Pinsent Masons announces 2013 Partner promotions

22 Apr 2013 | 08:00 am | 1 min. read

International law firm Pinsent Masons has announced the promotion of 14 Partners and 11 Legal Directors with effect from 1 May 2013.

Lawyers from around the firm's network have been promoted, with 3 partner promotions in Asia Pacific and 11 partners made up across Pinsent Masons' UK business.

The firm has re-affirmed its sector focus with the promotions of individuals specialising in the fields of Energy and Natural Resources, Financial Services and Infrastructure in addition to legal disciplines including Corporate, Property, TMT and Tax.

David Ryan, Managing Partner of Pinsent Masons, says:

"Pinsent Masons has made significant progress over the year and we are pleased to be able to promote a number of talented individuals to help us build upon that. We remain committed to ensuring our business is well-placed to respond to demand in those sectors and markets where we see significant potential for growth."

The full list of promoted partners is:

  • Amanda Yao (Shanghai) – Corporate
  • Chris McGarvey (Edinburgh) – Energy and Infrastructure / Projects
  • Ellen Zhang (Beijing) – Infrastructure / Construction
  • Ian Stubbs (Manchester) – Energy and Infrastructure / Projects
  • James Earl (London) – Sport / Commercial
  • James Long (Leeds) – Real Estate / Property  
  • Nicola Buchanan (Manchester) – Real Estate / Property
  • Paul Connolly (Glasgow) – Real Estate / Property
  • Paul Haswell (Hong Kong) – Advanced Manufacturing and Technology Services / TMT
  • Philip Scott (Leeds) – Financial Services / Banking
  • Richard Scott (Aberdeen) – Energy and Natural Resources / Banking
  • Scott Johnston (Glasgow) – Energy and Natural Resources / Construction 
  • Simon Gardiner (London) – Real Estate / Property
  • Tom Cartwright (London) – Financial Services / Tax

The firm has also promoted 11 lawyers to the position of Legal Director. They are: William Soileau (Shanghai - Corporate); Mark Baker (London - Financial Services / Pensions); Lucy Shurwood (London - Financial Services / Banking); Celia Cullen (Manchester - Infrastructure / Projects); Neil Hehir (Aberdeen - Energy / Projects); Simon J Colvin (Manchester - Real Estate / Property); Martin Devine (Glasgow - Real Estate / Property); Sean Houlihan (Leeds - Real Estate / Property); Ross McDowall (Glasgow - Real Estate / Property); Chris Martin (Edinburgh - AMTS / TMT); Natalie Trainor (London - AMTS / TMT).

Latest press releases

Show me all press releases

Pinsent Masons publishes its 2020 pay gap report

Pay gap reporting highlights the value and importance of our drive to promote diversity and inclusion. This year we have opted to report on our disability pay gap for the first time as we underscore our commitment to belonging and inclusion and strengthen our network groups to encourage and champion change for all of our people.

Pinsent Masons advises Sanne Group on first specialised depositary services licence in Ireland

Multinational law firm Pinsent Masons has advised global fund administrator Sanne Group on the first specialised depositary licence to be granted by the Central Bank of Ireland, further enhancing Sanne’s capabilities in Ireland and its multi-jurisdictional proposition for alternative fund managers.

Pinsent Masons provides legal advice in breakthrough data trust report for food industry

Multinational law firm Pinsent Masons has provided the legal advice in a set of new reports recommending the latest innovation in the burgeoning technology of data trusts.

People who viewed this press release also viewed

Show me all press releases

Pinsent Masons publishes its 2020 pay gap report

Pay gap reporting highlights the value and importance of our drive to promote diversity and inclusion. This year we have opted to report on our disability pay gap for the first time as we underscore our commitment to belonging and inclusion and strengthen our network groups to encourage and champion change for all of our people.

Pinsent Masons advises Sanne Group on first specialised depositary services licence in Ireland

Multinational law firm Pinsent Masons has advised global fund administrator Sanne Group on the first specialised depositary licence to be granted by the Central Bank of Ireland, further enhancing Sanne’s capabilities in Ireland and its multi-jurisdictional proposition for alternative fund managers.

Pinsent Masons provides legal advice in breakthrough data trust report for food industry

Multinational law firm Pinsent Masons has provided the legal advice in a set of new reports recommending the latest innovation in the burgeoning technology of data trusts.

For all media enquiries, including arranging an interview with one of our spokespeople, please contact the press office on

+44 (0)20 7418 8199 or 

Location contacts