Linklaters appoints 32 Counsel and Counsel PSLs in 2017 promotions round

Linklaters has announced the names of 32 newly-elected Counsel and Counsel PSLs, (professional support lawyer) of which 29 are Counsel, and three are Counsel PSLs.

  • Six have been made across Linklaters’ offices in Asia, building on the firm’s investment in the region
  • 10 Counsel appointed are in the firm’s Corporate division
  • 16 Counsel appointed are in the Finance and Projects division
  • Three Counsel have been appointed in the Dispute Resolution division
  • Two Counsel PSL appointments are in the Mainstream Corporate group; one is in Employment and Incentives

The appointments were made following a rigorous process, during which partner representatives from each region and senior members of the HR function considered the suitability of individuals for promotion.

The appointments in full, are:



Office   Group
Nicholas Edwards Abu Dhabi  Mainstream Corporate
Jasmin Gutle-Kunz Munich  Tax 
Jana Hager  Berlin  Mainstream Corporate
Anton Cox Luxembourg Mainstream Corporate
Jose Maria Palicio Madrid Tax 
Alejandro Meca Madrid Tax 
Guillaume Counseson Belgium  TMT/IP 
Filip Lecoutre  Belgium Mainstream Corporate 
Sibel Yilmaz  Belgium Competition/Antitrust 
Alan Walker  London  Tax 
 Finance & Projects
Eamon Nolan  New York Banking
 Gordon Mak New York Banking
 Sonja Kalnin Bangkok Banking & Projects (Corporate)*
Daniel Kwon Seoul  Capital Markets
Bernard Chain Hong Kong Banking & Projects
John Bona Hong Kong Banking & Projects
Kenneth Lam
 Tokyo Capital Markets
Patryk Figiel
 Warsaw Projects 
Sebastian Dey
 Frankfurt Capital Markets
Antongiulio Scialpi
 Milan Banking & Projects
Sylvain Canard-Volland
 Paris Real Estate 
Agathe Motte
 Paris  Banking & Projects (SFG)*
Pierre-André Destrée
 Paris  Capital Markets
Rahul Manvatkar
 London IMG
Andrew Penfold
 London Projects
Charles McConnell

Banking & Projects


Dispute Resolution
 Dispute Resolution    
 Marta Pereira  Lisbon Dispute Resolution 
 Christian Albanesi  Paris Dispute Resolution 
 Thomas Amico  Paris Dispute Resolution 
Counsel PSLs
 Counsel PSL Appointments    
 Joanna Healey  London  Mainstream Corporate
 Lucy Reeve  London  Mainstream Corporate
 Mirit Ehrenstein  London  Employment & Incentives