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Linklaters makes up 26 in largest promos round since 2008

Written by: Richard Simmons
Published on: 21 Mar 2017

Linklaters has made up 26 associates to partner in its latest promotions round, including eight in the UK.

The firm’s corporate division welcomes 12 new partners, as does the finance and projects division, with dispute resolution taking two.

The round sees five women and 21 men given the nod. Senior partner Charlie Jacobs, Senior Partner at Linklaters, said: “As excited as we are by today’s announcement, we are disappointed that we have failed to reach our target for female partners in this year’s election. We remain absolutely committed to this important goal and acknowledge that despite firm-wide progress on diversity, we must and will strive to do better.”

In London, the firm has made up two tax specialists – James Morgan and Mavnick Nerwal. Two mainstream corporate lawyers have also been promoted: Fionnghuala Griggs and Kanyaka Ramamurthi.


The other promotions in the City are the banking team’s Ian Callaghan, capital markets lawyer Reza Taylor, Ilia Ditiatev of the projects team and TMT/IP lawyer Yohan Liyanage.

Away from London, the Paris and Frankfurt offices have most promotions this year: three each.

Two are made up in Hong Kong, the office after London that has seen most promotions in the last decade.

The Warsaw office gets its first promotion since 2013, and Abu Dhabi its first since 2012.


This promotions round is the firm’s largest since 2008, when Linklaters made up 28 associates.


The promotions take effect on 1 May.

Linklaters promotions 2017


  • Fionnghuala Griggs, Mainstream Corporate
  • Ian Callaghan, Banking
  • Ilia Ditiatev, Projects
  • James Morgan, Tax
  • Mavnick Nerwal, Tax
  • Kanyaka Ramamurthi, Mainstream Corporate
  • Reza Taylor, Capital Markets
  • Yohan Liyanage, TMT IP


  • Janusz Dzianachowski, Real Estate, Warsaw
  • Jean-Charles Jais, Dispute Resolution, Paris
  • Laurent Victor-Michel, Mainstream Corporate, Paris
  • Pierre Thomet, Mainstream Corporate, Paris
  • Melinda Perera, Banking, Luxembourg
  • Rui Camacho Palma, Tax, Lisbon
  • Alexander Harmse, Capital Markets, Amsterdam
  • Andreas Dehio, Financial Regulation Group, Frankfurt
  • Burkhard Rinne, Capital Markets, Frankfurt
  • Christian Schmitt, Dispute Resolution, Frankfurt
  • Dirk Horcher, Mainstream Corporate, Munich


  • Iris Leung, Capital Markets, Hong Kong
  • Sumit Indwar, Financial Regulation Group, Hong Kong
  • John Xu, Mainstream Corporate, Shanghai
  • Laure de Panafieu, Employment and Incentives, Singapore
  • Parthiv Rishi, Mainstream Corporate, Singapore

Middle East

  • Andrew Jennens, Banking, Abu Dhabi


  • Robert Trust, Banking, New York