Latham promotes two in the City as women make up more than a third of new partners

City promotions stay flat on year as the proportion of female promotions jumps to 35%

Latham & Watkins has made up two London lawyers to partner in a 31-strong global promotions round, in which female lawyers make up more than a third of the new partners.

The firm has promoted finance associate Charles Armstrong and corporate associate Huw Thomas to its City partnership. Armstrong previously worked as a senior associate at Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy, Baker McKenzie and Clifford Chance before joining Latham. Thomas worked for CMS before joining Latham and has since spent seven months on secondment to  Deutsche Bank.

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