Pinsent Masons announces 2014 promotions

07 Apr 2014 | 09:30 am | 1 min. read

International law firm Pinsent Masons has announced the promotion of 15 individuals to its partnership.

Four of the appointments come from outside of the UK in the largest round of international promotions made by the firm to date.

Lawyers in the Shanghai, Dubai and Singapore offices will be made up, while the firm is also set to make its first ever partner promotion in Doha.

The firm also re-affirmed its sector focus with the imminent promotion of individuals specialising in the fields of Energy and Natural Resources, Financial Services, Infrastructure and Advanced Manufacturing and Technology among others.

In addition to the promotion of 15 to partner, 16 lawyers will be appointed to the role of Legal Director.

David Ryan, managing partner of Pinsent Masons, says:

“Pinsent Masons has maintained a strong track-record of investing in and nurturing the best talent in the market over recent years notwithstanding the severity of the global economic downturn. As we continue to expand internationally and see some signs of positive growth returning in the UK, the firm is well-placed to meet the needs of clients in the core sectors and markets in which we operate as a result of those investments. All of our successful candidates should be extremely proud of their achievement."

The promotions will take effect from 1 May 2014.

The full list of those promoted to partner is as follows:

  • Amir Ahmad - Financial Services / Banking (UAE)
  • Tom Barton - Financial Services / Pensions (UK)
  • James Cameron - Financial Services / Insolvency and Restructuring (UK)
  • Jonathan Collier - Infrastructure / Construction disputes (Qatar)
  • Martin Devine - Property / Real Estate (UK)
  • Nick Gavin-Brown - Financial Services/ Insolvency and Restructuring (UK)
  • Paul Gillen - Employment (UK)
  • Laura Gillespie - Litigation / Regulatory (UK)
  • Michelle Li - Infrastructure / Construction disputes (China)
  • Chris Martin - Energy and Natural Resources / Commercial (UK)
  • James McBurney - Litigation / Technology (UK)
  • Neil McInnes - Litigation / Regulatory (Singapore),
  • Richard Murphy - Energy and Natural Resources / Projects (UK)
  • Alan Sheeley - Litigation / Regulatory (UK)
  • Rebecca Warren - Property / Real Estate (UK)

The firm has also announced the promotion of 16 candidates to the role of legal director: Justin Chan, Sarah Clark, Suzannah Crookes, Didar Dhillon, Kathrine Eddon, Anne-Marie Friel, Tom Henderson, David Knight, James Ladner, Michael Lakin, Caroline MacLaughlin, Lynsey McKenzie, Charlotte O'Shea, Melissa Thompson, Francis Tyrrell and Simona Williamson.

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