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).

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