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Twenty-five new counsel promotions globally

28 April 2010

Allen & Overy today announces the promotion of 25 associates globally to counsel positions, recognising the valuable contribution these senior lawyers make to the business.

The promotions, effective from 1 May 2010, will be made across six different practice groups in 12 different offices.

Managing partner, Wim Dejonghe, comments: "These promotions reflect our continued commitment to investing in the long term future of our international business. Our counsel are highly experienced lawyers, often have deep technical expertise, and play a significant role in relation to our practices and our ability to serve our clients. Elevating these talented senior lawyers recognises their contribution to the overall success of Allen & Overy and provides them with a platform to continue to build their careers. I'd like to congratulate all of our new counsel on their achievement."

Amsterdam
Jochem Kin – Tax   
Coen Thomas – Real Estate  

Abu Dhabi
Nick Jackson – Banking 
Tom Butcher – Corporate

Bangkok
Sarayut Jitprasertngam – Corporate 

Beijing
Cindy Lo – Banking

Dubai
Kiran Scarr – Banking   
Chris Mainwaring-Taylor – Litigation 

Hong Kong
Vivian Yiu – Corporate   
Frances van Eupen – Litigation 

London
Wendy Braithwaite – Banking  
Tim Elliott – Banking   
Daniel Franks – ICM   
Jeffrey Sullivan – Litigation  
Akash Sachdeva – Litigation   
Alison Berridge – Corporate  

Luxembourg
Donata Grasso – Litigation  
Vincent Naveaux – Litigation 

Madrid
Enrique López de Ceballos – Tax 

New York
Mark Robilotti – Corporate  

Paris
Fleur Herrenschmidt – Corporate      
Caroline Ledoux – Corporate                  
Jean-Baptiste de Martigny – Corporate  
Pascal Jouannic – Banking   

Tokyo
Jeremy White – Corporate  

In addition to the promotions as of 1 May, Allen & Overy promoted a further two associates to the role of counsel in New York in January (David Lucking and Bernd Bohr) and hired Jacob Minas as counsel in the New York office in March 2010.

For further information, please contact Margherita Orlandini, margherita.orlandini@allenovery.com on +44 (0)20 3088 2116.