London partner promotions at US leaders rise 30% as firms shrug off Brexit jitters

Female promotions also on the up as America's elite reinforce City presence

Top US law firms made up almost one third more partners in London this year than last, according to new Legal Week research which also found evidence of progress being made on female promotions by America’s elite.

Combined City promotions at 32 of the largest US firms in London jumped by 28% this year, as American outfits continue to expand their UK presence, despite widespread expectations that many would cut back in the wake of the Brexit vote.

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