Linklaters announces promotion of 30 new counsel including 14 women

Linklaters has announced the promotion of 30 counsel across 14 of the magic circle firm’s offices.

Five of the newly-promoted counsel are based in Linklaters’ City headquarters. Eighteen are based in continental Europe, alongside three each in New York and Hong Kong.

The new London counsel are Anna Mitchell (competition), Jacqueline Chaplin (dispute resolution), Elizabeth Dowd (financial regulation), Louise Samuel (real estate) and Chris Williams (banking global loans).

At the same time, the firm has also promoted seven lawyers to the rank of counsel professional support lawyer (PSL), including five in London.

Almost half (14) of the newly promoted counsel are women, while four of the seven PSLs are female. All of the promotions are effective from 1 May.

Seventeen of the counsel are in the firm’s finance and projects division, with seven in corporate and six in the global dispute resolution practice.

In March, Linklaters announced the promotion of 27 lawyers to partner, including 10 in London. As well as the 10 promotions in London, the firm made up nine partners in Asia across Hong Kong, Tokyo, Seoul and Abu Dhabi.

The firm outstripped its 30% target for female partner promotions set in 2012, with women making up 37% of the newly promoted cohort. The promotions round saw the highest number of women ever promoted in a single round at Linklaters, breaking a previous record high of nine in 2014.

New counsel promotions in full 


  • Anna Mitchell (competition)
  • Elizabeth Dowd (financial regulation group)
  • Louise Samuel (real estate)
  • Chris Williams (banking global loans)
  • Jacqueline Chaplin (dispute resolution)

Hong Kong

  • Danny Kan (mainstream corporate)
  • Matthew Worth (banking and projects)
  • Hanwen Yu (capital markets)
  • Sherry (Jiwei) Cui (capital markets)

New York

  • Matthew Brigham (tax)
  • Kate Machan (dispute resolution)
  • Patrick Ashby (dispute resolution)


  • Ingemar Kartheuser (TMT IP)
  • Tobias Klupsch (banking)
  • Jan Suschinski (dispute resolution)


  • Marta Sassella (mainstream corporate)
  • Loris Bovo (dispute resolution)


  • Vincent Gerlach (mainstream corporate)


  • Ebba Perman Borg (tax)


  • Michal Miecinski (real estate)


  • Gabriel Cabello (real estate)
  • Adolfo Guerrero (real estate)
  • Patricia Alvarez (banking)
  • Juan Maria Lamo (capital markets)


  • Ngoc-Hong Ma (financial regulations group)
  • Darko Adamovic (B&P projects/public law)
  • Carole Nerguararian (B&P banking/R&I)


  • Vera Eiro (banking and projects)


  • Eliane Dejardin Botelho (banking)


  • Florence Danis (dispute resolution)