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CMS announces 52 new partners in largest-ever global promotions

13 April 2021

International law firm CMS is pleased to announce the promotion of 52 new partners globally in 2021, spanning 22 cities across Europe, Latin America and Africa. The UK accounts for 44% of global promotions with 23 new partners appointed.

This is CMS’s largest-ever round of global partner promotions since 2019 when 49 were promoted to partner worldwide. This year, women account for 43% of new partner promotions in the UK and 37% of new partners globally. 

Penelope Warne, The Senior Partner, CMS UK, comments:
“The scale of this year’s partner promotions, which extend across a broad range of countries as well as practice and sector groups, is inspiring especially in these challenging Covid times. It is also an indication of the strength and confidence of our global business. We remain committed to providing opportunities for progression for all our people and these promotions reflect the firm’s diverse range of talent. I am delighted to welcome this year’s new partner cohort and would like to congratulate them all on this significant achievement.”

Pierre-Sébastien Thill, CMS Chairman, adds: 
“Congratulations to our new partners who have shown that they have the diverse set of skills needed to play a fundamental role in the development of their clients’ businesses: legal and sector expertise, an innovation and global mindset as well as the interpersonal skills to form meaningful client relationships.” 

The full list of partners is detailed below:

Oliver Werner, Compliance, Corporate/M&A, Vienna

Stéphanie Houx, Tax, Brussels

Ignacio Errazquin, Corporate/M&A, Competition, Santiago de Chile
Stephan Lührmann, Environment - Dispute Resolution, Santiago de Chile

Alexandre Bordenave, Banking & Finance, Paris
Amélie Retureau, Tax, Paris
Grégory Dumont, Private Clients, Paris
Rosetta Ferrère, Banking & Finance, Paris
Thomas Hains, Corporate/M&A, Paris

Dr Tom Christopher Pröstler, Dispute Resolution, Berlin
Dr Alexandra Otto, Employment & Pensions, Cologne
Kira Falter, Employment & Pensions, Cologne
Dr Maximilian Hacker, Restructuring & Insolvency, Düsseldorf
Amelie Schäfer, Employment & Pensions, Stuttgart
Dr Dirk Schauer, Private Clients, Stuttgart
Dr Kai Wallisch, Corporate/M&A, Stuttgart
Dr Maximilian Koschker, Employment & Pensions, Stuttgart

Szabolcs Szendrő, Competition, Budapest

Nicolò d’Elia, Insurance - Litigation, Milan
Andrea Arcangeli, Banking & Finance, Rome
Beatrice Fimiani, Tax, Rome
Massimo F. Dotto, Insurance - Litigation, Rome

Alex Muchira, Corporate & Commercial, Nairobi

Giancarlo Schievenini, Corporate/M&A, Infrastructure, Mexico City

Carolina Cueva, Compliance, Lima

Diogo Castanheira Pereira, Dispute Resolution , Lisbon
João Leitão Figueiredo, TMC, Lisbon

South Africa
Sihle Bulose, Corporate/M&A, Private Equity, Johannesburg

Sidonie Morvan, Real Estate,  Geneva

United Kingdom
Catriona Aldridge, Employment, Edinburgh
Claire Wallis, Real Estate, Edinburgh
Christopher Dickson, Construction, Glasgow
Mike McColl, Real Estate, Glasgow
Neeraj Thomas, Intellectual Property, Glasgow
Neil Lacey, Real Estate, Liverpool
Amit Tyagi, Insurance & Reinsurance Group, London
Dalia Majumder-Russell, Power, London
David Wilkinson, Real Estate, London
Elliot Cowan, Corporate, London
Geoff Tan, Insurance & Reinsurance Group, London
Justin Coaley, Corporate, London
Laura Clarke, Pensions, London
Michelle Kirkland, Corporate, London
Patrick Groves, Corporate, London
Rebecca Prigg, Construction, London
Rizwan Rahman, Corporate, London
Robin Biela, Real Estate Disputes, London
Scarlett West, Insurance & Reinsurance Group, London
Timea Scholey, Restructuring & Insolvency, London
Yvonne Screene, Insurance & Reinsurance Group, London
Eleanor Merrett, Intellectual Property, Sheffield
Tim Riordan, Insurance & Reinsurance Group, Sheffield