Allen & Overy makes up six London lawyers in 21-strong partner promotions round

Allen & Overy has made up 21 lawyers in this year’s partnership round, including six in the magic circle firm’s London headquarters.

The six City lawyers comprise three women and three men – James Burton (tax), Kate Davies (litigation), Darren Hanwell (banking), Jane Higgins (pensions), Matt Moore (banking) and Kate Sumpter (banking).

This year’s promotions include lawyers from 12 offices across 11 countries, with two made up in Australia, Singapore, Hong Kong, Paris and Frankfurt, and one each in New York, Amsterdam, Jakarta, Johannesburg and Moscow.

A total of six women have been made up – equating to almost one third of the promotions – after nine women joined the partnership in 2015′s 22-strong round.

Ten of the new partners come from the firm’s banking practice, with four in corporate, three in litigation and one each in tax, pensions, real estate and capital markets.

A&O managing partner Wim Dejonghe said: “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.”

A&O partner promotions in full

Sophie Roozendaal (corporate)

John Coburn (banking)
Knut Sauer (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)