Allen & Overy elects Ballheimer as managing partner

Allen & Overy (A&O) partners have elected corporate co-head Andrew Ballheimer as the firm’s new managing partner, just a week after selecting current post-holder Wim Dejonghe to replace retiring senior partner David Morley.

Ballheimer (pictured) beat banking co-head Andrew Trahair, finance partner Michael Castle and corporate finance partner Simon Black to secure the managing partner post.

He has been elected for a four-year term, which will start on 1 May.

His election follows that of current managing partner Dejonghe to the senior partner role at the firm last week.

During Dejonghe’s time as managing partner revenue rose from