Linklaters elects 23 new partners

Linklaters has announced the election of 23 new partners. The promotions take effect on 1 May 2015.

The new partners’ appointments span 12 jurisdictions across 14 offices, representing nine areas of practice. 15 of these promotions are based outside London with nine promoted from the role of counsel. Seven new partners, representing just over 30% of the total, are women.

Robert Elliott, Linklaters’ Chairman and Senior Partner, said:

“Our class of 2015 partners are all extremely talented lawyers with deep knowledge of the industries in which they support clients. Their exceptional qualities will help us enhance our market-leading offering and outstanding client service.”

The 23 new partners are:
  • Alexandra Beidas, Employment & Incentives, London
  • Patrik Björklund, Banking, Stockholm
  • Rory Conway, Dispute Resolution, London
  • Daniel Csefalvay, Financial Regulation Group, London
  • Lucio D'Amario, Competition, Milan
  • Pauline Debré, Intellectual Property, Paris
  • Etienne Dessy, Banking, Brussels
  • Natura Gracia, Competition, London
  • Florian Harder, Mainstream Corporate, Munich
  • Lara Hemzaoui, Mainstream Corporate, Madrid
  • Michael Honan, Mainstream Corporate, London
  • Kristina Klaaßen-Kaiser, Mainstream Corporate, Dusseldorf
  • Gilbert Li, Mainstream Corporate, Shanghai
  • Andrew Morris, Tax, New York
  • Manfred Muller, Mainstream Corporate, Luxembourg
  • Vijaya Palaniswamy, Projects, New York
  • Philippe Remels, Mainstream Corporate, Brussels
  • Mark Russell, Projects, London
  • Eriko Sakata, IMG/Financial Regulation Group, Tokyo
  • Kirstin Schwedt, Dispute Resolution, Munich
  • Scott Simpson, Banking, London
  • Marcos Sousa Monteiro, Mainstream Corporate, Lisbon
  • James Wootton, Mainstream Corporate, London

Linklaters is also pleased to announce that 24 of our lawyers have been promoted to counsel, representing 10 different practices across 11 jurisdictions. Their promotion is also effective 1 May 2015.