Ashurst elects largest ever cohort of new partners

2021 partner promotions
    • 30 new partners appointed to partnership – a record number of promotions for the third year running
    • New cohort elected from across 12 offices and 14 different practices, reflecting client demand and the strength and depth of the firm's global capabilities
    • More than a third (43%) of the new partners are female, with a five-year rolling average of 50%.

    Global law firm Ashurst announces the appointment of 30 partners, the largest ever cohort of new partners in the firm's history, reflecting the continued growth and strong performance of the firm. The promotions take effect from 1 May 2024.

    The promotions are drawn from 14 practice groups, with notable investments in disputes (27%) and projects & energy transition (37%) in line with client-demand, and span 12 of Ashurst's 31 offices across Asia, Australia, EMEA, the UK and the US. Of the newly promoted partners 43% are female, an increase of 11% on last year.

    "For the third year running, we are delighted to appoint a record-breaking number of partners to the global partnership. This is a testament to the strength of our business and the ongoing confidence we have in the growth opportunities ahead. Our 30 new partners are an outstanding group of talented legal and consulting professionals, who embody the collaborative and inclusive culture that is at the heart of our firm, and I would like to congratulate them all on their well-deserved promotion," said Ashurst's Global Chair, Karen Davies.

    Karen added that this round of promotions, the largest in the firm's history, demonstrates Ashurst's continued commitment to, and investment in, developing a diverse pipeline of talent. "This next generation of leaders represent our commitment to the growth of our business, as well as our investment into the future of the global firm and that of our greatest asset - our people. Our new partners have each made a crucial contribution to the ongoing success of our clients, our people and the firm. I am confident that each and every one of them will play a pivotal role in helping us to continue to deliver a strong performance and outpace the market, as we realise the ambitions we have set ourselves as a firm."

    "It is great to be celebrating this important career milestone of our new partners, of which they should be exceptionally proud. It is a point reached by merit, talent and continued drive and commitment," added Ashurst's CEO, Paul Jenkins. "The broad geographical and practice mix of our newly promoted partners, who cover every region in which we operate and nearly every practice group, reflects the depth of our bench and the strength of our global platform, and allow us to respond to the significant opportunities ahead, as we continue to steer our business forward and work towards achieving our 2027 Strategy."

    2024 Partner promotions

    The firm's new partners are:


    Disputes, Investigations & Advisory

    Finance, Funds & Restructuring

    Projects, Energy Transition & Real Estate

    Ashurst Advance

    Ashurst Risk Advisory

    Office of General Counsel

      • Jane Burton (Office of General Counsel, Brisbane - Ann Street)

    * Note: Ashurst Risk Advisory Pty Ltd (ABN 74 996 309 133) and Ashurst Risk Advisory LLP (company number OC442883) provide services under the Ashurst Risk Advisory brand. Ashurst Risk Advisory services do not constitute legal services or legal advice, and are not provided by legal practitioners acting in that capacity.

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