11:11, April 20 458 0

2017-04-20 11:11:06
BLP reveals smallest-ever promotions round

Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) has announced its smallest-ever new partner intake – with four partners made up.

Two of the new partners have been promoted in London, with Patrick Johnson and Gareth Stringer joining the corporate and real estate team respectively.

Johnson joined BLP in 2007 after working as a lawyer in Australian firm Minter Ellison. Stringer meanwhile trained at the firm and became an associate in 2007.

An additional two lawyers have been made up internationally.

Finance lawyer Philippe Kamarowsky has been promoted in Frankfurt, while Vitaly Dianov will become a partner in the Moscow lititgation and corporate risk team.

This is one of BLP’s smallest-ever promotions rounds. It promoted 17 lawyers to partnership last year, with the vast majority of new lawyers based in the firm’s London office.

In 2015, just five lawyers were promoted, while eight new lawyers were made up in 2014.

BLP last year posted its second highest average profit per equity partner (PEP) ever at £683,000. However, it also emerged that the firm was freezing all lawyer and staff salaries amid the fallout from the Brexit vote in June.