clients across our network. It gives me great pleasure to welcome each of the candidates to the partnership and I would like to congratulate them on reaching this milestone in their career.

Sophie Roozendaal (Corporate)

John Coburn (Banking)
Knut Sauer (International Capital Markets)

Hong Kong
Matthew Hodgson (Litigation)
Richard Woodworth (Banking)

Tarsis Halintar (Banking)

Kathleen Wong (Banking)

James Burton (Tax)
Kate Davies (Litigation)
Darren Hanwell (Banking)
Jane Higgins (Pensions)
Matt Moore (Banking)
Kate Sumpter (Banking)

Ilya Dvorkin* (Banking)

New York
Yaakov Sheinfeld (Real Estate)

Jean-Christophe David (Banking)
Romy Richter (Corporate)

Goran Galic (Corporate)

Andrew Battisson (Litigation)
Alun Evans (Corporate)

James Abbott (Banking)

* subject to completion of certain regulatory formalities