Global law firm Norton Rose Fulbright has announced that 54 of its lawyers have been promoted to partner in locations around the world this month.
The promotions span 11 global practice areas, including litigation and disputes, corporate, M&A and securities, banking and finance, intellectual property, employment and labour, tax, real estate, projects, antitrust and competition, bankruptcy, financial restructuring and insolvency, and information governance, privacy and cybersecurity.
Overall, 23 of the 54 promoted lawyers are women, marking an average of 43%.
In the UK, the promotions include Matthew Buckle, Zayba Drabu and James Lockwood in litigation and disputes, Helen Fairhead in antitrust and competition, Laura Kiwelu in projects, Marianne McMahon in general counsel, Louisa Roe in real estate, Nicolas Sirtoli in corporate, M&A and securities, and Alex Zekkos in banking and finance.
Gerry Pecht, global chief executive at Norton Rose Fulbright, said: “Congratulations to these outstanding individuals who represent the future of Norton Rose Fulbright on their well-deserved promotions. Our clients continually praise these rising stars for their industry knowledge, business acumen and innovative solutions.
“I am especially proud that women account for more than 40% of our partner promotions for the third straight year, aligning with our ongoing gender diversity target of 40% women in our overall partnership, leadership roles, lawyer promotions, lateral additions and senior business services hires.”