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Linklaters elects 41 new partners and 53 counsel globally

Linklaters has announced the election of 41 new partners across its global network, effective 1 May 2023.

The make-up of the new partners is as follows:

  • Divisions: Corporate (20), Finance (17) and Dispute Resolution (4)
  • Practices: Antitrust & Foreign Investment (2), Banking (6), Capital Markets (5), Dispute Resolution (4), Employment & Incentives (1), Energy & Infrastructure (1), Financial Regulation (2), Investment Funds (3), Mainstream Corporate (10), Tax (5), and TMT/IP (2)
  • Regions: UK (16), Europe (14), Asia (7), Americas (3) and Middle East (1)
  • Gender: Female 41% (17) and Male 59% (24) 

With diversity, equity and inclusion being at the heart of Linklaters’ culture and values, the firm is pleased to have met its 40% global gender diversity target for female partner promotions and its 15% target for under-represented minority ethnic partners in new partner elections annually (UK & US).

The firm is also delighted to announce that 53 of its lawyers, drawn from 14 practice areas and 16 offices, have been promoted to counsel with effect from 1 May 2023.

In addition, there are also two promotions to partner in Zhao Sheng Law Firm, Linklaters’ joint operation firm in China. These promotions also take effect from 1 May 2023.

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Aedamar Comiskey



Huge congratulations to our new partners and counsel on achieving this success. These individuals reflect our commitment to investing in our people and excelling for our clients across our global network. I have no doubt about the ambitions of our new partners and counsel to help us maximise opportunities together.

Aedamar Comiskey
Senior Partner and Chair

The newly promoted partners are:

Partner Practice Office
Marcus Pollard Antitrust & Foreign Investment Hong Kong SAR
William Leslie Antitrust & Foreign Investment Brussels
Begoña Martinez Banking Madrid
Diego Esposito Banking Milan
Gonçalo Veiga de Macedo Banking Lisbon
James Godfrey Banking London
Rhéa Christophilopoulos Banking Paris
Sam Mahboubian Banking London
Anne-Sophie Vankemmelbeke Capital Markets Brussels
Dalia Nammari Capital Markets Dubai
Lucy Sidey Capital Markets London
Min Fang Capital Markets Hong Kong SAR
Richard Hay Capital Markets London
Andrew Poulton Dispute Resolution London
Patrick Ashby Dispute Resolution New York
Rebecca James Dispute Resolution Singapore
Rebecca McGregor Dispute Resolution London
Nick Marshall Employment & Incentives London
Mark Veitch Energy & Infrastructure Singapore
Elizabeth Dowd Financial Regulation London
Kishore Bhindi Financial Regulation Hong Kong SAR
Hibban Ahmed Investment Funds Hong Kong SAR
Olena Tokman Investment Funds Frankfurt
Raoul Heinen Investment Funds Luxembourg
Alex Lehtinen Mainstream Corporate London
Andreas Zenner Mainstream Corporate Düsseldorf
Carl Sanders Mainstream Corporate  Frankfurt
Donnelly Chan Mainstream Corporate Hong Kong SAR
Jana Hager Mainstream Corporate Berlin
Lucy Reeve Mainstream Corporate London
Marleen Wessel Mainstream Corporate Amsterdam
Matthew Hearn Mainstream Corporate London
Mehdi Boumedine Mainstream Corporate Paris
Nicole Meyer Mainstream Corporate London
Danièle Buchler Tax Luxembourg
Gabriel Grossman Tax New York
Michelle Lo Tax New York
Rhian Parker Tax London
Sam Lintonbon Tax London
Greg Palmer TMT/IP London
Rich Jones TMT/IP London

The newly promoted Zhao Sheng partners are:

Partner Practice Office
Arthur Peng Antitrust & Foreign Investment Beijing
Benran Huang Mainstream Corporate Beijing

The newly promoted counsel are:

Counsel Practice Office
Ina Lunneryd Antitrust & Foreign Investment Brussels
Lauren O'Brien Antitrust & Foreign Investment London
Lodewick Prompers Antitrust & Foreign Investment Brussels
Mark Daniel Antitrust & Foreign Investment London
Will Huynh Antitrust & Foreign Investment New York
Andres Loera Banking New York
Marco Carrieri Banking Milan
Mark Dawson Banking New York
Nicole Rölike Banking Frankfurt
Beibei Ding Capital Markets Hong Kong SAR
Lorenzo Dal Canto Capital Markets Milan
Peter Cullen Capital Markets Dubai
Scott James Capital Markets London
Shan Jiang Capital Markets Hong Kong SAR
Yosuke Unami Capital Markets Tokyo
Claudia Cavicchioli Dispute Resolution Paris
David Thomas Dispute Resolution London
Elenor Parkhouse Dispute Resolution London
Hansel Ng Dispute Resolution Singapore
Luis Valdenebro Dispute Resolution Madrid
Maria Mitaeva Dispute Resolution Paris
Neil Boyd Dispute Resolution London
Joshua Li Employment & Incentives Hong Kong SAR
Nicholas Atwood Energy & Infrastructure Washington DC
Nick Szmigin Energy & Infrastructure London
Pierre Sikorav Energy & Infrastructure Paris
Subir Rajadhyaksha Energy & Infrastructure London
Clare Whittle Financial Regulation London
Florian Reul Financial Regulation Frankfurt
Victoria Hickman Financial Regulation London
Jennifer Calver Fintech London
Sophia Le Vesconte Fintech London/Paris
Adrien Timmermans Investment Funds Luxembourg
Julia Vergauwen Investment Funds London
Benjamin Prévost Mainstream Corporate Paris
Benjamin Wilkinson Mainstream Corporate London
Fabian Liepe Mainstream Corporate Frankfurt
Florence Forster Mainstream Corporate Luxembourg
Gary Beh Mainstream Corporate Singapore
Julius Raapke Mainstream Corporate Düsseldorf
Mariana Serra Baptista Mainstream Corporate Lisbon
Ruprecht Freiherr von Maltzahn Mainstream Corporate Munich
Tiffany Yan Mainstream Corporate Hong Kong SAR
Ulrike Wollenweber Mainstream Corporate Frankfurt
Vera Maramzine Mainstream Corporate Paris
Wuji Zhang Mainstream Corporate Hong Kong SAR
Simon Borhan Pensions London
Adriana Andrzejewska Real Estate Warsaw
Laura von Samson-Himmelstjerna Real Estate Frankfurt
Alexander Goldsmith Tax London
Matthieu Possoz Tax Brussels
Ceyhun Pehlivan TMT/IP Madrid
Jean-François Merdrignac TMT/IP Paris


The term partner in relation to Shanghai Zhao Sheng Law Firm (Zhao Sheng) is used to refer to a partner of Zhao Sheng or an employee or consultant of Zhao Sheng with equivalent standing within the firm.

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