International law firm Pinsent Masons has announced the promotion of 16 individuals to its partnership, taking effect from 1 May 2017.
From the firm’s Leeds office, infrastructure and energy expert, John Bruce, was promoted to position of partner. John specialises in the delivery of complex projects both in the UK and internationally, acting for procuring authorities, private sector sponsors and funding vehicles.
Head of Pinsent Masons’ Leeds office, Chis Booth, comments:
“The promotion of John is an indication of our investment in Yorkshire and, given his involvement in complex infrastructure and energy projects, a strong example of UK and international businesses buying legal services from the region. It reinforces our ability to offer complex, innovative support for businesses locally, within the UK and across the globe.”
80% of the individuals being promoted to partner specialise in the firm’s five global sectors; Energy, Financial Services, Infrastructure, Real Estate and Advanced Manufacturing and Technology.
68% are women. This will see Pinsent Masons surpass its target of achieving 25% female representation among its partnership by 2018, a year ahead of schedule. The firm will now progress towards its longer term goal of 30% female representation.
The promotion round also includes the first Pinsent Masons partner to be made up in Sydney since the office opened in 2015.
Richard Foley, Senior Partner of Pinsent Masons, says:
“It is really inspiring to see the talent within our firm flourishing. We have worked hard to ensure a level playing field. All of those who have achieved this personal landmark have done so on merit and share our wider commitment to sector focus, legal excellence and innovation. This group will play a critical part in helping us achieve our vision of being seen as international market leader in our global sectors.”
The full list of those promoted to partner is as follows:
Sadie Andrew (Infrastructure, Australia)
Christopher Breen (TMT, UK)
John Bruce (Infrastructure, Energy, UK)
Alistair Calvert (Energy, UK)
Helen Corden (TMT, Universities, UK)
Claire Edwards (Financial Services, TMT, UK)
Christian Lütkehaus (Energy, Germany)
Sofia Parra Martinez (Infrastructure, UK)
Gurmukh Riyat (Infrastructure, Energy, UK)
Joanna Robinson (Real Estate, UK)
Alison Ross Eckford (TMT, UK)
Sonal Shah (Infrastructure, UK)
Katherine Sneddon (Infrastructure, UK)
Natalie Trainor (TMT, UK)
Kirsten Wolgast (TMT, Germany)
Christine Yuill (Tax, UK)