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CMS Cameron McKenna announces 22 new partners and partner promotions

April 2009

CMS Cameron McKenna LLP has announced today (6 April), that it is appointing 17 new partners, with effect from 1 May 2009. In addition, five previous Office Partners have also been promoted, with effect from 1 May 2009, to the firm’s equity Gateway partnership tier.

Simon Chandler (Gateway Partner, Bristol - Insurance)

Agnieszka Deeg (Gateway Partner, Warsaw - Commercial)

Sarka Robinson (Gateway Partner, Prague - Corporate)

Rafal Stroinski (Gateway Partner, Warsaw - Corporate)

Rob Wilson (Gateway Partner, Edinburgh - Energy, Projects and Construction)

Atanas Bangachev (Office Partner, Sofia - Corporate)

Richard Bull (Office Partner, London - Corporate)

Chris Harvey (Office Partner, London - Real Estate)

Kirsty Hick (Office Partner, London - Insurance)

Helen Johnson (Office Partner, London - Corporate)

Takura Kawai (Office Partner, CEE - Commercial)

Milan Kohlrusz (Office Partner, Budapest - Commercial)

Andrzej Krasuski (Office Partner, Warsaw - Commercial)

Jonathan Lisle (Office Partner, London - Corporate)

Ian McGarr (Office Partner, London - Banking / Infrastructure and Project Finance)

Sarah Ozanne (Office Partner, London - Commercial)

Rebecca Schofield (Office Partner, London - Banking)

Jonathan Selvadory (Office Partner, Shanghai - Corporate and Commercial)

Peter Simon (Office Partner, Budapest - Energy, Projects and Construction)

Jonathan Thorpe (Office Partner, London - Insurance)

Malgorzata Urbanska (Office Partner, Warsaw - Commercial)

Philip Woodfield (Office Partner, Bristol - Banking)

"My congratulations go to all of our new partners for their significant achievement," commented Duncan Weston, Managing Partner of CMS Cameron McKenna. "We announced in March that we were extending the role of Office Partner to London. We have appointed individuals to the role for a number of years outside of London, but this is the first year that nine senior associates in London have been promoted to Office Partner. All our new partners had to go a very tough and rigorous process of assessment. The range of their abilities is extremely impressive."

CMS Cameron McKenna's partnership structure comprises three tiers of membership. Senior associates enter at Office Partner level. Office Partners can then progress to an equity Gateway tier, which entitles those partners to a share of the firm's profit. After successfully completing a period in the Gateway, a partner can then be elected to join the firm's equity.

During 2009, other CMS firms have made 28 additional new partner promotions and lateral partner hires in Europe. Lateral appointments include, Dóra Petrányi who joined CMS Cameron McKenna as a Commercial partner in the firm's Budapest office. Dóra joined from Erős Ügyvédi Iroda, Squire, Sanders & Dempsey and has over 16 years of experience of TMT, IP law (including domain name and trademark matters), and competition matters.

For more information, please contact:

Duncan Weston, Managing Partner tel: +44 (0) 207 367 2820

Charles Dalton-Holmes, External Communications Manager tel: +44 (0) 207 367 3482

  • CMS is the organisation of independent European law and tax firms of choice for organisations based in, or looking to move into, Europe. CMS provides a deep local understanding of legal, tax and business issues and delivers client-focused services through a joint strategy executed locally across 28 countries with 54 offices in Western and Central Europe and beyond. CMS was established in 1999 and today comprises nine CMS firms, employing over 2,400 lawyers and is headquartered in Frankfurt, Germany.
    • CMS nine member firms are: CMS Adonnino Ascoli & Cavasola Scamoni (Italy); CMS Albiñana & Suárez de Lezo (Spain); CMS Bureau Francis Lefebvre (France); CMS Cameron McKenna LLP (UK); CMS DeBacker (Belgium); CMS Derks Star Busmann (Netherlands); CMS von Erlach Henrici (Switzerland); CMS Hasche Sigle (Germany); and CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz (Austria).
    • CMS Cameron McKenna LLP is a leading European law firm advising businesses, financial institutions, public sector bodies and governments. It is a limited liability partnership registered in England and Wales.
    • The members of CMS are in association with The Levant Lawyers with offices in Beirut, Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Kuwait.


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