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Linklaters announces 26 new Partner elections worldwide 

21 March 2017

  • 70% of newly elected Partners based outside of UK reflecting firm’s global nature
  • New Partners drawn from across 10 practice areas
  • Total number of Partners remains stable at 470

Linklaters, the leading global firm, today announces the election of 26 new Partners across 13 jurisdictions. The make-up of the new partners is as follows:

  • Divisions: Corporate 12 (46%), Finance & Projects 12 (46%), and Dispute Resolution 2 (8%)
  • Practices: Mainstream Corporate 7 (27%), Banking 4 (15%), Capital Markets 4 (15%), Dispute Resolution 2 (8%), Tax 3 (12%), FRG 2 (8%) and Employment & Incentives, Projects, Real Estate and TMT IP all with 1 candidate (4% each)
  • Regions: UK 8 (31%), WEELEG 6 (23%), Asia 5 (19%), Germany 4 (15%), EEMEA 2 (8%) and Americas 1 (4%)
  • Gender: male 21 (81%) and female 5 (19%)


The promotions take effect on 1 May 2017.

Charlie Jacobs, Senior Partner at Linklaters, said:

“The exceptional quality of today’s newly elected Partners reflects our commitment to attracting, retaining and promoting the most talented lawyers in jurisdictions and practices around the world.

“As excited as we are by today’s announcement, we are disappointed that we have failed to reach our target for female partners in this year’s election. We remain absolutely committed to this important goal and acknowledge that despite firm-wide progress on diversity, we must and will strive to do better.”

The new partners are:

Alexander Harmse, Capital Markets, Amsterdam

Andreas Dehio, Financial Regulation Group, Frankfurt

Andrew Jennens, Banking, Abu Dhabi

Burkhard Rinne, Capital Markets, Frankfurt

Christian Schmitt, Dispute Resolution, Frankfurt

Dirk Horcher, Mainstream Corporate, Munich

Fionnghuala Griggs, Mainstream Corporate, London

Ian Callaghan, Banking, London

Ilia Ditiatev, Projects, London

Iris Leung, Capital Markets, Hong Kong

James Morgan, Tax, London

Janusz Dzianachowski, Real Estate, Warsaw

Jean-Charles Jais, Dispute Resolution, Paris

John Xu, Mainstream Corporate, Shanghai

Kanyaka Ramamurthi, Mainstream Corporate, London

Laure de Panafieu, Employment and Incentives, Singapore

Laurent Victor-Michel, Mainstream Corporate, Paris

Mavnick Nerwal, Tax, London

Melinda Perera, Banking, Luxembourg

Parthiv Rishi, Mainstream Corporate, Singapore

Pierre Thomet, Mainstream Corporate, Paris

Reza Taylor, Capital Markets, London

Robert Trust, Banking, New York

Rui Camacho Palma, Tax, Lisbon

Sumit Indwar, Financial Regulation Group, Hong Kong

Yohan Liyanage, TMT IP, London

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