Linklaters announces 35 new partner elections worldwide

  • New partners elected from 11 different practice areas and across 15 jurisdictions
  • Majority of new partners are based outside the UK, underscoring Linklaters' continued global growth and ambition

Linklaters has today announced the election of 35 new partners drawn from 15 jurisdictions and 11 practice areas. In addition, there are also two promotions to partner in Linklaters’ affiliated PRC firm, Zhao Sheng. The promotions take effect from 1 May 2021.

Of the new elections, 63% are based outside of the UK, reflecting the global nature of the firm.

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

  • Divisions: Corporate (14), Finance (17), and Dispute Resolution (4)
  • Practices: Mainstream Corporate (8), Employment & Incentives (2), Tax (2), Antitrust & Foreign Investment (1), Pensions (1), Dispute Resolution (4), Banking (7), Capital Markets (5), Energy & Infrastructure (3), Financial Regulation (1), Investment Funds (1)
  • Regions: Europe (15), UK (13), Americas (3), Asia (3) and Middle East (1)
  • Gender: Female 40% (14) and Male 60% (21)
  • Race and ethnicity: 25% of the new partners in UK and US identify as from a minority ethnic background
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The diversity of talent we see in these promotions, including across practice and jurisdiction, is testament to the strength of our global network and to the firm’s ability to attract, retain and invest in leading individuals. We are confident that our newly elected partners will live the firm’s culture and values and continue to provide legal certainty in a changing world to our clients. These promotions acknowledge hard work, excellent legal skills, and service to our clients. I congratulate all those who have been promoted and wish them every success as they continue their career with us.

Charlie Jacobs Senior Partner and Chairman

Linklaters LLP
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Meet our new partners

Xi Liao and Wendy Chen have been promoted to partner in Linklaters’ affiliated PRC firm, Zhao Sheng.
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