White & Case promotes five London partners in 18-strong round

White & Case has promoted 18 lawyers to its global partnership, with the firm’s London partnership taking the biggest share.

The US firm’s London office gains five new partners as of January 2014, with the promotions spread across 11 different locations in total.

The Miami office, with three promotions and Frankfurt with two are the only other offices to see more than one partner made up.

Eight practice areas are represented in this year’s partner promotion round. The firm’s global banking practice saw five lawyers made up, with a further four joining the capital markets practice and three in the commercial litigation practice.

Six new female partners have been made up.

Oliver Brettle (pictured), executive partner of White & Case’s London office, said: The Firm’s promotions across EMEA reflect our commitment to meeting the needs of our clients and complement the capabilities of our existing partners.

“This move reflects the continued build out of our practices across Europe and I am particularly pleased to see that two of the five new partners in London are women.”

Last year also saw the White & Case promote five partners in London amid a 28-strong global promotion round.

This year’s promotions in full are as follows:

Rob Bennett – banking
Jill Concannon – capital markets
Mukund Dhar – project finance
Gareth Eagles – banking
Ingrid York – capital markets

Andreas Kleinschmidt – financial restructuring and insolvency
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