Pinsent Masons announces 2016 Partner Promotions

04 Apr 2016 | 12:18 pm | 1 min. read

International law firm Pinsent Masons has announced the promotion of 18 individuals to its partnership, taking effect from 1 May 2016.

Of the 18 lawyers being made up to partner, almost half (eight) are women. This will bring the proportion of females in the partnership to 23%.

Project Sky, a program launched in 2014 aimed at improving gender balance in the firm’s partnership and senior leadership team set an initial milestone target of 25% representation by 2018.

The promotion round includes the first Pinsent Masons partner to be made up in Paris. The firm also re-affirmed its sector focus with two thirds of individuals specialising in the global sectors in which the firm operates.

Richard Foley, Senior Partner of Pinsent Masons, says:

“This year's promotion round is a reflection of both the quality of people within the firm, and our broader commitment to ensuring that talent can flourish at Pinsent Masons irrespective of gender. All of those who have been promoted have got there on merit, having demonstrated an ability to provide high quality legal advice delivered in the context of the sector in which the client operates. A number have also shown a willingness to innovate with and for our clients to provide market-changing solutions. My expectation therefore is that this group will play a significant part in ensuring that our business achieves its vision of becoming an international market leader in the global sectors in which we operate."

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

Tobin Ashby (Financial Services, UK)
Marcus Bate (Property, UK)
Phillip Birchall (Property, UK)
Ian Birdsey (TMT, UK)
Nicholas Carlin (Energy, UK)
Jae Fassam (Pensions, UK)
Anne-Marie Friel (Infrastructure, UK)
Frances Mallender (Financial Services, UK)
Angus McFadyen (TMT, UK)
Adrian Murray (Life Sciences, UK)
Anne-Marie Ottaway (Litigation & Regulatory, UK)
Steven Porter (Tax, UK)
Caroline Ramsay (Competition, UK)
Annabelle Richard (TMT, France)
Lucy Shurwood (Financial Services, UK)
Francis Tyrrell (Infrastructure, UK)
Navjeet Virk (Energy, UK)
Sarah Whitty (Financial Services, UK)

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